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Fox River Shelter A

Located within the Fox River Forest Preserve in Port Barrington, this large rustic shelter sits adjacent to trails and parking and offers a beautiful view of the river. A large stone fireplace adds to the shelter's ambience.

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

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Shelter Features:

Maximum Capacity

350: Shelter and surrounding area
288: Under the shelter roof

Total Picnic Tables and Grills

46 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.


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