Jay Cooke State Park

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Seasonal Update

Water: Water will be unavailable in Jay Cooke State Park for the foreseeable future due to a massive water line leak that has forced us to turn off water to the entire park. Please bring your own drinking and washing water when visiting the park. All flush toilet bathrooms are also closed. Outhouses are available in the campground, next to the park office, at the end of the River Inn parking lot and at the end of the Oldenburg Point parking lot.

Drinking Water: Drinking water will be unavailable in Jay Cooke State Park for the foreseeable future due to a massive water line leak that has forced us to turn off water to the entire park. Please bring your own drinking water when visiting the park.

Bathroom Facilities: Flush toilets will not be available for the foreseeable future due to a massive water line leak that has forced us to turn off all water in the park. Outhouses are available in the campground, next to the park office, at the end of the River Inn parking lot and at the end of the Oldenburg Point parking lot.

Showers: The campground bathroom and shower building are currently closed for the season. Jay Cooke State Park's campground bathroom and shower building is being replaced in 2018. Flush bathrooms and showers will not be available in the campground in 2018.

Dump Station: The dump station will be closed for the foreseeable future due to a massive water line leak that has forced us to turn off all water in the park (and thus no water available to rinse the dump station drain areas or to flush out the sewer pipes to prevent clogging).

 

Campgrounds: Camping is available year-round. The park has 82 campsites, including electric sites. In winter the park plows 15-20 sites, including some electrical campsites.

Electric Sites: During the regular camping season the park has 21 electric sites available. In winter, 10 electric sites are available. Most of Jay Cooke's electric/RV campsites are better suited for smaller rigs. If you have a larger rig, anticipate hitting smaller-diameter branches when driving in the campground.

Special Notes for RV Campers: Some sites will not accommodate large units. Most of Jay Cooke's electric/RV campsites are better suited for smaller rigs. If you have a larger rig, anticipate hitting smaller-diameter branches when driving in the campground.

 

Contact Notes: 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.

 

Trail Notes: 45 miles of trails are open. Check with the park office for up-to-date information.

Season Rentals: Snowshoe rental is available during the winter season.

Naturalist Programs and Park Tours: Programs offered year-round on a regular basis from Memorial Day through Labor Day and monthly during the off-season. Check the "event calendar" for a list of current programs.

Schools & Community Groups: Contact Park Naturalist at 218-673-7005 to pre-arrange a guided field trip to the park.