Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 210, Jay Cooke State Park Access Plan

In Jay Cooke State Park

Traffic impacts
Phot showing Hwy 210 in an area of severe damage. A large section of highway is missing and the earth beneath it has eroded away.

Hwy 210 in Jay Cooke State Park, from the park headquarters to the eastern park entrance, is closed due to significant damage from severe flooding that occurred in June 2012.

MnDOT and the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission are currently investigating options for how, where and if, to reconstruct Hwy 210 in this damaged area.

Other areas damaged during the flood have been repaired, however this section has historically been a section that is highly-prone to hillside slumping and erosion, which causes the highway to be undermined.

The ARDC is facilitating a series of public meetings to help develop a framework that will guide MnDOT's future investment on this section of Hwy 210.

Photo by Jim Sorenson, MnDOT construction supervisor

Next meeting:

To be announced soon

Past meetings:

August 22, 2013
Click here to view responses from the first public input session

Related websites:

Hwy 210, in Jay Cooke State Park

Hwy 210 Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Arrowhead Regional Development Commission

Options being considered

  • Should Hwy 210 be repaired and reopened?
  • What type of road is required; paved, gravel?
  • Where would the new road be located?
  • Would the new road need to be open year-round?
  • Is a through-highway needed or would partial access be sufficient?
  • Should the highway corridor be converted into a trail(s)?


  • Unknown