Illinois Beach State Park South

Zion, Illinois

Illinois Beach State Park South Beach is home to a campground, beach and numerous hiking and biking trails. There are fishing opportunities and an enjoyable rocky-sand beach. The hiking and biking trails allow you to experience the nature of Illinois Beach State Park and there are many picnic tables located throughout the beach. This long beach is divided into North, Resort, and South sections.

CALIDAD DE AGUA
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Estado Histórico
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Agosto 30th, 2018. Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
13°C
Clear and sunny
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled from 23 Mayo to 31 Agosto

SOURCE INFORMATION

Lake County Health Department monitors the majority of beaches 4 days per week from Memorial Day to Labour Day. When sample results are reported on the County's website, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

Recreational public beaches in Illinois are tested at least once every week, typically from May to September. In popular beach areas such as Chicago, beaches are tested five times per week or even daily. Illinois beaches are posted when a single sample exceeds 235 E. coli / 100 ml.

In the USA, the Environmental Protection Agency has two sets of recommendations for freshwater and marine beaches. A single sample at a freshwater beach should not exceed 235 E. coli / 100 ml of water. A single sample at a marine beach should not exceed 104 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a freshwater beach should not exceed 126 E. coli / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a marine beach should not exceed 35 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. States may choose to use this standard or they may substitute a standard that is "as protective as" the EPA's recommendation. The Beach Act is the nation's primary beach protection law.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Illinois Beach State Park South

Zion, Illinois

CALIDAD DE AGUA
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Estado Histórico
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Agosto 30th, 2018. Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
13°C
Clear and sunny

Illinois Beach State Park South Beach is home to a campground, beach and numerous hiking and biking trails. There are fishing opportunities and an enjoyable rocky-sand beach. The hiking and biking trails allow you to experience the nature of Illinois Beach State Park and there are many picnic tables located throughout the beach. This long beach is divided into North, Resort, and South sections.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled from 23 Mayo to 31 Agosto

SOURCE INFORMATION

Lake County Health Department monitors the majority of beaches 4 days per week from Memorial Day to Labour Day. When sample results are reported on the County's website, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

Recreational public beaches in Illinois are tested at least once every week, typically from May to September. In popular beach areas such as Chicago, beaches are tested five times per week or even daily. Illinois beaches are posted when a single sample exceeds 235 E. coli / 100 ml.

In the USA, the Environmental Protection Agency has two sets of recommendations for freshwater and marine beaches. A single sample at a freshwater beach should not exceed 235 E. coli / 100 ml of water. A single sample at a marine beach should not exceed 104 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a freshwater beach should not exceed 126 E. coli / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a marine beach should not exceed 35 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. States may choose to use this standard or they may substitute a standard that is "as protective as" the EPA's recommendation. The Beach Act is the nation's primary beach protection law.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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