Crystal Lake Park District Beach Opening Days Announced

Mon May 24, 2021

Crystal Lake Park District Main Beach open for the season on Saturday, May 29 at 9 am. West Beach opens on June 5 at 9 am. The beaches are open to Residents and Non-Residents.

To access beach visitor information including picnic or group reservation forms:

Visit crystallakeparks.org

Tab: Places to go

Drop down: Beaches

 

RESIDENT Daily Admission Fees:

Park District Resident and Guest: $1 (up to 4 guests per family)

Guests: $4 per guests (above the 4 guest maximum)

Senior Citizen (age 60+): FREE

Children (age 3 and under): FREE

Parking: FREE

Twilight Rate (begins at 5 pm): FREE

 

NON-RESIDENT Daily Admission Fees:

Park District Non-Resident (ages 16-59 years): $12

Youth (4-15 years): $9

Senior Citizen (age 60+): $9

Children (age 3 and under): FREE

Parking: FREE

Twilight Rate (begins at 5 pm): Half Price

 

Season Pass

A Season Beach Pass is the best way to enjoy fun at the beach all summer long. Beach passes are available at the Administration Office or at Main Beach during summer operating hours. Beach passes are for beach use only and do not include the boat launch, boat rental, program or special event privileges. Beach passes do not include entrance of guests

Resident Individual Beach Pass: $10 (ages 4-59), FREE (Seniors 60+), FREE (children 3 & under)

Non-Resident Individual Beach Pass: $65 (ages 4-59), $50 (youths 4-15 years), $50 (Seniors 60+), FREE (children 3 & under)

 

 

Beach Hours of Operation

Main Beach, 300 Lake Shore Drive, Crystal Lake

Pre-Season Beach Hours of Operation

Sat, May 29-Mon, May 31                                9 am-Dusk

Tu, Jun 1-Fri, Jun 4                                            Noon-Dusk

Regular Season Beach Hours of Operation

June 5-August 12 (7 days/week)                      9 am-Dusk

*please note that Main Beach is closed on Fri, Aug 13 for a ticketed special event.

 

West Beach, 2330 Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake

Pre-Season Beach Hours of Operation

Sat, May 29-Mon, May 31                                10 am-7 pm

Tu, Jun 1-Fri, Jun 4                                            3-6 pm

Regular Season Beach Hours of Operation

June 5-Aug 13 (7 days/week)                          10 am-7 pm

 

A handicap beach wheelchair is available at both Main and West Beach. Please contact the Beach Office for further information 815-477-5404

 

Drop In Fun

Bingo at the Boathouse, Drop in, Wed, Noon-1 pm, no fee to play bingo

 

Main Beach Boat Rental

Open daily, weather dependent, 9 am-7 pm

Boat Rentals are available at the Main Beach Boat House. Boat rentals include: paddle boats, canoes, sailboats, rowboats, kayak, dragon boat and stand up paddle board. To reserve a boat rental online, go to crystallakeparks.org, click on ‘Places to Go’ and then ‘Beaches’ and then the ‘Boating’ tab.

 

All renters must sign a Boat Rental Waiver. 12-15 year olds may use boats with a signature of a parent/guardian who is present on the beach. 16-17 year olds may use boats with a signature of a parent/guardian.

 

For more information about Crystal Lake Park District Beach Operations, contact Heidi Stolt at (815) 459-0680, ext. 1213, hstolt@crystallakeparks.org.