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Bertram Chain of Lakes

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Bertram Chain of Lakes Hiking Trails

Bertram Singletrack Mountain Bike Trails

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  1. Bike Trail (optional)
  2. Cross Country Skiing Trail (optional)
  3. Hiking / Walking (optional)
  4. Public Lake Access (optional)
  5. Snowshoeing Trail (optional)

Legacy LogoBertram Chain of Lakes

Wright County and the City of Monticello have partnered in an effort to acquire 1,200 acres of open space in Wright County, known as the Bertram Chain of Lakes.  The County and City 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 four lakes, acres of undisturbed shoreline, natural habitat, and oak forest.  

A Bright Future

The partnership was awarded a series of grants from the Parks and Trails Legacy Fund for the acquisition and development of this significant resource.

Two parking areas are available, the south entrance off 90th street, provides users 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 will allow users the opportunity to paddle Long, Mud and First Lakes

The main park entrance is located at 9842 Briarwood Avenue NE, Monticello MN on the North end of Bertram Lake, this entrance provides users access to the swimming beach, hiking trials, rental facilities which include picnic shelters and a four season climate controlled chalet, and Camp Manitou facilities/day camp.

As per the Wright County Park Ordinance, pets are not allowed to enter the beach area, park buildings, or day use picnic area.  Pets are allowed in all other areas of the park including trails, and should be kept on a leash no longer than six feet.  Please be a responsible pet owner by cleaning up after your pet. 

Friends of Bertram Lakes website

Singletrack Mountain Bike Trails are open for use. Please check the MORC page for update.


Park Amenities

  • Swimming Beach
  • Playground
  • Hiking Trails
  • Singletrack Mountain Bike Trails
  • Fishing Piers
  • 4 Lakes (Bertram, Long, Mud, and First)
  • Amphitheater
  • Parking

Y.M.C.A. Camp Manitou

  • Outdoor Pool
    • (June 18 - August 20, 2017, Fridays: 4 - 8 p.m., Saturday/Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
    • $7 per person
    • $25 per family (max of 6)
    • Admission price includes the use of the splash-pad
  • Outdoor Splash-pad
    • (June 18 - August 20, 2017, Fridays: 4 - 8 p.m., Saturday/Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
    • $7 per person
    • $25 per family (max of 6)
    • Admission price includes the use of the pool
  • Ropes Course
  • Poolside Shelters (available to reserve)
  • Summer Programs