Directions & Access to Trail
The Chisago Lakes Area is only a short 35 minutes north of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. Take I-35 north to Forest Lake and take Highway 8 to Chisago Lakes. If you are coming from the north continue south on I-35 to Stacy then east, left, on CSAH 19 to Chisago Lakes.
Two trailheads are provided;
one is at Kichisaga Park on South Center. In Lindstrom, go south on CSAH 25/Olinda Trail 2 miles to Glader Blvd. Then go east to Kichisaga Park 1 mile.
The other is the Green Lake DNR boat landing. Turn east on CSAH 23/Green Lake Trail before getting to Chisago City and proceed to the DNR Boat Landing on CSAH23/Green Lake Trail 4.25 miles.
Or, consult the map and access the trail at any of the numerous portages, boat ramps, beaches, parks or roads that end in the lakes.
Parking lots are provided at the MN DNR boat landings, this map also notes fishing piers http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/maps/water_access/counties/chisago_isanti.pdf