Have It at Herrick

Have Your Party, Field Trip or Outing at Herrick!

Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton is one of our most popular preserves for kayaking, fishing and picnicking. And now you can host your kid's birthday party or field trip or your corporate outing there, too!

We offer two-, four or eight-hour packages on weekdays (Tuesday after Memorial Day – Friday before Labor Day). A ranger-led archery program is included with an eight-hour package and as an add-on with four hours. Rates are for groups up to 150. For groups over 150, call Visitor Services at 630-933-7248 for pricing.

Plan your party, field trip or outing with Visitor Services at 630-933-7248 or 3S580 Naperville Road in Wheaton. We're open weekdays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Boating, Picnic, Fishing and Archery Parties for Kids 

When the thought of one more trampoline park/arcade/bowling alley birthday party sends you running, have it at Herrick!

Two-Hour Package

Two-Hour Package
10 a.m. – noon, 1 – 3 p.m. or 4 – 6 p.m.

Package includes exclusive use of the east picnic shelter and our entire fleet of watercraft (12 kayaks, 12 canoes, and six row boats, personal flotation devices included)

Use of fishing poles and tackle (bait not included, fishing licenses required for anglers 16 or older)

Help from our friendly staff

$250 for DuPage residents and $300 for nonresidents

Four-Hour Package

Four-Hour Package
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or 3 – 7 p.m.

Package includes exclusive use of the east picnic shelter and our entire fleet of watercraft (12 kayaks, 12 canoes, and six row boats, personal flotation devices included)

Use of fishing poles and tackle (bait not included, fishing licenses required for anglers 16 or older)

Help from our friendly staff

$400 for DuPage residents and $475 for nonresidents

Optional 90-minute ranger-led archery program additional $125

Eight-Hour Package

Eight-Hour Package
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Package includes exclusive use of the east picnic shelter and our entire fleet of watercraft (12 kayaks, 12 canoes, and six row boats, personal flotation devices included)

Use of fishing poles and tackle (bait not included, fishing licenses required for anglers 16 or older)

90-minute ranger-led archery program 

Help from our friendly staff

$750 for DuPage residents and $850 for nonresidents

 

Boating, Picnic, Fishing and Archery Field Trips

When you want a field trip that'll truly make them happy campers, have it at Herrick!

Two-Hour Package

Two-Hour Package
10 a.m. – noon, 1 – 3 p.m. or 4 – 6 p.m.

Package includes exclusive use of the east picnic shelter and our entire fleet of watercraft (12 kayaks, 12 canoes, and six row boats, personal flotation devices included)

Use of fishing poles and tackle (bait not included, fishing licenses required for anglers 16 or older)

Help from our friendly staff

$150 for certified youth- or special-needs groups

Four-Hour Package

Four-Hour Package
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or 3 – 7 p.m.

Package includes exclusive use of the east picnic shelter and our entire fleet of watercraft (12 kayaks, 12 canoes, and six row boats, personal flotation devices included)

Use of fishing poles and tackle (bait not included, fishing licenses required for anglers 16 or older)

Help from our friendly staff

$240 for certified youth- or special-needs groups

Optional 90-minute ranger-led archery program additional $125

Eight-Hour Package

Eight-Hour Package
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Package includes exclusive use of the east picnic shelter and our entire fleet of watercraft (12 kayaks, 12 canoes, and six row boats, personal flotation devices included)

Use of fishing poles and tackle (bait not included, fishing licenses required for anglers 16 or older)

90-minute ranger-led archery program 

Help from our friendly staff

$450 for certified youth- or special-needs groups

Corporate Boating, Picnic, Fishing and Archery Outings

When Bob in accounting refuses to be in one more egg-drop contest, have it at Herrick!

Two-Hour Package

Two-Hour Package
10 a.m. – noon, 1 – 3 p.m. or 4 – 6 p.m.

Package includes exclusive use of the east picnic shelter and our entire fleet of watercraft (12 kayaks, 12 canoes, and six row boats, personal flotation devices included)

Use of fishing poles and tackle (bait not included, fishing licenses required for anglers 16 or older)

Help from our friendly staff

$250 for DuPage residents and $300 for nonresidents

Four-Hour Package

Four-Hour Package
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or 3 – 7 p.m.

Package includes exclusive use of the east picnic shelter and our entire fleet of watercraft (12 kayaks, 12 canoes, and six row boats, personal flotation devices included)

Use of fishing poles and tackle (bait not included, fishing licenses required for anglers 16 or older)

Help from our friendly staff

$400 for DuPage residents and $475 for nonresidents

Optional 90-minute ranger-led archery program additional $125

Eight-Hour Package

Eight-Hour Package
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Package includes exclusive use of the east picnic shelter and our entire fleet of watercraft (12 kayaks, 12 canoes, and six row boats, personal flotation devices included)

Use of fishing poles and tackle (bait not included, fishing licenses required for anglers 16 or older)

90-minute ranger-led archery program 

Help from our friendly staff

$750 for DuPage residents and $850 for nonresidents

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County offers scores of nature-related programs and activities for grownups, kids, families and groups year-round. Click below to register for programs, reserve shelters and campsites or purchase permits, and we'll see you soon!

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