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Afton State Park

6959 Pellar Avenue South, Hastings, MN 55033
651 436 5391
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Ranked #3 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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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214 reviews 214 reviews
88 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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118 reviews 118 reviews
81 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

For those of you who enjoy the outdoors and Minnesota's State Parks, this one is only about 40 minutes from St. Paul. The hiking is decent, some challenging up hills. You can dip into the St. Croix. The camping is good but you do have to lug your gear up a hill to get to the grounds. The overlooks of... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We love hiking in this Park and taking Photos. This they moved the the geo-cache hike to a different part of the park. I really liked the part of thepark used last time.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Visited and hiked Afton, nice park, the trails could be marked better. Experienced deer feeding above the beach in a meadow. Nice Views of the Mississippi River can be captured on the trail and beach. The only real bad thing I experienced are the big nasty electric lines running through the park and accross the Mississippi into Wisconsin.

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