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Jay Cooke State Park

780 Highway 210, Carlton, MN 55718-9702
+1 218-384-4610
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Frozen Beauty

I took my mom here when I visited MN on our way to the North Shore. There was a good 4-6" of snow... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Boise, Idaho
Walking, Climbing, History

On the outskirts of Duluth and one quick turn off Highway 210, this state park offers a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“swing bridge” (15 reviews)
“louis river” (13 reviews)
“hiking trails” (10 reviews)
780 Highway 210, Carlton, MN 55718-9702
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my mom here when I visited MN on our way to the North Shore. There was a good 4-6" of snow on the ground and the temps could not have been more than 10F with most likely a 0F windchill. We braved this...More

Thank kayakergrl2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the outskirts of Duluth and one quick turn off Highway 210, this state park offers a wonderful place to spend a day outdoors. The swinging bridge is a must – part of an excellent walking path, it comes with its own boatload of history,...More

Thank Mr_and_Mrs_Cuddles
Reviewed 24 October 2017

First time visit this year. Beautiful views of the river, especially from the Suspension Bridge. It's an easy walk so almost everyone should be able to make it. Lots of hiking trails around there too and camping area.

Thank CLL1948
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Very scenic spot. The suspension bridge is worth a visit. A beautiful spot. The bridge is close to the parking and easily accessible. We have been here several times.

Thank dcramsay
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I love this park, this time of year. Always a nice stop. We hiked across the famous swing bridge & enjoyed the fall colors!

Thank rufusmarie
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

As long as you stay on the designated trails you will find this to be a very safe place for a hike with the family. It is enjoyable for the whole family.

Thank terrasea
Reviewed 3 September 2017

20 miles SW of Duluth. Swinging Bridge Falls is stunning, just down the hill from the visitor's center (indoor bathrooms, club house with tables, gift shop, vending machines) parking lot, with a short hike over roots & rocks to a close view of one of...More

Thank L H
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We spent one night at this park in this park and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a huge park, so we weren't able to see everything. However, we were able to spend time at the Swinging Bridge. It was a beautiful place to watch the...More

Thank Dana T
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Just returning from a one night girls tent camping trip from JCSP, I must say it was a beautiful, scenic retreat with many possibilities. A few more days in the area would have been great, but we managed to do some hiking along the Saint...More

Thank DebfraMN
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We hiked 10 miles in Jay Cooke State Park. Great trails that are well maintained and neat things to see. Nice to get away from the busyness of life and get out in nature.

Thank 744darekd
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25 July 2017|
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Response from finlandia1970 | Reviewed this property |
crowded on the weekends in summer, typically, like most major destination mn state parks
Heather H
21 December 2016|
Response from Mark1539 | Reviewed this property |
They have nice cross country ski trails, snowmobile trials and some areas to do some snowshoe hikes.