Main Beach Opens May 28, West Beach Opens June 4

Sat June 4, 2022

Crystal Lake Park District Main Beach opens for the season on Sat, May 28 at 9 am and West Beach open for the season on Saturday, June 4 at 11 am. The beaches are open to Residents and Non-Residents.

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


RESIDENT Daily Admission Fees:

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

Guest of Park District Resident: $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 (youth 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 28-Mon, May 30                                9 am-Dusk

Tu, May 31-Fri, Jun 3                                       Noon-Dusk

Regular Season Beach Hours of Operation

June 4-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

Regular Season Beach Hours of Operation

June 4-Aug 12 (7 days/week)                          11 am-6 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, NEW Quackers the Duck paddleboat and stand up paddle board. To reserve a boat rental online, go to, 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,