Illinois Beach State Park

by E K & E, Update by Chris

Illinois Beach State Park Beach Glass 1

Illinois Beach State Park Beach Glass 1

Illinois Beach State Park, Illinois

Lots to be found here!

My wife & I walked the shoreline from the nuclear plant to Dead River.  Probably about 4.5-5 hours.

We found 85 pieces of glass including 2 red, 2 cobalt, a bunch of green & clear and 3 small mosaic tiles.  Not a lot of brown. 

We also found a chunk of porcelain and lots of terra cotta. Our personal best one day haul. 

~ update on Illinois Beach State Park provided by Chris

Original was the following:

Illinois Beach State Park, Illinois, USA by Zion, Illinois On a beautiful day and very calm lake conditions (Lake Michigan was like glass) we found very little.

Spent about 30 minutes, and between the two of us we found 5 very small pieces (half the size of a dime).

If you're looking for jewelry grade this beach doesn't seem to have that size.

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May 28, 2021
Collecting beach glass
by: Anonymous

They suggest when you collect beach grass you should also pick up whatever trash you find. And leave fossils behind.

May 13, 2020
Removing trash from beaches
by: Jim

Is it unlawful to remove trash from beaches? Beach glass is trashed and broken glass that was left on the beach. Picking it up is a public service in my opinion.

Nov 19, 2019
Prohibited activities in State Parks
by: Anonymous

It is unlawful to remove anything from a Illinois State Park.

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