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Jay Cooke State Park

780 Highway 210, Carlton, MN 55718-9702
+1 218-384-4610
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Jay Cooke State Park

My son and I tent camped at Jay Cooke State Park (in Carlton, MN just south of Duluth) for two... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dave J
Amazing Views!

Breathtaking views! The swing bridge is fun to walk across. The many waterfalls were really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Northerngirlnomore
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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“swing bridge” (18 reviews)
“louis river” (17 reviews)
“hiking trails” (11 reviews)
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780 Highway 210, Carlton, MN 55718-9702
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+1 218-384-4610
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"swing bridge"
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"louis river"
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"hiking trails"
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"great trails"
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"pioneer cemetery"
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"munger trail"
in 4 reviews
"huge rocks"
in 2 reviews
"fall colors"
in 7 reviews
"tree roots"
in 2 reviews
"water rushing"
in 2 reviews
"day trip"
in 6 reviews
"flood damage"
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"winter hike"
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"north shore"
in 9 reviews
"short hike"
in 4 reviews
"cross country skiing"
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"rock formations"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I tent camped at Jay Cooke State Park (in Carlton, MN just south of Duluth) for two nights in June 2018. It is a beautiful State Park. The St. Louis River, which runs through the park, is magnificent!!! We went white water...More

Thank Dave J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breathtaking views! The swing bridge is fun to walk across. The many waterfalls were really roaring the day we visited due to recent rains/flooding. Parts of the trails can be tricky with rocks and tree roots sticking out, but they are decent. Depending on which...More

Thank Northerngirlnomore
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great campground just off of Hwy 35 near Carlton, MN. The hiking along the river was fantastic. The campsites were very well spaced for privacy, but close enough where you could go and have multiple sites near each other with friends. Only...More

Thank rossg855
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a short walk from the parking lot to the suspension bridge and a grand view of the river. Walk across and view the south fork of the river-you will not be disappointed and you do not have to walk a long way. Good for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We camped on a hike in site, it wad wooded and beautiful. 2 large tent pads, picnic table, fire ring and plenty of prjvacy/trees for hammocks. Great photography park! Swing bridge, waterfalls and scenic morth shore a short drive away. We caught a huge double...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice park. Good photo opportunity, a bit closer to the metro area than than the north shore, good for a day trip. Quite a few hiking trails a variety of lengths.

Thank northstar83
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether camping or just making a day trip, Jay Cooke State Park has North Shore like beauty within a short walk from the visitor's parking lot. The St. Louis River runs through the park, flowing over and around various rock formations, creating a never-ending photo...More

1  Thank loribode
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Jay Cooke has some great trails that really lends itself to hiking. Trails follow the river as long as well as the options of walking through the woods. The terrain is covered in rocks and roots which makes hiking exciting. Only down side was the...More

Thank AndersJecha
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

The Munger trails worth the trip to get to this park. It's beautiful and full of spectacular sites to see! The dam and water falls are breathtaking to see.

Thank crklehr
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I love camping (tent) here. It's well run, has so much natural beauty and it's close to Duluth if you want to make a trip into the city to watch the ships come and go from the port or other activities. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT...More

Thank laura m
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Soline V
3 May 2018|
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Response from Shari M | Reviewed this property |
We usually have just spent an afternoon here on our way up to Lake Superior's north shore. There are several trails in the park but we haven't hiked most of them.
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galenschulz
25 July 2017|
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Response from finlandia1970 | Reviewed this property |
crowded on the weekends in summer, typically, like most major destination mn state parks
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