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 birthday party, field trip or corporate outing here, too!

We offer two-, four or eight-hour packages on weekdays from the Tuesday after Memorial Day through the Friday before Labor Day.  Details for each are listed below.

When you're ready to start planning, give us a call at 630-871-6421.

 

Boating, Picnic, Fishing and Archery Outings 

Two-Hour Package

10 a.m. – noon, 1 – 3 p.m. or 4 – 6 p.m.

  • Exclusive use of a picnic shelter and the entire fleet of watercraft (20 kayaks, 14 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 (Call for pricing for Scouts and special-needs groups.)

Four-Hour Package

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or 3 – 7 p.m.

  • Exclusive use of a picnic shelter and the entire fleet of watercraft (20 kayaks, 14 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 (Call for pricing for Scouts and special-needs groups.)
  • Optional 90-minute ranger-led archery or fishing program additional $125

Eight-Hour Package

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Exclusive use of a picnic shelter and the entire fleet of watercraft (20 kayaks, 14 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 or fishing program
  • Help from our friendly staff
  • $750 for DuPage residents and $850 for nonresidents (Call for pricing for Scouts and special-needs groups.)

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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