Jay Cooke River Inn Rehabilitation
Upgrades to the River Inn retained the building’s historic integrity and include new ADA-accessible restrooms, new historically appropriate and energy-efficient power-assisted exterior doors, new interpretive exhibits, new energy-efficient lighting and upgrades to a large three-dimensional topographical map with recommended biking, photography, geology, history and nature routes to explore.
Originally constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1939 and 1942, the River Inn at Jay Cooke State Park has long housed interpretive exhibits, offices, restrooms and a large indoor picnic area with a grand fireplace. Legacy funding made updates and enhancements to this historic building possible. Listed on the National Register, it hadn’t been significantly remodeled since the 1970s.