Half Day Shelter C
This shelter has the most secluded picnic area offered within Half Day Forest Preserve in Vernon Hills. It is located near a small pond and the countywide Des Plaines River Trail. Use it as your home base for a group hike or explore the scenic trails at connecting Wright Woods Forest Preserve.
The shelter area features a nearby playfield and horseshoe pit. A playground is located near Shelters A and B and is shared with all preserve visitors. Picnickers also have access to the preserve's fishing pond and trails.
To access this shelter, turn right into the third parking area, then bear left for the Shelter C lot.
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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.