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Jay Cooke State Park

780 Highway 210, Carlton, MN 55718-9702
+1 218-384-4610
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Nice Campground, Beautiful Hiking!

The campground here is nice, but could use some updates (bathrooms/showers). The hiking is... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
Jennifer H
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Delano, Minnesota
Gorgeous!!

OMG!! There are not enough words to describe this fabulous area! I had arrived kinda late in the... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
charylec
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Mesa, Arizona
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“swing bridge” (15 reviews)
“louis river” (14 reviews)
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780 Highway 210, Carlton, MN 55718-9702
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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

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 19 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

Thank Mr_and_Mrs_Cuddles
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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 8 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 Here2Sea
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Reviewed 4 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
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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
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galenschulz
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
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Heather H
21 December 2016|
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Response from Mark1539 | Reviewed this property |
They have nice cross country ski trails, snowmobile trials and some areas to do some snowshoe hikes.
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