Checkerboard County Park, North Branch

Checkerboard County Park is an excellent site for nature viewing. Swimming, picnicking, hiking, volleyball, and an 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.

Checkerboard County Park - Summer Trails (PDF)

Checkerboard County Park Map
Checkerboard Park
Checkerboard Park Cover


  • 38990 Keystone Avenue, North Branch
  • 119 acres just off of Highway 95, four miles east of North Branch. Turn left on Keystone (CR 67). The park is on the left.

Picnic Shelter Reservations

The shelter at Checkerboard County Park should seat approximately 75 (NO electric). To reserve the park shelter at Checkerboard County Park select Shelter #1. Also, check out our frequently asked questions or FAQs.

For additional information, contact the Park Department at 651-213-8960.