Getting away for a weekend at Lake Michigan isn’t as easy as it probably should be. The Illinois Beach State Park provides visitors an opportunity to experience six and a half miles of shoreline for families to camp, play and swim. We spoke with Bob from Illinois Beach State Park, who filled us in on his favorite campsite in the park, what to do – and when to come trout fishing. Listen to our full interview here:
Illinois Beach State Park Camping
Camp Illinois: I’m talking with Bob today from Illinois Beach State Park in Illinois. How’s it going this morning, Bob?
Bob: It’s great.
CI: So, let’s just start with how long Illinois Beach State Park has been there and how it got its start.
CI: Okay, and I can see from a couple images here on your website, it looks pristine. It looks gorgeous.
CI: And what are the most popular activities at the park?
CI: Okay. And what kind of accommodations do you offer for camping?
Bob: All of our sites have electricity. Come with a picnic table and a fire ring. There are shower buildings and flush toilets. Water spigots are disbursed throughout the campground. About every 20 feet, there’s a water spigot. You can fill your tanks. You’re just not allowed to stay hooked up. There’s a dump station. And that’s about it.
CI: Okay, perfect. Two more questions for you. If you could spend just one hour in Illinois Beach State Park, how would you spend your time, Bob?
CI: Okay. And if you could spend just one night in Illinois Beach State Park, which specific campsite would you choose and why?
Bob: My favorite site, I think, is 3684. It’s along the beach and it’s a nice site.
CI: Okay, perfect. Well, thanks so much for taking some time out of your morning, Bob, to chat with us about Illinois Beach State Park in Illinois.