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 exclusive use of the Herrick Lake East shelter and the entire fleet of watercraft on weekdays from the Tuesday after Memorial Day through the Friday before Labor Day. See details below.

Monday — Friday only. Two hour minimum. Maximum of 100 guests. 

DuPage Residents: $250 for the first two hours. Each additional hour is $100.

Nonresidents: $300 for the first two hours. Each additional hour is $125.

  • Exclusive use of the Herrick Lake East picnic shelter with grills and electricity

  • The entire fleet of watercraft (12 kayaks, 6 tandem kayaks, 12 canoes, and six rowboats, personal flotation devices included)

    Children ages 9 and under must be in a boat with an adult 18 years or older.

    Children ages 10 – 17 must be in proximity of an adult in a boat in the water.

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

Plan your outing with Visitor Services at 630-871-6419.

Request an Outing at Herrick 

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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