Checkerboard Park is an excellent site for nature viewing. Swimming, picnicking, hiking, volleyball, horseshoes, a playground and a new off leash dog area are all found at this out-of-the-way park. You can avoid the crowds and enjoy the hiking trail that winds around the swimming ponds. The hiking trail is approximately 1 mile in length.
Note: Please bring your own volleyball and horseshoes.
39000 Keystone Avenue, North Branch
79 acres just off of Highway 95, four miles east of North Branch. Turn left on Keystone (CR 67).
Picnic Shelter Reservations
To reserve park shelter contact the Chisago County Parks at 651-674-2345 or fill out a shelter reservation form. There is no electricity available at this park.