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Shelter rental postponed until after Tuesday, March 31.

Anyone who has a shelter booked during this time frame will be issued a refund. To communicate with our staff regarding customer service questions, call 847-367-6640 or contact us online.

Half Day Shelter B

Located within Half Day Forest Preserve in Vernon Hills, this shelter is adjacent to 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, park in the second lot on your right, which is shared with Shelter A or continue on to the third lot. Either way, your shelter is just a short walk down an accessible trail.

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Shelter Features:

Maximum Capacity

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

Total Picnic Tables and Grills

26 Tables
  1 Grill


  • Water may not be available mid-October–May.
  • In order to have band/DJ, you must rent both shelters A and B to minimize disturbance to other preserve guests.
  • When booking two shelters, use A and B.
  • Open area permits are not available at this preserve.


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