Jay Cooke State Park
Trailblazers: this park is a must! Park trails link up to the Willard Munger State Trail at the north edge of the park; perfect for backpackers, bikers (both mountain and tour), hikers, horseback riders, and skiers.
Check out the wildflowers in the spring, and the vivid colors in the fall. Walk on the swinging suspension bridge high above the raging St. Louis River. Visit the historic cemetery and the gorge at Thomson Dam.
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Deer Hunt at Jay Cooke State Park
There will be a deer hunt from December 7 through December 11. The only area in the park that will remain open to the public during the hunt is the area near the Park Office, River Inn and the Swinging Bridge. Hemlock Ravine SNA is also included in the hunt except for the sanctuary portion which is signed closed.
For more information: State parks during 2013 hunting season.
Last updated December 2, 2013
Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.
Learn More about the Park:
Who is Jay Cooke? (5:05 MP3 narrated by Kris Hiller, Park Naturalist)
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Don't move firewood!
Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Learn more. Always buy your firewood at the park, or from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for Jay Cooke State Park.
Bird Checklist at Jay Cooke State Park.