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Afton State Park

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Address: 6959 Pellar Avenue South, Hastings, MN 55033
Phone Number: 651 436 5391
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Located near St. Paul, this 1,700 acre-park offers camping, hiking, biking,...

Located near St. Paul, this 1,700 acre-park offers camping, hiking, biking, swimming and cross-country skiing.

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BEST GETAWAY PLACE

this place is BEAUTIFUL! so much land to hike and explore and the camping/cabins area is very affordable and quiet for couples or families. We go here multiple times a year and we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2016
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

this place is BEAUTIFUL! so much land to hike and explore and the camping/cabins area is very affordable and quiet for couples or families. We go here multiple times a year and we are never dissapointed

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North Mankato, Minnesota, United States
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Went snowshoeing with my daughters. Really nice trails. They also have a lot of cross country trails. Beautiful views. There is an overlook of the river. Nice clean restrooms.

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Afton State Park has so many choices of places to hike from fairly level to quite hilly. It is heavely treed and the trails are well marked. If you wish they have a number of hike in only campsite which are nice as they are fairly isolated and you wont be camping next to a big motorhome. The park has... More 

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North Mankato, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

This is a long trek with many elevations which is perfect for the serious snowshoer. The is an expanse of open field that separates some of the park but overall a great workout.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

(NOTE: A Minnesota state park's vehicle permit is required for this park. I have an annual permit, but day passes can be purchased at the park's main office.) Afton State Park is about 30-40 minutes east of the Twin Cities on the Minnesota side of the St. Croix River. On a particularly glorious autumn day, I packed up my two... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The Fall colors were in full bloom. it was mostly yellows and some other muted colors. We were just there for the day to hike, but there are yurts and campsites that people use to vacation. The hiking trails are really nice taking you up and down with views of the river. A lot of other people had the same... More 

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Hastings
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

While you do have to think ahead a bit about whether you want sunshine or shade to fit the temperature and your mood, there is plenty of both in this wonderful park. You'll also be doing some hills so good hiking footwear is recommended, especially off the asphalted pathways. We've seen spiked heels and plenty of flipflops, but neither is... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Another state park with a lot to offer. There are hiking paths-easy and difficult as well as biking, cross county skiing in winter, beaches in summer. Camp sites are also available. Many options of views. St Croix River, hilly terrain as well as Prairie area. Good for groups, families, individuals.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I visited this state park on 12 September mainly for hiking as it is one of my favorite ways to relieve stress. Also, it is a much cheaper and healthy alternative activity a college student could do to pass the time and have a little bit of fun. I read reviews on this state park and decided to try it... More 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

On August 14 while on vacation in Minnesota, some friends recommended that we take a trip to this park and we were not disappointed. The area is located about an hour and a half drive from Woodbury Mn. This park is great for hiking. There are a few trails and we chose one that led to the riverside. At the... More 

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