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.

Native American Drum Workshop

Make your own Native American-style Hand Drum

Make your own Native American-style Hand Drum

Join Corey Swanborg, a descendant of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians to make your own hand drum.  You will sand and assemble your own 12-inch diameter Native American-style hand drum. Corey will lead you through the steps to stretch the deer rawhide on the drum base and then secure it in place. You will also make your own drum mallet for your drum.  A fee of $145.00/person includes all supplies, tools, and instruction.