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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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Beautiful area/ great camping experience!

The park is exceptionally kept up, and the campground is above average in my book!! Would recommend a short or long stay in this beautiful area!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Lisa K
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English first
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park is exceptionally kept up, and the campground is above average in my book!! Would recommend a short or long stay in this beautiful area!!

Thank Lisa K
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This Minnesota State Park is only minutes off of 35 and south of Duluth less than 20 miles. Even if you only have 45 minutes, it is totally worth the effort. The park is huge, they have camping, a rebuilt swing bridge, bicycle repair station. Pull in with your State park sticker past the Rangers station. Park. Walk 100 steps... More 

Thank Ellen R
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Lots of great trails varying from very easy to moderately challenging. Fun sway bridge. Nice big lodge with fireplace and restrooms. Great little stop just before you reach Duluth.

Thank TravelingTerri
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We had a wonderful weekend at Jay Cooke State Park. For a Fall Color Destination without driving to the North Shore, this was a great option. Just south of Duluth, along the St. Louis River, this is a Gem for the inexpensive State Park Rv'ers. Having the kids climb over the rocks and along the river made for some super... More 

Maplewood, United States
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

What a pleasant surprise. We were driving back from the North Shore to the twin cities and wanted to hike a little while to break up the drive. The swinging bridge is a good start but then we hiked along the river to see the rock formations. We have a small puppy but she was running along and enjoying the... More 

Thank Barbara P
Duluth, Minnesota
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We hadn't been back since the swinging bridge had been rebuilt and we had the perfect day for it. The trails were great, lots of rocks to climb on, beautiful scenery. Trails were well marked with length and level of difficulty. There were many people there of all different ages so it would be a great family outing. You could... More 

Thank Sandy K
Alexandria, Minnesota
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We didn't need a whole day, but it was a fun way to spend a few hours. Climbing on rocks to get pictures of the river and the fall colors was a fun adventure, but I would've been nervous if I had young children with me. A lot of people were climbing around with their dogs, which I thought was... More 

Thank Tammy J
Proctor, Minnesota
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65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Jay Cooke State Park is wonderful. You can go just for the day or camp overnight. They have a nice shop with gifts, camping, and outdoor stuff. The swinging bridge is always fun to cross the river. Read up on the history of the bridge from when it was built, upgraded, damaged, and rebuilt. There are plenty of places to... More 

Thank pc350
Duluth, Minnesota
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

LOVE LOVE LOVE this park. Great camping and hiking and a quiet place to just get away from it all. Love walking the trails. Beautiful place!

Thank Kathy H
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

What a gorgeous park. Can't wait for 210 to open all the way thru. Will make a difference when traveling. Loved it!

Thank Rocko218

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