Jay Cooke State Park - Lake Superior Circle Tour

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Jay Cooke State Park is located in Carlton in Minnesota’s Carlton County 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Duluth. The Park was established in 1915 when the St. Louis River Power Company donated 2,350 acres of land. Additional sections have been added over the years giving Jay Cooke State Park its present size of 8,125 acres. Park trails link up to the Willard Munger State Trail at the north edge of the park. Walk on the swinging suspension bridge high above the raging St. Louis River. Visit Oldenburg Point for Civilian Conservation Corps structures and glorious views over the St. Louis River valley. Visit the historical Thomson Pioneer Cemetery which dates back to the late 1800s and the gorge at Thomson Dam.

Camping and lodging are available at the park. Find a site that is suitable to your camping needs. There are drive in sites, electrical sites with 20/30 and 50 amp service, wheelchair accessible sites, backpacking sites, group camping sites and 5 camper cabins.

Amenities include: showers, restrooms with flush toilets, vaults toilets, dumping station, Interpretive Center and picnic shelter.


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