Hours & Fees

General Hours
  • All parks are open daily 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Beach Hours
  • Beaches are available at Fish Lake Park and Checkerboard Park
  • Beaches are open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
  • Beaches are open daily at 7 a.m.
  • Beaches close daily at 10 p.m.
  • Swimming is not allowed during closed hours
  • There are no lifeguards on duty at any Chisago County Park.
Park Ranger Hours
  • Park Rangers are on duty at Fish Lake Park from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.
Boat Launch Hours
  • Boat launch is available at Fish Lake Park
  • Boat launch hours at Fish Lake Park are open daily during boating season from 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Park Office Hours
  • The county's Park Office is located in North Branch and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Vehicle Permits
  • All vehicles entering Fish Lake Park on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays require a permit from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.
  • Vehicles permits are NOT required at Checkerboard Park, Dennis Frandsen Park, Kost Dam Park or Ki-Chi-Saga Park.
  • Daily Permit per vehicle: $3
  • Yearly Permit per vehicle: $20
  • Bus Permit: $15
Shelter Reservations
  • All park shelter reservation fees are $60 for county residents and $75 for non county residents per shelter on weekends and holidays.
  • Half day (7 a.m. - noon) park shelter reservation fees are $35 on Saturday or Sunday.
  • Weekday park shelter reservation fees are $35, excluding holidays.