Hike-in Required
Open Year-round
ADA accessible
Guided tours
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Oldenburg Point is located in Jay Cooke State Park near Carlton, Minnesota. The Oldenburg Point offers picturesque views of the St. Louis River valley from high above the river. Oldenberg Point is located one mile east of the popular swinging bridge area at Jay Cooke State Park and is on the south side of Minnesota Highway 210. There is a picnic area at Oldenburg Point with a stone pavilion that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Since this picnic area is located in a state park, a fee must be paid to enter the park. A day use or annual permit can be purchased at the Park Office. From the picnic area it is a short walk (with some steps) to the scenic overlook of the St. Louis River. This overlook is a nice spot to watch the sunset.

For those interested in hiking, the trailhead for the 1.8-mile long Ogantz Trail loop is located at Oldenburg Point. Oldenburg Point is certainly not as popular with visitors as the areas of the St. Louis River near the swinging bridge, but it is easy to get to and is worth a stop.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

State Park Day-Use Fee


Scenic views of the St. Louis River Valley.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions


Covered picnic areas
Family friendly
Near lake or river
Historically significant
Big vistas
Picnic tables
Geologically significant
Flushing toilets
Potable water
ADA accessible


Nearby Adventures

Jay Cooke State Park, Minnesota
Jay Cooke State Park, Minnesota
Jay Cooke State Park, Minnesota


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