Shelters

Shelter reservations for 2015 begin December 1 for Lake County residents

 

Open reservations begin December 8

 

2014 shelter reservations open

 

All shelters provide picnic tables, grills, restrooms, and other amenities and are great for family reunions or other special gatherings. Some of the shelters include power, nearby trails, playground equipment, and volleyball courts for additional fun.

 

How to Reserve a Shelter

Make your reservations online, by phone, mail or in person.

Deposits

  • A $50 refundable deposit is required of Lake County residents wishing to reserve a picnic shelter.
  • Residents living outside Lake County pay a $50 refundable deposit and a $25 rental fee.

Payment

Payment can be made in person, by phone, online or by mailing the reservation information to Lake Metroparks Registration Department, 11211 Spear Road, Concord Township, Ohio 44077.

Contact information

Lake Metroparks Registration Department
11211 Spear Road
Concord Twp., OH 44077
440-358-7275 or 1-800-669-9226.
Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday

Privacy policy

At Lake Metroparks, we are committed to protecting your privacy and creating a safe and secure online environment for anyone who visits and uses our reservation system on our site. 

Click here to view Lake Metroparks’ Privacy Policy and Security Statement.
Click here for Lake Metroparks Rules and Regulations.

Naturalist guide service

Add a specialized nature program to your family or group visit to Lake Metroparks. Various topics and general discovery hikes available.

Fee: $40 (1- to 1.5-hour program)
For information call 440-358-7275.

 

Reservable shelters



Chagrin River Park (Reeves Road entrance)

Located on Reeves Road in Eastlake. The shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has electricity.
Park offers a playground, sand volleyball court, hiking trails, fishing in the Chagrin River and a recreational field.
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Chagrin River Park (Rural Drive entrance)

Located on Rural Drive in Eastlake. The shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has electricity.

The park offers hiking trails, fishing in the Chagrin River and modern restrooms.
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Chapin Forest Reservation (Twin Ponds shelter)

Located on Hobart Road in Kirtland. The shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has fireplace and electricity.

Park offers a playground, recreational field, volleyball, hiking trails, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ski and snowshoe rental and pond fishing.
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Chapin Forest Reservation (Forest Shelter)

 

Located on Rt. 306 in Kirtland. Shelter capacity is 40. No electricity.
Park offers a playground, hiking trails and pond fishing. This park has limited access in the winter (open May 1 through November 30).

Reservable in 2015

 

 

 

 

Chapin Forest Reservation (Quarry Shelter)

Located on Route 306 in Kirtland. The shelter capacity is 75.

Shelter overlooks a small pond. Park offers hiking trails and pond fishing.
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Concord Woods Nature Park

Located on Spear Road in Concord Twp. The shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has fireplace and electricity.
Park offers a playground, hiking trails and pondfishing.
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Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park - Beach Shelter (west)


Located at 301 Huntington Beach Dr in Fairport Harbor. The shelter capacity is 40.
Park offers electricity, a volleyball court, fire ring, restrooms and a guarded swim area nearby. The eastern side of this shelter is first come/first serve.  Open year-round.

Western side reservable in 2015



 

 

Girdled Road Reservation (South entrance)


Located on Radcliffe Road in Concord Twp. The shelter and surrounding area can accommodate up to 250 people. Shelter has electricity.
Park offers a playground, hiking trails and pond fishing.
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Gully Brook Park

Located on River Road in Willoughby Hills. The shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has electricity.
Park offers restrooms, a hiking trail, a fire ring near the shelter and a playground.
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Helen Hazen Wyman Park

Lake Metroparks Helen Hazen Wyman Park • Concord Twp. Located on Painesville Warren Road in Concord Twp., alongside Big Creek. The shelter capacity is 75.
Park offers restrooms, a playground, fishing in the Grand River and Big Creek and a game field.
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Hidden Valley Park

Located on Klasen Road in Madison Twp., alongside the Grand River. The shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has electricity. Park offers a playground, hiking trails and fishing in the Grand River (Ohio fishing license required).
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Lakeshore Reservation - Lakeview (west)

 

Located on Lockwood Road in North Perry Village, on the shores of Lake Erie. The Lakeview shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has electricity.

Park offers a sundial, a paved All Peoples Trail and access to the Lake Erie shoreline.
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Lakeshore Reservation - Shadyside (east)

 

Located on Lockwood Road in Perry, on the shores of Lake Erie. The shelter capacity is 75.

This park offers electricity, a paved All Peoples Trail and access to the Lake Erie shoreline.
Reservable in 2015



 

 

Penitentiary Glen Reservation

Located on Kirtland-Chardon Road in Kirtland. The shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has electricity.

Park offers hiking trails (some paved), Nature Center with gift shop, Wildlife Center, pond fishing and a fire ring near the shelter.
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Riverview Park

Located on Bailey Road in Madison Twp., alongside the Grand River. The shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has electricity.

Park offers trails, access to the Grand River, a fire ring near the shelter and a winter sledding hill.
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Veterans Park

Located on Hopkins Road in Mentor. The shelter capacity is 75. Shelter has fireplace and electricity.

Park offers a playground, fishing, hiking trails (some paved).
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Other shelters


Shelter at Hogback Ridge Park

In addition to the reservable shelters listed above, Lake Metroparks makes available the following shelters on a first come, first served basis:

For more information please call the Lake Metroparks Registration Department at
440-358-7275 or 1-800-669-9226.

 
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