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Reserve Shelters For 2020 Beginning February 3rd

Shelter Reservations Begin
Monday, February 3, 2020
Forest Preserve shelterhouses are beautiful and affordable settings for special events and celebrations. Plan ahead for your 2020 family and corporate gatherings and reserve in early February to ensure you secure your favorite location and date. 

On Monday, February 3, 2020, the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County will begin taking reservations for use of its shelterhouses for the 2020 season. The fee to reserve is $50 for small shelterhouses, $75 for large shelterhouses without electricity, and $85 for large shelterhouses with electricity. Non-resident rates are $75, $100 and $115. $2.00 Convenience Fee Charged with Online Purchases or with Credit/Debit Card Purchase in the Office.
Reservations for the Forest Preserves’ 25 shelters will be taken on a first come-first served basis online at and at FPWC headquarters at 5500 Northrock Drive on February 3, 2020. Must pay in full to reserve and confirm your date. Applications may be requested by phone or e-mail but, we cannot guarantee that the date will still be available when we receive the application and payment back.
Click here for descriptions, panoramic photos and information on shelterhouses . For a complete list of shelter house locations, capacities and facilities, call 815-877-6100 or e-mail: