Chain O' Lakes, Illinois, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Chain O' Lakes, Illinois, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Chain O' Lakes, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Chain O' Lakes, Illinois, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Chain O' Lakes, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

Important essentials for Chain O' Lakes, Illinois, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Chain O' Lakes, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may get worn. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly option.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Chain O' Lakes, Illinois, United States of America by month

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January

In January, Chain O' Lakes is very cold. Temperatures routinely are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) and occasionally jump into the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Chain O' Lakes, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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February

February in Chain O' Lakes is freezing. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It snows once in a while.

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March

In March, Chain O' Lakes can be brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Chain O' Lakes, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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April

In April, Chain O' Lakes is chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Chain O' Lakes, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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May

May in Chain O' Lakes is mild. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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June

June for Chain O' Lakes is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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July

July is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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August

August in Chain O' Lakes is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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September

September is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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October

October in Chain O' Lakes is cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

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November

If you visit Chain O' Lakes during November, you might notice that it can be brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

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December

December in Chain O' Lakes is very cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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Activities for Chain O' Lakes, Illinois, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Chain O' Lakes.

If you go to Chain O' Lakes State Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

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