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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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A Northern Minnesota must-see

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 17 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 28 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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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Thompson Falls
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The plates of the rock point upstream forming beautiful falls and rapids. Wonderful hiking areas. Do not attempt to come in from Highway 23, the road is out this spring. Come from Carlton.

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Ely, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

One fantastic park. Don't fall in. Nice hiking trails too. You'll want to return, I'm certain. Easy to drive to and a short walk from the vistors center to the swinging bridge.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Was here on business and wanted to get in my FitBit steps. I walked across the swinging bridge and took the complete "Carlton Trail" It was about a 3 1/2 mile trek along the river. It has plenty of hills, rocks, and tree roots so is a true hiking trail. Unfortunately I did it in tennis shoes. There were lots... More 

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Superior, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My wife and I went exploring around Jay Cooke State Park on March 22. It was barely above 30 degrees, but the sun was shining and there was no wind. It was a pretty nice day. Ground is a bit soggy in places, but the snow is all gone (for now, anyway) and the number of visitors is low. Jay... More 

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

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