Jay Cooke State Park

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Camping & Lodging


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Drive-in Sites

79 Sites

Most are wooded sites. In winter, 12 sites are kept available for winter camping. Of these, five are electric sites.

Pull-Through Sites

One Site

Electric Sites

21 Sites

Majority of sites are 20 and 30 amps, some 50 amp.

RV Length Limit

Variable by site up to 60 Feet

Length is measured from front of tow vehicle to rear of vehicle being towed.

Wheelchair Accessible Sites

3 Sites

Located near drinking water. Two sites are electric, one is non-electric.

Backpack Sites

4 Sites

Sites are located from 1 to 4 miles from parking area. Each site has picnic table, fire ring and latrine. Campers must haul water or treat water on site. Trail access to these sites has been restored after a 2012 flood, but a few nearby trails remain closed. Please register at the park office for details on how to get to these sites.

Walk-in Sites

4 Sites

Sites are located 50 to 150 feet from parking area.

Group Camp

2 Sites - Each accommodates up to 25 people

Remote, wooded camp with walk-in sites approximately 150' from parking area (limited parking). Carts are provided to carry in camping gear. Water spigot and vault toilets available. Tents only.


Camper Cabins

5 Cabins

All cabins have a screened porch. Electricity and heat are available year-round. Agate and Basalt cabins are ADA accessible and sleep 5. Slate, Gabbro, and Shale Cabins sleep 6 people. Pets not allowed in cabins. More information on camper cabins.

Sanitation Facilities


Wheelchair accessible. Seasonal.

Located in the campground.

Flush Toilets

Wheelchair accessible

Flush toilets in the park headquarters and River Inn Interpretive Center remain open year-round during regular office hours. Facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Vault Toilets

Throughout Park

Available year-round

Dump Station