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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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love this park

Love this park to picnic in and to hang out for a day. we visit the little settlers cemetary with flowers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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st paul minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Love this park to picnic in and to hang out for a day. we visit the little settlers cemetary with flowers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My sister, girlfriend, and I decided to spend the day photographing the water falls, plantlife, and scenery at Jay Cooke. The day started out rainy, but we decided to go anyway. We are so glad that we did. What a fantastic park to hike and to take pictures. We saw several other photographers there, so it is a popular place... More 

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Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Awful first impression after not camping here for 20 years! We were welcomed by a frowning faced park ranger who when we had a small change of plans with other people; was rude, unhelpful and overly unpleasant. Upon arriving at our camp site, we realized that it was completely blocked in by trees, (great if you are by yourselves) but... More 

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Annandale, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

What beautiful scenery in this park. I wouldn't ever camp here because there are no bathrooms in the cabins and I don't like to walk outside to the outhouses at night. But to go and spend a day here and just take in all the beauty surrounding it is amazing.

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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We have heard many good comments about this park and visited recently to check the park out for a camping trip here next year. Despite what your GPS may tell you, the EAST entrance to the park is still closed after an incredible post-thunderstorm flood that hit this area in 2012. Park staff told me the east entrance will be... More 

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Rochester, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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 105 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 22 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 15 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 18 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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