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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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It's 2015 and Spring has Sprung at Jay Cooke

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Barry D
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Superior, WI
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Superior, WI
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194 reviews 194 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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Correll, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Fall colors just starting. Bridge across the river was really neat. Within a half hour drive of Duluth

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Farmington, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Whats Open: The swing bridge, both the park headquarters building and the river inn interpretive center (with picnic tables and a fireplace), all campsites and camper cabins, most trails and access to the park from Carlton (West) on hwy 210. Whats Closed: Hwy 210 from the east and portions of some trails along the river. According to a park ranger... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Always a favorite park to visit when I was a kid back in the 50s. I'd heard the famous Swinging Bridge had been wiped out in the 2012 St. Louis River flood and has now been re-opened. I visited for the first time in decades at the height of beautiful fall color in the river valley. They've done a tremendous... More 

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Hugo, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We hit this park on our way out of town after visiting our daughter at UMD. The views are spectacular and the weather was perfect. Lots of trails and photo opportunities. Bring water and make sure you go to the bathroom before you start hiking. We brought a stroller for our three year old and it wasn't very easy to... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

I absolutely love this place! The new suspension bridge is up and the hikes on the other side are amazing as ever. Every trail you take is beautiful with the fall colors and there's hikes for every type of hiker from beginner to expert. We stayed at one of the walk insights at the campground because all the backpack insights... More 

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david.pattison@chrobinson.com
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79 reviews 79 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I have always enjoyed this park. glad to see they are recovering from the flood. hadn't been up there in a few years. there is plenty of spectacular scenery and lots of good hiking and biking trails. especially when you link up to the Munger trail. the campgrounds are nice and usually busy. the staff is very helpful. there is... More 

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Minneapolis
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150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Have been here 1x each year for the last 4 years and will keep coming back. The shower areas are a bit old, but nice to have flush toliets and a shower. The swinging bridge was repaired again, so fun to hike over the river in the forest. Will be back again.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Really enjoyed this park! It was my first time visiting and absolutely enjoyed it! The (smaller) falls are really neat to see and we enjoyed hiking around the area as well. We found a quiet area and went ankle deep in the water and found agates. It was a blast!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Myself (and mainly the kids) were very disappointed to find out that the "star attraction" of this bug infested park is the SWINGING bridge, not SWIMMING bridge. We showed up with our flip flops and sun tan lotion only to be humiliated by the janitor when we asked him "where's the beach?" My kids started crying. A swinging bridge is... More 

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