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Afton State Park

6959 Peller Ave S, Hastings, MN 55033-9474
+1 651-436-5391
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Sandy beach

I have been wanting to go visit Afton State Park and today was the day to get into state parks for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Palmtrees21
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Virginia, Minnesota
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Tinsy Tiny Hikers BIG Fun!!

We took our littlest ones (2yo & 4yo) to this park today, it is SO beautiful! The trails are easily... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
Nichole W
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Located near St. Paul, this 1,700 acre-park offers camping, hiking, biking, swimming and cross-country skiing.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“croix river” (15 reviews)
“hiking trails” (7 reviews)
“camper cabins” (6 reviews)
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6959 Peller Ave S, Hastings, MN 55033-9474
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+1 651-436-5391
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"croix river"
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"hiking trails"
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"camper cabins"
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"twin cities"
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"ski area"
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"fall colors"
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"pack a lunch"
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"flat trail"
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"half mile"
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"visitor's center"
in 2 reviews
"great hike"
in 2 reviews
"pit toilets"
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"prairie"
in 19 reviews
"backpacking"
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"camping"
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"sites"
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"woods"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been wanting to go visit Afton State Park and today was the day to get into state parks for free. My young son and I decided to go check this park out since it was on my list. Our goal was the beach....More

1  Thank Palmtrees21
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We took our littlest ones (2yo & 4yo) to this park today, it is SO beautiful! The trails are easily manageable even with small ones. They are marked and maps are readily available. If going solo or as a family wear comfortable shoes and pack...More

1  Thank Nichole W
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We went last week when it was -7 with a wind and skied about 8 miles. We warmed up down in the trees and then headed up top. They were grooming as we skied just after a big snow and it was fantastic. Can not...More

1  Thank grlav8r777
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

We like to stay in a camper cabin at least once a year. This year we chose Afton,good choice. We had a wonderful time at the Home for the Holidays celebrations in near by Stillwater then retreated to our cozy cabin, Fun weekend...

Thank Curtis P
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Brought out the family to see the fall colors. I was hoping for a nice winding trail though some maples, but instead ended hiking a little less than 4 miles. Our trail took us along the river to the beach, the up and through the...More

1  Thank safechris
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

We drove out to this park but there was no one at the welcome center and when we started into the park it stated that you had to pay and get a parking permit. Not being use to having to pay to get into a...More

1  Thank Duquesnegirl
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

All the camp sites here are backpacking sites so bring the lightest gear you have based on your individual strength. A small cooler is fine but won't recommend the big Coleman gas grills with their heavy propane tanks. There's a decent uphill path which makes...More

4  Thank nbuzz
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is one of my favorite state parks because it's located about 30 minutes from the Twin Cities and it has a wide variety of hiking trails from biking trails near the visitor's center to relatively flat walking trails along the St. Croix river to...More

1  Thank Cleveland926
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Being so close to the city I expected a busy and crowded park. What I found was the complete opposite. Afton has many backpacking sites and a few go up sites. Also they have a yurt and camper cabins. The cabins have electric but no...More

2  Thank dr_foucault
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite easy hiking spots. If you are not into hiking, it is a great place to just sit by the river and watch a few the boats go by away from others. You can rent a cabin and cook out or just...More

Thank SuzieEss
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Jamie M
2 September 2017|
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Response from jcschultz01 | Reviewed this property |
MN State parks require either a daily or a yearly sticker. $7/day or $35/year.
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itry127
10 August 2017|
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Response from jcschultz01 | Reviewed this property |
No. Hike in camping only. I think there is a KOA in Woodbury if you want to stay there and hike in Afton State park. You can buy a MN State park sticker to hike Afton State park, get a day pass OR park on the south... More
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meclaudius
31 July 2017|
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Response from jcschultz01 | Reviewed this property |
there are 4 miles of paved bike trails. Mostly from the park entrance to the north end of the park partially along the old railroad bed with good views of the river. If you can, walk up to the south end of the Prairie... More
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