Shelter reservations are now being handled online. On the booking form, you must select the start date and end date, even though they will be the same. The form will not submit without that information.

Shelters may only be occupied during park hours. There are no overnight rentals permitted.

You will be taken to checkout and asked to pay the deposit plus rental. Once your event has passed and we can verify that the shelter was left in the condition it was found, you will receive your deposit back by check in the mail.

If you need to change your reservation or have questions, please contact the office at (815) 547-7935.

Meat Smoking Workshop with Evan Thomas

Learn how to smoke pork, beef and venison demonstrated in a homemade wooden smoker.

Recipes and handouts will be available, including information on how to translate to an electric smoker. See this live demonstration on how to smoke meats and ask questions from these expert smokers!

Recipes will include curing, bacon, jerky and hams.

  • This workshop is a teaching workshop. There is no food served or food sales.