Hours & Fees

General Hours


  • All county parks are open daily 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Beach Hours


  • Beaches are available at Fish Lake County Park and Checkerboard County Park
  • Swim areas are open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
  • Opens daily at 6:00 a.m., except for boat launching which opens at 5:00 a.m.
  • The parks close daily at 10:00 p.m.
  • There are NO lifeguards on duty at any of the Chisago County Parks.
  • All guests swim at their own risk, don't swim alone.

Park Ranger Hours


  • Park Rangers are on duty at Fish Lake County Park from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Boat Launch Hours


  • A boat launch is available at Fish Lake County Park
  • The boat launch at Fish Lake County Park is open daily during boating season from 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Park Office Hours


  • Chisago County's Park Office is located at 38871 7th Avenue in North Branch and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., unless all park staff are out in the field.

Vehicle Permits


Shelter Reservations


  • Park shelter reservation fees are $60 for county residents and $75 for non county residents, per shelter on weekends and holidays.
  • Weekday park shelter reservation fees are $35, excluding holidays.