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Afton State Park

Address: 6959 Pellar Avenue South, Hastings, MN 55033
Phone Number: 651 436 5391
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Hastings
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping
Owner description: Located near St. Paul, this 1,700 acre-park offers camping, hiking, biking, swimming and...
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping
Owner description: Located near St. Paul, this 1,700 acre-park offers camping, hiking, biking, swimming and cross-country skiing.
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
1 review
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

What a beautiful location! We made it our Autumn hike and the colors were amazing. The park is vast with many walking trails of a variety of difficulty to suit everybody. Some trails are paved, some grass, some gravel, some forest floor. We did about 6 of the 20 miles and found them well traveled and maintained. Of the parks... More 

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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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84 reviews 84 reviews
33 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
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12 reviews 12 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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301 reviews 301 reviews
144 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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