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Location: Carlton/Thomson, MN I-35 exit 235, appx 20 mi S of Duluth (on I-35)

Lodging: drive-in campground, walk-in sites, group camps, camper cabins

Activities: hiking, biking, horseback riding

Lake/River: St. Louis River

Special Attractions: historic swinging bridge, Willard Munger State Trail

Jay Cooke DNR

Visited this park several times with most hiking done in 2006. This is a beautiful park and I would recommend it to everyone. The trails I've been on have been very nice. I know I've camped here at some point, but have no memory of it. My alzheimers is getting out of control. Anyway, all I can really say is visit this park. The scenery is amazing.

Visited briefly in 2014. The bridge was restored and looked nearly the same as before.

Thomson Dam area: looking at the Hwy 210 bridge over the St. Louis River

Picnic area at Oldenburg Point

St. Louis River from Oldenburg Point

Swinging bridge in 2014

Swinging Bridge before flood

Forbay Lake- at intersection of the Forbay & Greely trails