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Jay Cooke State Park

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Where to go: Leaves barely turning. Good places to observe will be across the Swinging Bridge along the Silver Creek Trail. Also, at Oldenburg Point for a panoramic views of the St. Louis River Valley.

What you'll see: Brown-eyed Susan, Tall Sunflower, and Goldenrods are beautiful.

Also of interest: Join us for our fall interpretive programs. Call in advance to register for the Water(color) Under the Bridge program on September 13, 1:00 - 2:30 pm. Call the park at 218-384-4610 ext. 229. Check out the park website for other fun fall programs.

Last updated: August 30, 2014 

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Getting there

780 Highway 210
Carlton, MN 55718

From the town of Carlton go 3 miles east on State Highway 210 to use the west park entrance. The east park entrance off of Highway 23 in Fond Du Lac is still closed. The Jay Cooke Road area remains soft due to construction - please refrain from using this area if possible.


Phone: 218-384-4610

Email: jaycooke.statepark@state.mn.us

Best time to contact the park:

Office Open daily at 9 a.m. Closing hours vary:

Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.