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Jay Cooke State Park

780 Highway 210, Carlton, MN 55718-9702
+1 218-384-4610
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Gorgeous Views!

The Munger trails worth the trip to get to this park. It's beautiful and full of spectacular sites... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
crklehr
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Duluth, Minnesota
One of Minnesota's best parks

I love camping (tent) here. It's well run, has so much natural beauty and it's close to Duluth if... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
laura m
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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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“swing bridge” (15 reviews)
“louis river” (13 reviews)
“state park” (13 reviews)
LOCATION
780 Highway 210, Carlton, MN 55718-9702
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+1 218-384-4610
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"fall colors"
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"great trails"
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"cross country skiing"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Munger trails worth the trip to get to this park. It's beautiful and full of spectacular sites to see! The dam and water falls are breathtaking to see.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love camping (tent) here. It's well run, has so much natural beauty and it's close to Duluth if you want to make a trip into the city to watch the ships come and go from the port or other activities. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT...More

Thank laura m
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful park, good for a quick stop or extended stay. A walk over the swinging bridge is a must do!

Thank Shari M
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Great hiking trails along the St. Louis River. Be sure to check out the swinging bridge and the indoor picnic area.

1  Thank MN-Travelo
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

My daughter and I stopped here with our lab. We loved it, and wished we had set aside more time to explore. There are many trails to explore, the suspension bridge is great (dog hated it). Plenty of parking, maps available, bathrooms, etc.

Thank Maggie P
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We were lucky to see deer roaming and other small critters. We have this on our bucket list to return this spring or summer.

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

The campground here is nice, but could use some updates (bathrooms/showers). The hiking is beautiful, especially along the river (although some trails are closed due to wash out repair). And of course the kids love the swinging bridge!

Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

OMG!! There are not enough words to describe this fabulous area! I had arrived kinda late in the day, But had plenty of time to take a short hike over the Swinging Bridge to witness the magnificence of the Grand Portage! I decided it was...More

1  Thank charylec
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

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

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Soline V
4 May 2018|
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Response from Shari M | Reviewed this property |
We usually have just spent an afternoon here on our way up to Lake Superior's north shore. There are several trails in the park but we haven't hiked most of them.
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galenschulz
26 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
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