Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Jay Cooke State Park

Trail conditions:

The park will not groom ski trails until after the scheduled deer hunt (Dec. 3 - 7) even if we have enough snow. Trails closed for hiking Dec. 3-7 due to a park deer hunt.

Trail conditions: closed
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 0"
Trail mileage: 32
Difficulty: all levels (track)  
Trail conditions: closed
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 0"
Trail mileage: 1

The trail(s):
The trails consist of rolling hills, rocky outcrops and a beautiful view of the St. Louis river gorge. All ski trails are only groomed for classic style skiing. Skate ski trails are not offered.
The park's one-mile long snowmobile trail (Forbay Trail) connects to the Willard Munger State Trail.
You can snowshoe anywhere in Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas, except on trails that are specifically groomed for another activity, such as skiing or snowmobiling.


  • The warming shelter at the River Inn Interpretive Center is open daily from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. May be closed on holidays.
  • Daily ski passes can be purchased anytime at the self-registration kiosk, or inside the park office when it is open.
  • Snowshoe rentals are available when the park office is open.
  • Winter camping and lodging is available, contact park or website for details.

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Last updated on December 02, 2022. Local snow depth is 1".

Getting there

780 Hwy 210
Carlton, MN 55718

From Carlton, head east on Highway 210 three miles to park entrance.

Parking is available in the park, with several options on locations.


Phone: (218) 673-7000
Email: [email protected]
The park is open daily from 8 am - 10 pm. The park office is open occasionally Mon-Wed, and typically 10-4 Thurs-Sun. If contact with office staff is a necessity, please call to confirm availability. Permits are always available via self-registration.

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