Trail Snow Report

Jay Cooke State Park

Trail conditions:

As of March 21 we have closed the ski trails due to warm temps and degrading trail conditions. Skiers can still attempt to ski, but hikers can now use all ski trails in the park.

Skiing
Trail conditions: closed
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 8"
Trail mileage: 32.0
Difficulty: all levels (track)  
Snowmobiling
Trail conditions: closed
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 8"
Trail mileage: 1.0

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.

Facilities:

  • Warm yourself from the cold at the River Inn Interpretive Center! Building is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, but may be closed some holidays.
  • Daily ski passes are sold at the park office.
  • Snowshoe rentals are available at the park office.
  • Winter camping and lodging is available, contact park or website for details.

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Last updated on March 21, 2019. Local snow depth is 18".

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.

Contact

Phone: (218) 673-7000
Email: [email protected]
The park office is typically open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There may be times during that time the office will be closed if staff are unavailable.

More Info

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