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  Jay Cooke State Park Fall Fun Walk
Saturday, September 17
AVA Sanction ID #171273

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Registration: Picnic area by River Inn
Register between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and finish by 4 p.m.


Award, $8; IVV event book credit, $3; walk only, $2.
Vehicle permit required.

The Trail

Distance and trails: 

Two 6km loops with one loop going along Forbay Lake to see how the area has changed since the 2012 flood. The other loop follows the hiking club trail. One loop is fairly flat with a few small rolling hills. The trails are a mixture of paved trails, gravel roadway and grass trails. This trail is suitable for strollers. The other loop is rocky with exposed tree roots with lots of hills. This trail is mostly hard packed dirt and grass.

Event Award

Ruffed grouse leather pin, $8; IVV event book credit, $3; walk only, $2.


We ask that you print the registration sheet linked below,
fill it out and bring it to the event along with your payment.
This will decrease the handling of money.
If you pay cash please bring exact change.
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State Park Vehicle Permit

A state park vehicle permit is required when you enter any state park. Daily permits cost $7.
An annual permit can be purchased for $35 and entitles you to an unlimited number of visits to
any and all Minnesota State Parks for 12 months after date of purchase.


Water and restrooms are available at the picnic shelter.
NSTT will offer a participant picnic throughout the day for a donation to cover costs.

Event Contacts

For more information call Bruce Gravelle, 612-418-4214, Ellie Eskuri, 218-485-4230.

For park info call 218-673-7000.

Getting There

780 Hwy 210, Carlton, MN 55718. Take I35 to Carlton MN and then take Hwy 210 East to the park entrance. Distance to Twin Cities is about 140 miles. Park is located in Carlton County.


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