1220 Dearborn Ave | Hwy 251 - South Beloit, IL 61080
(815) 389-1479  

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Beach :


2019 HOURS



Monday - Friday  9 to 5 Will Close for the season Friday Oct. 18th. Inquiries please call 815-389-1479

Saturday  CLOSED

Closed on Sunday

Camping: CLOSED for the 2019 season 

Diving: CLOSED for the season!

Restaurant: Pearl Lake Restaurant will not be serving dinners on Friday and Saturday nights this season.

We would like to thank everyone who has come to dinner over the past 55 years.  It has been a pleasure and greatly appreciated.

The beach, the snack bar for the beach, scuba diving, campground and the trailer sales will all be open at their normal times of business.

Seasonal & Park Home Camping

For those looking for that weekend “lake home” for summer weekends and vacations, or those wanting to enjoy the “snowbirding” life-style in retirement, staying  close to the family in the Midwest during the summer while spending their winters in the sunny South, Pearl Lake offers everything that you’re looking for.

While its “northwoods” look and atmosphere offers the same feel as a resort community in Northern Wisconsin, Pearl Lake offers that feel as close as Illinois/Wisconsin border.  Weekenders benefit from a short drive on the Interstate from the Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison and other metropolitan areas to reach their weekend retreat, while retirees can find themselves the same short distance from family, old friends and their “roots” in their retirement years.

Pearl Lake’s RV Park offers sites for travel and destination trailers and 5th wheels as well as for park home units, while its Park Home Neighborhood features lots that accommodate park homes with large “Florida” rooms, with some site’s adjacent to the lake and others within view of it.

With the lake as its centerpiece, Pearl Lake’s residents enjoy access to an expansive and meticulously groomed swimming beach as well as fishing in 35 acres of gin-clear waters that are regularly stocked with game fish including small and largemouth bass, walleye, perch, trout, and bluegills as well.  Fishing is from shore or residents may furnish their own small fishing boats either equipped with oars or trolling motors.  Residents may also utilize their own paddle boats on the lake or rent those available from Pearl Lake.

The Beach Snack Bar offers sandwiches and treats when the beach is open.

Seasonal sites include full hook-ups (water, metered electric & sewer) and optional telephone service.  Cable television is available at some sites and the property is also serviced by satellite tv service providers.  Additionally, a number of local “over-air” channels/networks are available.  A WIFI network is available for a portion of the campground.

Although the lake’s grounds project a “northwoods” atmosphere, all the conveniences of a large metropolitan area are located nearby … including grocery stores, shopping, fine dining and fast food, and a variety of interesting attractions and entertainment.  See our list of Information, Area Attractions and Links.

Pearl Lake’s camping season extends from May 1st to October 15th.

Pearl Lake Trailer Sales, located on the property, offers both new and used travel and destination trailers, 5th wheels, and parkhome units for sale.  (Please note … all parkhome units must be purchased from or re-sold through Pearl Lake Trailer Sales.)  Service, installation and building services, as well as retail sales of camping supplies and LP, are also available.  Winterization of units is also offered after closing for an additional fee.

Please see Seasonal Camping Amenities, Rules and Regulations and Rates for additional information.






Each campsite features:

  • Electric hook-up (30 amp and/or 50 amp service)
  • Potable water connection
  • Picnic table
  • Campfire pit (firewood available for purchase)
  • Optional sewer connections/“full-hook-ups” at many sites (specify when making your reservation)

Other amenties include:

  • Wooded sites providing shade or open areas affording satellite television reception.
  • Modern bath house open 24 hours per day with flush toilets and shower facilities.
  • Beautifully groomed, guarded swimming beach (10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily, Memorial Day to Labor Day, weather permitting).
  • Paddle boats are permitted for our seasonal residents or paddle boat and kayak rental is available (during beach hours).
  • Fishing … with artificial bait or night crawlers only … seasonal residents may fish from shore or maintain a small fishing boat on site (oars or electric trolling motors only) … areas of diving activity must be avoided … see the Seasonal Camping Rules and Regulations for details.
  • Scuba diving for certified divers or students in training (additional entry fee required).
  • Firewood available (at additional charge).
  • Alcoholic beverages available at the bar (during Beach hours).
  • Sandwiches, beverages and snacks available at the Beach Snack Bar (during beach hours).
  • Camping supplies and RV service available at Pearl Lake Trailer Sales.
  • Campground event building available for group gatherings (reservations required).
  • Major retail, grocery and service outlets and dining nearby.
  • Many local attractions available for your entertainment and recreation.

