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First visit since 2012

My date and I overlooked amazing views and discussed the big flooding of 2012 and whats changed... read more

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Susan D
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Superior, Wisconsin
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Beautiful fall colors!

It was interesting to see the power station and then look at the lovely fall colors and the winding... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carol S
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Reviewed 9 October 2014

I have always enjoyed this park. glad to see they are recovering from the flood. hadn't been up there in a few years. there is plenty of spectacular scenery and lots of good hiking and biking trails. especially when you link up to the Munger trail. the campgrounds are nice and usually busy. the staff is very helpful. there is still a section of the park that is not accessible due to the damage, but the main area that most people visit is open.

Thank Daveptaz
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Reviewed 8 October 2014

Have been here 1x each year for the last 4 years and will keep coming back. The shower areas are a bit old, but nice to have flush toliets and a shower. The swinging bridge was repaired again, so fun to hike over the river in the forest. Will be back again.

Thank Veni-vidi-vicidotcom
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Reviewed 1 October 2014

Really enjoyed this park! It was my first time visiting and absolutely enjoyed it! The (smaller) falls are really neat to see and we enjoyed hiking around the area as well. We found a quiet area and went ankle deep in the water and found agates. It was a blast!

Thank TLJ007
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Reviewed 3 September 2014

Myself (and mainly the kids) were very disappointed to find out that the "star attraction" of this bug infested park is the SWINGING bridge, not SWIMMING bridge. We showed up with our flip flops and sun tan lotion only to be humiliated by the janitor when we asked him "where's the beach?" My kids started crying. A swinging bridge is actually quite dangerous and the water had rapids in it and very dangerous as well. We almost lost one of our swimming noodles.
At the very least they could have offered us cookies BUT NO, it is the Jay COOKE state park, NOT cookie.....false advertising if you ask me. Not going back there, especially if we're hungry.

Just kidding, this place was AWESOME and worth the visit! You'll love it, a true Gem!

5  Thank Timothy S
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Reviewed 3 September 2014

Minnesota has many great parks, but this is a good one for hiking. The trails are very well maintained and take you to interesting places. The trails along the St. Louis River are spectacular with many viewing sites.

1  Thank Dale D
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