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Afton State Park

6959 Peller Ave S, Hastings, MN 55033-9474
+1 651-436-5391
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Yurt

The yurt is so amazing. My kids loved it!! Swimming fishing and camp fires not far from home. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
anderjen87
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Cambridge, Minnesota
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Walk or jog thru nature without hordes of people

Afton State Park is a unique place. My dog and I usually spend at least 5 hours there a week... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
jcschultz01
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Afton, Minnesota
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Located near St. Paul, this 1,700 acre-park offers camping, hiking, biking, swimming and cross-country skiing.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“croix river” (13 reviews)
“ski area” (4 reviews)
“twin cities” (7 reviews)
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6959 Peller Ave S, Hastings, MN 55033-9474
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The yurt is so amazing. My kids loved it!! Swimming fishing and camp fires not far from home. The yurt has no electricity but has a wood burning stove for warmth if needed. There are 6 beds. Very cute place

Thank anderjen87
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Afton State Park is a unique place. My dog and I usually spend at least 5 hours there a week hiking the trails and the dog lives to splash around in Trout Brook. We always come in the "back" or unofficial entrance which is about...More

2  Thank jcschultz01
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We like to head to Afton for the camping. Sites are pretty spread out and you don't usually hear your neighbors (if you do they are the Boy Scouts and they tend to quiet quickly). Most sites are only a mile from parking, but it's...More

Thank Kafroppi
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Winter camping at its finest! Very comfortable, but don't expect the tiny woodstove to actually provide any heat. Plan to wear your warm outdoor clothing inside.

Thank Deb R
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent State Park close to the Twin Cities. They have a lot of camping options with yurts, camper cabins and hike in sites. There is a lot to do with a great beach. An excellent spot for a weekend getaway and great...More

1  Thank TFH1978
Reviewed 25 November 2016

there is a lot of variety here. you can hike along the river. you can hike thru prairie lands. there's a valley area too with a creek running thru it. there's a beach area. there are some biking trails, also some horse trails. in the...More

Thank Daveptaz
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a good place to see a prairie garden, hike on the St. Croix River bluffs, camp in a yurt or do some mountain biking.

Thank Jan C
Reviewed 17 October 2016

With the nice weather, my husband and I wanted to get out and see some fall colors while being able to talk and walk. This place was perfect -- although a bit crowded at first. We went on a Sunday afternoon about 3:30. We did...More

Thank Jeanette E
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Afton State Park after a fabulous lunch at the Afton Inn. The maps were hard to follow and there's clearly a shortage of signage. The park is gorgeous and the walk along the river (when we finally found it) was well worth...More

Thank Trish G
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Great day trip for a gorgeous hike along the St. Croix River. $5 day pass and hiking and biking of several different distances. Perfect for a last minute decision near the Twin Cities. Pack a lunch and enjoy an invigorating day. Perfect for fall colors...More

Thank Patrick R
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