Seasonal Camping Rules & Regulations

  • Quiet for the enjoyment of everyone is strictly enforced... no loud stereos, TVs, parties/activities, or other noise is tolerated.
  • Occupancy is from May 1st - October 15. No off-season use.
  • Seasonal payment is due by May 1st. A $200 deposit is required by October 1 to reserve the site for the following year.
  • All "Park Home Trailers" for occupancy in the Park Home Neighborhood must meet the approval of and be purchased from Pearl Lake Trailer Sales. Both in stock and special order units feature a wide variety of models and floorplans to choose from.  A wide variety of models and floorplans are available to choose from.  Visit the Pearl Lake Trailer Sales pages for more details.
  • Placement of permanent structures such as decks, rooms, storage sheds, etc. must be approved by park management. Pearl Lake Trailer Sales is also available for design and construction of those items… quotes are available upon request.
  • All seasonal occupants are issued a swimming pass listing adults and dependent children and is required for entrance to the swimming beach.  Additionally, one complimentary ten punch pass is issued per lot for use by any guests of the resident.  Lost passes cannot be replaced.
  • Swimming is permitted at the designated Beach area and only when the Beach is open … 10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily, Memorial Day to Labor Day, weather permitting.  No swimming or wading is allowed in the lake proper at any time. Campers must follow all Beach Rules as listed on this site and as posted at the Beach entrance.
  • Fishing is permitted from the South shore of the lake during daylight hours only and with artificial bait or night crawlers only. Catch and release is required for any game fish (small or largemouth bass, walleye, perch or trout) that are less than 12” in length.
    Seasonal RV Park and Park Home Neighborhood lots are not transferable without the approval of the management (fees may apply) and park home unit resale restrictions apply.
  • All vehicles (resident and guest) entering the RV Park and Park Home Neighborhood must acquire and clearly display a Pearl Lake camping pass in the windshield.  Resident passes are issued at the initial Spring registration and guest passes are available at the camp office (located per signage and open from 8:00 am until 10:00 pm). The number of visitors at any one time should be limited to parking availability and any activities should not be an imposition of any kind upon one’s neighbors.
  • Usage of the unit and/or over-night stays by guests are only allowed when an adult registered owner of the unit is present.  All visitor’s vehicles present over-night must have an appropriately dated pass displayed.
  • Pets are allowed, but must be on a leash, kept quiet and picked up after… no pets allowed on the beach and provision must be taken to assure their supervision at the camp site while campers are at the beach, etc. – no barking dogs please!

Seasonal Rates (effective for the 2019 season)

Seasonal Campsite Rates:

$2,625 annual per lot Normal Occupancy plus metered electric and service fee
$2,725 annual per lot Continuous Occupancy plus metered electric and service fee
Electrical usage is metered at each site and billed with a service fee at the end of  the season
LP gas available at an additional charge

South Annex Seasonal Campsite Rates:

$2,800 annual per lot Normal Occupancy plus metered electric and service fee
$2,900 annual per lot Continuous Occupancy plus metered electric and service fee
Electrical usage is metered at each site and billed with a service fee at the end of  the season
Phone, LP gas available at an additional charge 

Park Home Neighborhood Site Rates:

$3,000 annual LakeSide lot plus metered electric and service fee
$2,800 annual LakeView lot plus metered electric and service fee
Electrical usage is metered at each site and billed with a service fee at the end of the season
Phone, cable TV and LP gas available at an additional charge  

Prices subject to change without notice, please call to verify.

Local Attractions and Information

Local Television Channels: (consistency and quality of local reception varies)

  • Channel 13 – NBC / WREX 13 – Rockford, IL
  • Channel 17 – ABC / WTVO 17 – Rockford, IL
  • Channel 23 – CBS / WIFR  23 – Rockford, IL
  • Channel 39 – FOX / WQRF 39 – Rockford, IL
  • Channel 33 – Telemundo / WFBN 33 – Rockford, IL
  • Channel 3 – CBS / WISC 3 – Madison, WI
  • Channel 15 – NBC / WMTV – Madison, WI
  • Channel 21 – PBS / WHA – Madison, WI
  • Channel 27 – ABC / WKOW – Madison, WI
  • Channel 47 – FOX / WMSN – Madison, WI
  • Channel 57 – CW / WBUW – Janesville, WI

Local Attractions: Click here for a PDF list of local attractions