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Afton State Park

6959 Pellar Avenue South, Hastings, MN 55033
651 436 5391
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Hastings
Type: State Parks
Activities: Camping
Description: Located near St. Paul, this 1,700 acre-park offers camping, hiking, biking, swimming and cross-country skiing.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We hiked Afton 3 weekends in a row training for backpacking the Superior Hiking Trail. Our experience was great. The trails are well labeled and you can easily download the map from online. We wrote out mile by mile descriptions for anyone looking to do short hikes, day hikes, or need to train for a long hike or endurance. Click... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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33 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

There are only 4 camper cabin sites in Afton State Park, so we were lucky to find one available on a Thursday night for one night only. The sites are very secluded from the each other and the rest of the park so you don't see your neighbors or much traffic at all. The cabin was very clean, and included... More

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Stillwater, Minnesota
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Park is very hilly. It has a beach and can be accessed by boat via ST Croix River or by road or horse back. It has miles of hiking: prairie, oak Savannah, and forest. Hike in campsites. Great summer and winter.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We went to Afton State Park for a geocaching trip on Memorial Day. I was expecting it to be super busy, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the trails were very quiet, and we had them mostly to ourselves. Scenic, but close enough to the cities, this is a great location to get away without making a major... More

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Burnsville mn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Amaizing hikeing camping. Privacy. Tents only. About a mile hike. The beach and river trail is cool. Eagles badgers wild life. Last year we wanted to use our trailer and discovered the only trailer RV tent camping is actually a group camp by reservation only. It is about 25 camp sites with table and pit, but you cannot drive in... More

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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281 reviews 281 reviews
134 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I came out here to do some hiking in the summer. It was my first time in this area for hiking. It had some nice rolling plains as well as a real nice hill down to the river and back up to where I parked. There weren't a lot of people here when I came. The best part of the... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

My husband and I went last weekend for a hike to this park. I had read lots of positive reviews about the park..and I must say the park didn't disappoint us.Its one of the most beautiful hikes we have been in Minnesota. It was a hot day but the shade from the trees made it pleasant. We did two hikes,... More

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Hastings, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is a great park to hike in. Miles of hiking trails in prairie and woods with vistas of the Mississippi. You can also do the orienteering course as well as geocaching. There is camping available, but you have to hike quite a ways to the tent sites. No car camping here.

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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55 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

My family and I have hiked the trails of Afton State Park many times over the years. It is best in the Fall, when the leaves are turning and it is not too hot, but also enjoyable in the Spring (although a bit muddy in places), the Summer (bring water to keep hydrated), and even the Winter (intended for cross... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I have Cross Country skiied and hiked and camped in the park. It is neat, well taken care of, and a great state park.

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