Seasonal Update

Water: Water is on in the campground and at the River Inn outside faucets. Water will be turned off for the season on seasonal faucets Oct. 17, 2016. Two frost-free hydrants are available at the campground and one between the park office and River Inn year-round.

Drinking Water: Water is on in the campground and at the River Inn outside faucets. Water will be turned off for the season on seasonal faucets Oct. 17, 2016. Two frost-free hydrants are available at the campground and one between the park office and River Inn year-round.

Bathroom Facilities: The campground bathroom and shower building is open for the season. It will close for the season Oct. 17, 2016.

Showers: The campground shower building is open for the season. It will close for the season Oct. 17, 2016.

Dump Station: Dump station is open for the season. It will close for the season Oct. 17, 2016.

 

Campgrounds: Camping is available year-round. The park has 82 campsites, including electric sites. In winter the park has 12 sites (including 6 electric sites) that are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Electric Sites: During the regular camping season the park has 21 electric sites available. In winter, six electric sites are available.

Special Notes for RV Campers: Some sites will not accommodate large units.

Reservations: Reservations are especially recommended for weekends, holidays and electric sites May-October. 2017 Reservation Update: We have blocked any new camping reservations from being made in 2017 in the Jay Cooke State Park campground due to the potential of a campground rehabilitation project taking place that may disrupt water and bathroom service available to campers. Camper cabin and backpack sites aren't affected by these blocks. We will not be removing any reservation blocks before January 4, 2017. Please check back on or after January 4, 2017 for updated information. Thank you for patience and we apologize for any inconvenience. (Updated August 22, 2016)

 

Contact Notes: The park office is currently open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Office is intermittently closed if staff is 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.