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Jay Cooke State Park

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Address: 780 Highway 210, Carlton, MN 55718
Phone Number: 218-384-4610
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Activities: Hiking

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Amazing scenery!

We stopped here on our way home from a trip to the North Shore to let our kids run around out of the car for a bit. We are so glad we stopped. This state park is gorgeous!! We'd... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Rochester, MN
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Rochester, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We stopped here on our way home from a trip to the North Shore to let our kids run around out of the car for a bit. We are so glad we stopped. This state park is gorgeous!! We'd visited several other State Parks along the North Shore, but this one was one of our favorites. The "swinging bridge" is... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Park has easy access from the main highway and is located 3 miles east of Carlton, MN. Rugged land and water formations can be seen throughout the park. An ancient sea eroded rocks at an angle that is reminiscent of glacial lines; quite unusual. These create waterfalls that flow at many angles. This is the St. Louis river and... More 

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Anoka, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We have driven right past here many times but this was our first trip into the park. What a treat! The short walk from the Visitor's Center to the Swinging Bridge was easy. A special treat was seeing the Minnesota State Flower, the Ladyslipper, in bloom! The bridge walk and trails we spectacular. Thanks Mother Nature!

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Beautiful park for all. A $5 day fee yet worth it when you see the upkeep they do. Trails are plentiful and the swinging bridge is brand new and spectacular to cross. Bring your camera. We went hiking on our day. Be sure to bring water. Trails are winding and through the woods. It's nature at its best in summer.... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is always an excellent place to visit and hike around. Get your state park sticker at the Ranger's Office. Be sure to check out the Swinging Bridge while you are there. The area is great for camping, picnics, short or long hikes, especially in the Fall when leaves are turning.

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Apple Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Lots of hiking trails to explore, many go along the river with lots of rocks to climb. Their is also the Munger biking trail that is nice and paved, The campsites are semi-secluded and it is close to Carlton if you need anything

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We stopped here to bike, but saw so much more. The river is awesome. The swinging bridge was fun to cross. It is another beautiful Minnesota park to visit!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It is true it is not as great as it once was due to the floods, but its like a new park. The trails have to be walked down again and are somewhat hard to navigate but it gives the kind of trail blazer feel, of new pioneering. The new bridge is solid. The road is still being worked on.... More 

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This year Jay Cooke State Park is celebrating its 100th year. For a $5.00 day pass you can hike all around. We love walking the new suspension bridge and just taking in the power of the rushing waters.

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Anaheim Hills, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Due to a flood the park has be partially destroyed. You cannot go through the whole park. You can only drive in so far on either end of the park road. What you can see is beautiful and repairs are being made but will take time to complete. Go and enjoy the scenery and wildlife even though you can only... More 

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Address: 780 Highway 210, Carlton, MN 55718
Phone Number: 218-384-4610
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Carlton

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