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Jay Cooke State Park Campground Minnesota

Jay Cooke State Park Overview

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Jay Cooke State Park campground has 83 single-family campsites (21 with electric hookups) for tents, trailers and RVs (up to 60 feet). There are also 4 backpack sites, 3 walk-in sites, 2 group sites and 5 cabins. The campground has modern restrooms (showers and flush toilets), drinking water and a dump station (seasonal). Each campsite has a table, grill and fire ring. The campground is open year-round, but only 12 campsites are available in the winter (5 with electric hookups).

Jay Cooke State Park offers one of the best places for backpackers, bikers, horseback riders and skiers to hook up with the Willard Munger State Trail. It’s also a great place to view wildflowers and the fall colors as you stroll around the trails throughout the park. And don’t forget to take a walk over the swinging bridge! Other recreational activities include, boating, canoeing, fishing, rafting, tubing and fishing on the St. Louis River and visiting the gorge at Thomson Dam.

Sandy Lake campground is another nice option with 59 campsites along the shores of Big Sandy Lake. It is about 57 miles from Jay Cooke State Park.

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Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electrical Hookup
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • RV Hookups
  • Showers
  • Wood
Activities
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • River
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Winter/Snow Sports
780 Minnesota 210
Carlton, Minnesota 55718
218 384-4610
Lat / Long:

46.65477, -92.37176

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Best Campsites

1, 3, 14, 21, 33, 37, 40, 43, 45, 61, 65, 70, 76, 77

Regions
Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • Cabin
  • Primitive
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
# of Campsites:

83, 4 Backpack, 2 Group , 3 Walk-in & 5 Cabins

# of RV Hookup Campsites:

21 w/ Electric

Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

928

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