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Fox River Shelter B


Weekends and holidays (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day)
Number of People Resident Nonresident
1-50 $90.00 $180.00
For each additional group of 10 people add $10

Weekdays and off-season reservations (after Labor Day through Friday before Memorial Day)
Number of People Resident Nonresident
1-50 $80.00 $160.00
For each additional group of 10 people add $10


This shelter at the Fox River Forest Preserve in Port Barrington is adjacent to trails and parking. Its rustic stone-and-wood construction makes for a charming setting for your event.

Access Shelter B from the preserve's main entrance on Roberts Road, turn left at first intersection and follow road to the first parking lot on the right.

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Rules and Regulations

For your safety and enjoyment, please...

  • Leave nature as you find it for others to enjoy.
  • Leash and pick up litter from pets.
  • Smoking is prohibited within 15 feet of playgrounds.
  • Clean the shelter area before leaving your event.
  • Decorations and directional signs are permitted, but may not be attached to Lake County Forest Preserve signs. Use only tape or thumbtacks to attach decorations to the shelter. All decorations and signs must be removed when event is finished.
  • Alcoholic beverages are permitted; must be 21 years or older. No alcohol consumption within 100 feet of parking lots. Host liquor liability insurance is available but not mandatory.
  • Park only in lots. Loitering in lots is prohibited. Vehicles left after closing will be towed at owner's expense.
  • Service roads may be used for unloading and loading only. Do not leave vehicles parked on service road. If you need use of the service road, place a request for the gate to be dropped at the time you reserve the shelter.


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Shelter Features:

Maximum Capacity

150: Shelter and surrounding area
  90: Under the shelter roof

Total Picnic Tables and Grills

20 Tables
  1 Grill


  • Water and toilets may not be available mid-October–May.
  • Band/DJ must face the river to minimize disturbance to other preserve guests and neighbors.

Special Amenities

Picnic Tables
Flush Toilets
Drinking Water
Running Water

Special Activities:

Any vendors hired by the permit holder to provide special activities, including catering, must be licensed with the Lake County Forest Preserve District for the current year. Approved vendors for each special activity permitted at this shelter are listed in document below.

Special activities allowed at this shelter are:


Licensed Vendors:

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