I reserved the shelter for a family reunion. The day was beautiful but was marred by the parking fee arrangements. The cost of parking ($15 for out of state and $9 for instate) was not posted on the website. I attempted to make arrangement with the guard to keep a tally of attendees cars so that I could pay the parking fees at once. Their policy is that payment be made for each car as it enters the park. I ended up spending two and a half hours at the gatehouse greeting guests and paying the fee (no credit cards are accepted). Thus, costing me time away from the activities. The shelter and surrounding grounds were well suited for our activities. We played volley ball, bean toss, and other field
games and the kids enjoyed finding smooth rocks in the river to paint. Also, we brought trash bags since there are no trash bins at the site. I would not schedule another event at Peoples Forest unless there are better parking arrangements.