City of Monticello, MN



Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park

The City of Monticello and Wright County partnered to acquire 1,200 acres of open space in Wright County, known as the Bertram Chain of Lakes. The partnership was formed with the goal of improving the community’s quality of life by preserving this irreplaceable natural area and creating a regional park for public enjoyment and recreation. The 1,200 acres of the Bertram Chain of Lakes property represents 4 lakes, acres of undisturbed shoreline, natural habitat, and oak forest.


Bertram Chain of Lakes


Park Information
Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Pets: Pets are not allowed to enter the beach area, park buildings, or day-use picnic area. Pets are allowed in all other parks areas, including trails, and should be kept on a leash no longer than six (6) feet. Please be a responsible pet owner by cleaning up after your pet.

  • The 90th Street entrance provides access to 4 miles of hiking trails, 10 miles of single track mountain bike trails, an access to Bertram Lake and a carry-in access to Long Lake which allows users to paddle Long, Mud and First Lakes.
  • The main park entrance is at 9910 Briarwood Avenue NE on the north end of Bertram Lake. This entrance provides access to the swimming beach, hiking trails, rental facilities which include picnic shelters and a four season climate controlled chalet, and YMCA Camp Manitou facilities/day camp.

Friends of Bertram

The Friends of Bertram is a volunteer group devoted to preserving and enhancing the experience of the Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park. We invite you to learn more about the Friends and how they are making an impact at the park:

Funding Partners

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City of Monticello - 505 Walnut Street - Monticello, Minnesota - 55362 - Phone: 763-295-2711 - Fax: 763-295-4404