Olmsted County, Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo

Olmsted County – Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo


Oxbow Park is over 620 acres and offers 4 picnic areas, 6 picnic shelters, playground facilities, 8 miles of developed trails, campground area, group campsite and Zollman Zoo. The zoo houses over 30 native Minnesota animal species and provides education programs. Nine grants were awarded to Olmsted County to help acquire and develop this park. A Regional Park Grant was used to redevelop the campground area to provide accessible restrooms and showers and accessible campsites. Eight Outdoor Recreation Grants were used to acquire 365 acres and develop picnic facilities, campground, playgrounds, restrooms, trails, nature center, roads, parking and landscaping.


Deciduous Woods

Grant Funding

Regional Park Grant


2004 Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund


Outdoor Recreation Grant


1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1974 Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LAWCON) and MN Future Resources Fund (FRF)



1969, 1983 FRF



1979 State Bonding



Located 3 ½ miles north of Byron, at 5731 County Road 105 NW.


Oxbow Park, 507-775-2451