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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 beautiful beautiful!!

Amazing scenery - did a day hike along the St Louis River - it was spectacular!!! They also have camping -

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing scenery - did a day hike along the St Louis River - it was spectacular!!! They also have camping -

Thank TALK8547
Savage, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We dropped by the park on the way up further north. It has easy access from the interstate and allowed us to do a quick hike up to the swinging bridge and waterfalls. It was a pleasant stop.

Thank tvk73
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Swinging bridge, rushing river, craggy rocks, tricky hiking trails. Teen to twenty something kids loved to leap from rock to rock. I waded in the shallows and cooled off while the boys were skipping rocks. We weren't able to stay overnight, but will make that a priority on another trip.

Thank Sara D
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the natural beauty of this park is amazing!! the swinging bridge is a must but you should also take the river trail on the other side of the bridge. travel down the road a little farther and go to oldenburg cascades overlook, very impressive view!!

Thank Don S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very scenic, craggy rocks and rapids. A little walk to bridge - you walk over the rushing water on bridge. I'm afraid of heights and had no problem with this.

Thank SusieMilwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wish we had some more time to explore. Lots of very cool rocks to climb. Teenage kids had a blast climbing and exploring.

Thank shadesnsuz
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is gorgeous! The St. Louis river flows through it and it's primarily rapids. A suspension bridge and cool rock formations.Walk in camping and other camping sites. A small interpretive center and a few t-shirts and stuff to buy. Definitely wear tennis shoes with good treads. Next time I go will be a day with cooler weather and I'll... More 

1 Thank bonny132
Moon Township, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Even though there was a slight drizzle and a little windy we had a nice walk through the park to the "Swinging Bridge".

Thank Ellie C
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Jay Crooke State Park is an excellent place for hikes and allowing oneself to become mesmerized by the rushing water. Fifth edition of the "swinging" bridge now in place, allowing visitors to cross to see the rushing water close up.

Thank Raintree_Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I've lived near Jay Cooke for most of my life, and I never realized how great it was until travelling to other state parks. I have been there probably close to 100 times in my life, and Jay Cooke is simply one of the best parks in the state. So much to do, so many trails, and such beautiful scenery.... More 

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