Madeline Bertrand County Park
Located just south of Niles, Madeline Bertrand County Park offers a public area of natural beauty along the St. Joseph River. Trails lead through pine and oak forests, offering opportunities for hiking and bicycling. Trails are groomed and lighted for cross-country skiing in winter and ski rentals are available. One of the park’s most unique and popular features is a challenging 18-hole disc golf course. Covered shelters, an indoor lodge, scenic picnic areas and a children’s playground structure make Bertrand a favorite location for family and group outings.
April - October: Open daily, 10 am - approximately sunset.
Current closing time is 7:30pm and the last tee off on the disc golf course is 6:30pm.
November - March: Open Wednesday - Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm, Closed Monday & Tuesday.
Daily Entry Fees: $3.00 per vehicle for Berrien County residents; $5.00 for non-residents.
Annual Permits are available for Park Entrance, Cross-County Skiing, and Disc Golf. Learn more at Annual Park Permits.
Madeline Bertrand Park has 3 unique rental facilities: the Bertrand Lodge, the Topenebee Shelter, and the River Shelter. Click the Facility Rental page to learn more about these facilities and how to reserve them for your next outing or function.
Rules: Pets are allowed when leashed. Alcohol is prohibited at all County Parks. Rules Ordinance
The 2023 Fall Disc Golf Derby is September 30th, 2023
- The disc golf course will be closed to the public until the tournament concludes; approximately 3:30pm (may vary)
- The registration form may be found here
Park news: Purchase of Additional acreage is Complete
The Berrien County Parks team is excited that the purchase of additional property north of the park is complete. At this time, this new park land will remain closed to the public while the Park staff assesses the area, conducts maintenance and clean up, and prepares options for park development. Stay tuned for news on the options for development of this park property in the future.