JAY COOKE STATE PARK
8, 813 acres. Located in east-central Minnesota, Jay Cooke State Park encompasses a somewhat rugged area with rock formations, hardwood forests, and the St. Louis River, which flows through a deep gorge. Among the wildlife here are white-tailed deer, black bear, coyote, and timber wolf.
Activities: There are 50 miles of trails for backpacking and hiking.
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Some trails are open to horseback riding and mountain biking, with about 32 miles used for cross-country skiing in winter. Fishing is also available. Hunting is prohibited.
Camping Regulations: Camping is limited to several backpack campsites along the trails. Campfires may be built in established fire rings.
For Further Information: Jay Cooke State Park, 500 East Highway 200, Carlton, MN 55718; (218)384-4610.