Jay Cooke State Park

In the area

From Explore MN Tourism

Programs & Services

Park Office

By the Swinging Bridge

Stop here for vehicle permits, camping registration, and information about the park. Visit the Nature Store and view interpretive exhibits. The office is open year-round.

Visitor Center

Park Office

Includes interpretive displays, Nature Store gift items, bathrooms, and vending machines.

Interpretive Exhibit

Park Office

Displays include seasonal information, park history, wildlife and geology.

Naturalist Programs

Check at Visitor Center

Programs are available year-round. School and group programs can be arranged by calling the park.

Historic Site

Pioneer Cemetery, Swinging Bridge, Grand Portage Trail & CCC structures

Pioneer Cemetery is located along Highway 210, about 1 mile west of the park office.

The Swinging Bridge, which spans the St. Louis River, is located 1 block from the park office.

The Grand Portage Trail, located 5 miles east of the park office, was used by voyageurs to maneuver around the rocks and rapids of the St. Louis River.

Other sites include several buildings in the park built during the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) era that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Gift Shop

At Visitor Center


Within 5 Miles

Located in the town of Carlton.



Please visit park office.


At Park Office

Available year round.

Ice Sales

At Park Office

Available on a seasonal basis, Memorial Day to Labor Day.


Within 5 Miles

In the town of Carlton.

Public Phones

Park Office

Phone located in picnic shelter.


Geocaching Demo Park

Geocaching: Bring your own GPS unit or use one of the park's hand-held units for free. As time permits, park staff will be available to give you helpful tips and geocaching information.