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Address: 6959 Pellar Avenue South, Hastings, MN 55033
Phone Number: 651 436 5391
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Activities: Camping
Description: Located near St. Paul, this 1,700 acre-park offers camping, hiking...
Located near St. Paul, this 1,700 acre-park offers camping, hiking, biking, swimming and cross-country skiing.
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Great Park Close To The Cities

This is a very nice and neat park very close to the cities and yet I felt like I was miles away from all the hustle and bustle.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Albertville, Minnesota
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Albertville, Minnesota
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a very nice and neat park very close to the cities and yet I felt like I was miles away from all the hustle and bustle.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

i like afton. its a great park for many activities! beautiful hiking trails, wonderful swimming, great backpacking sites, good fishing. even if you want to just come for the day to grill its fantastic! the camping was wonderful the few times ive gone. they are 1 mile hike in sites. they are so wooded its amazing! this last time we... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We loved the camper cabins! They're set away from the main camping area and beach but close to beautiful walks and the south end of the river walk. A great and affordable way to camp in comfort!

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hastings mn
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12 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We were very disappointed at this park. Not many options for handicapped persons to enjoy. Seemed like it was just set in an open field that is not very pretty at all.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I've visited a few state parks close to the metro area and I think this one is by far the more challenging and most active state park. I came to the park thinking that it was going to be flat and consistent paths. Wow, I was so wrong. This park has hills! You really work those leg muscles. There tons... More 

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Minnesota
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We love to walk the trails here, especially along the river. It's a great place to walk the dogs too (on leash of course). The trails go through varied terrain and there is also a variety of walkways, some more challenging and some that would be possible even for those with disabilities.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Plenty of wildlife and not very many people. A drive from the cities but not if your from cottage grove or Woodbury. It overlooks the st croix river.

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We love Afton State Park with it's many hiking trails and backpacking campground. It's situated on the beautiful St. Croix river, and it's variety of hiking trails is wonderful. This past New Years Eve we did something different and rented a camper cabin there for two nights. It was cold out, but we played games and ate Nachos that we... More 

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Minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Love this state park. Hiking can range from easy and flat to a moderate challenge with hills. Nice long bath along the river that is extra stunning with its gold colors in the fall.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My husband and I loved this state park. We camped for 1 night in the backpacking campground. Our site was perfect, clean, secluded, and we loved having all-you-can-cut wood. We even had the experience of seeing a lot of deer and wildlife. There are also many hiking trails and picnic table areas. The only drawback was the mile hike in... More 

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Address: 6959 Pellar Avenue South, Hastings, MN 55033
Phone Number: 651 436 5391
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Hastings

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