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Designation: Minnesota State Scenic Byway
Fees: Expect to pay an entrance fee to the Park ($4, or
Length, One-Way: 9 Miles (15.0 Kilometers)
Time: Allow at least 20 Minutes

General Information

Description - Highway 210 from Carlton to Highway 23 is a beautiful 9-mile drive through Jay Cooke State Park, a geological haven for naturalists. The rugged land formations of the Park enhance the beauty of the hardwood forests and the water-eroded gorge, steep valleys, and massive rock formations are seen throughout the park. Yet, it is the St. Louis River rapids that are the showcases of this beautiful park, as they rush through a rocky gorge and over slabs of gray stone. In some seasons, the waters of the St. Louis River thunder over slabs of ancient, exposed rock. At other times, they slow to a gently trickle. Visitors enjoy the scenic splendor of Jay Cooke State Park during all seasons and its recreational richness, which includes whitewater rafting, hiking and biking. The Park is located three miles east of Carlton, Minnesota, on State Trunk Highway 210 in Carlton County.

Attractions - The Rushing Rapids Parkway is known for it's Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Directions from : From Carlton, take Hwy 210 east along the St. Louis River and through Jay Cooke State Park. Follow the signs to link up to Hwy. 23 (parallel south). From Duluth, take Hwy. 23 west and then north to connect with Hwy 210, which goes through Jay Cooke State Park.

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Additional Information:
Minnesota Scenic Byways - Minnesota currently offers one All-American Road, the North Shore Scenic Byway, three National Scenic Byways, Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway, Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and Great River Road, as well as numerous state designated byways.

Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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