|The Park's rustic sign.|
For a town of 70 people Jackie Berger Park is very well outfitted with a softball park, tennis courts (bring your own net, apparently) a couple different sets of kid's playground equipment and a covered picnic pavilion.
|Pavilion, playground equipment and softball field in the background.|
There is also a series of ATV/hiking trails through the woods that abuts the park.
|One of the many hiking trails around the park.|
Hookups: 15, 30 amp
Fire ring: Yes
Water Access: No
Fresh Water: No
Trash Service: No
Toilets: Yes (Porta-John)
Dump station: No
Level sites: Yes
Store: No (there’s a general store a block away)
Verizon reception: 4G, 1 bar
Internet reception: 1 barCost: Free for 4 days (donation requested)
Willow River runs through the hiking trails and there were fishermen fishing it during my time there (license required).
|Willow River from a hiking bridge crossing it.|
As I mentioned only two of the 5 or 6 campsites within Jackie Berger Park have access to electricity. Mine had a conventional hookup box with 30 amp power, the other was a 15 amp socket on a light pole near the tennis court. Another guy in a camper came in the day after me and utilized the light pole outlet.
|The Mini's shaded site with fire ring and picnic table.|
While the camping is free at Jackie Berger Park there is a sign on the pavilion directing campers donations to the one store in Duquette, the Duquette General Store which is about a block from the park. A lady behind the counter there gratefully accepted my $20 into the donation envelope and told me I'd be surprised at how many campers don't donate at all. This seems like an awful shame as it's somewhat obvious the town isn't doing that well, economically, like so many of the small towns I travel through, and even a small donation helps defray the park's operating expenses. I always make a point of donating at parks that request it.
|The General Store. Everything from pork chops to DVD rentals!|
Except for occasional trains on nearby train tracks the camping is really peaceful in Jackie Berger Park (no trains after dark). I really enjoyed getting my daily walks in on the woods hiking trails and overall really liked camping there. I'll be back!
Thanks for reading!