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Perfect Holiday Cabin Getaway

Our family of four (2 boys, 15&13) took advantage of Afton’s cabins for one great night this month... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MississippiMama17
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Afton State Park

Great hiking trails. Great place for a picnic and some family time. My kids loved it! I would... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
Kaleif O
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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Located near St. Paul, this 1,700 acre-park offers camping, hiking, biking, swimming and cross-country skiing.
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6959 Peller Ave S, Hastings, MN 55033-9474
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of four (2 boys, 15&13) took advantage of Afton’s cabins for one great night this month. As it was close to Christmas Day and we were coming in after dark, I called and the ranger said the key would be in the door,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MississippiMama17
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Great hiking trails. Great place for a picnic and some family time. My kids loved it! I would recommend this park especially during fall the colors are amazing.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kaleif O
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to spend a day picnicking with friends, walking in the park or spend some days and nights at the hike in only campground. Wonderful views of the wild St. Croix River and surrounding woods.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SaintPaulTraveler
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Hiked the Hiking Club trail here. The trail was very well marked and easy to follow. The first half (going down) is nice, with a beautiful view of the St Croix valley and meandering along the creek at the bottom. The second half is pretty...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SonofAslan
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

This state park is perfect. Miles of hiking trails with elevation, water access and beautiful sites. I would highly recommend this park! There are camping sites aplenty- some backpack in, some group sites, a couple of yurts... something for everyone and just a short trek...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank itsashleyskelly
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

While this well-used state park is close to the Twin Cities, it doesn’t appear to be well loved by staff. The front sign is in a terrible condition. There are a few activities in the nature building and great restrooms. I’d live to sit a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank islandinthemist
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the many state parks in Minnesota. The park ($7/vehicle for 1 day pass) is not only beautiful like other state parks in MN, but also unique as in the followings: It is established on one bank of a River - the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 461dequanc
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Afton has a lot of trails to keep you hiking. The trail that follows the river is shady on a hot summer day. Their trail maps are terrible and sometimes inacurate.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marge R
Reviewed July 23, 2018

I walk a lot in Afton State Park - every season is beautiful. Today, I happened to get a picture of the black bear that has been seen in the area lately. Fortunately from a distance - maybe 100 yards. I saw the bear just...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jcschultz01
Reviewed July 15, 2018

We just stayed two nights in Afton's camper cabins with three other families. What a great first-time camping experience! The cabins have a screened in porch, little table with bench seating, ceiling fan, and two bunk beds each a twin over full bed. ADA cabins...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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ExportLove
June 20, 2018|
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Response from Palmtrees21 | Reviewed this property |
Yes.
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naturalchaos79
September 1, 2017|
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Response from jcschultz01 | Reviewed this property |
MN State parks require either a daily or a yearly sticker. $7/day or $35/year.
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itry127
August 10, 2017|
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Response from jcschultz01 | Reviewed this property |
No. Hike in camping only. I think there is a KOA in Woodbury if you want to stay there and hike in Afton State park. You can buy a MN State park sticker to hike Afton State park, get a day pass OR park on the south... More
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