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So happy it is open again!

Growing up in the area going to Jay Cooke State Park was always a family favorite. To have it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
brenda d
Duluth, Minnesota
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it terrable

i went with my pet donkey and he droned and hes a fat kid its so qwsome and kewl im gonna cry ikr... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Timmy L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Growing up in the area going to Jay Cooke State Park was always a family favorite. To have it closed for so many years was very difficult. Thank you thank you for opening it up again! The views the vistas the windong Road there's nothing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank brenda d
Reviewed 2 November 2018

i went with my pet donkey and he droned and hes a fat kid its so qwsome and kewl im gonna cry ikr cool

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Timmy L
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

My date and I overlooked amazing views and discussed the big flooding of 2012 and whats changed. Awesome walking trails and views. We just missed Fall colors by a week but it smelled like Fall with the leaves on the ground. I will definitely go...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Doller
Reviewed 20 October 2018

It was interesting to see the power station and then look at the lovely fall colors and the winding river. Breathtaking.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carol S
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Jay Cooke is alive with color. The trails are clear and well maintained. We loved the river sounds and sites. Birds chirping, moss growing, leaving blazing with color - what more could you ask for? The Munger bike trail is paved and runs the length...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank M.A. M
Reviewed 11 October 2018

I drove in to camp one night on the way to the North Shore parks the first weekend of October. Coming in from twin cities was a bit confusing. There were few signs from the highway pointing us to the park. We managed to drove...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rweintothewoodsyet
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

The views of the river are beautiful. Really incredible. We went across the swinging bridge. Great views of the river. We then hiked the Silver Creek loop about 3.5 miles. We did it in under 2 hours. Nice birch forest and some interesting mushrooms...beautiful but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bzymom22
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Made reservations and asked about showers as my camper is only a teardrop. They affirmed showers. Showed up and the entire campground's water was shut off all season while they build a massive new bathroom. Porta potties without toilet paper. Gross grounds with litter everywhere....More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank chrstphrdavis
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Did the long 5.5 mile walk with my 10 year old and dog. Took 3 hours. Great views and great exercise

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Belinda M
Reviewed 24 August 2018

This place is renovating their bathrooms currently so there were no available showers, but we still almost DIDN'T get reservations, and after we went I can see why! This park is amazing. Pictures do NOT do this park justice, the views are indescribable, and the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Evan_Twin
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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.
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