Afton State Park6959 Peller Ave South
Hastings, MN 55033
From St. Paul, go 9 miles east on I-94, then 7 miles south on Highway 95 and 3 miles east on County Road 20.Get Directions
The rugged, rolling landscape of this park provides excellent hiking and skiing opportunities with scenic overlooks of the St. Croix River. The Prairie Walk interpretive trail, oak savannas and wooded river valley offer an interesting contrast of wildlife habitats. The visitor center offers a good place to get oriented to the trails and special features of the park. 20 mi of hiking trails, within 4 mi bike trail and 5 mi horse trail; 12 mi cross-country ski trail and a sliding hill.
Located on the bluffs overlooking the St. Croix River, the campground is a strenuous 3/4-mile hike from the parking lot. 24 camp sites, 1 canoe-in site, 4 Camper Cabins with electricity, 2 yurts, and 2 rustic group camps. Firewood is available for a fee.
Hours & DatesPhone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (TTY: 952-936-4008) Apr-Sep, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Daily; Oct-Mar, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon - Fri and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat & Sun CT. Office hours for park vary with season.
- Daily camping maximum: $23.00
- Daily camping minimum: $15.00
Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, $7 daily.
Camping: Camper cabins $55 weekday/$65 weekend; w/ electricity $60 weekday/$70 weekend, Yurts $50 Weekday/ $65 weekend
- Open in fall
- Open in winter
On-Site Facilities & Services
- Children's programs (scheduled, supervised)
- Evening entertainment (regularly scheduled)
- Located on a lake or river
- Snowshoes available
- Swimming beach
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Number/Type of Campsites
- Number of camping cabins: 4
- Number of camping cabins available in winter: 4
- Total number of campsites: 27
- Total number of campsites available in winter: 27
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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 104 reviews
This is one of my favorite parks year-round. Extensive trails that offer a lot of different views from prairie to river vistas, and very convenient being so close to the cities. I've camped here a...
— Passport798502, July 14, 2020
If you are planning to camp at the backpack camp sites, DONT!! It’s horrible getting there. Says it’s a 3/4 mile hike From the parking lot but that’s to the first site. Add another 1/2 mile to the...
— scrow248, June 28, 2020
Great get away from the hustle and bustle of the cities. The St Croix river is my favorite place (besides the north shore).
— 972nates, April 13, 2020
In times of turmoil it is always good to get some fresh air and enjoy nature. This state park offers you all of that and more! Enjoy it
— Kuvasz15, March 27, 2020
Finally got to hike Afton. The park is on the river. There is a nice flat trail you can walk that is about 1.5 miles one way. There are a lot of other trails with lots of diversity. You can climb up...
— JEBtravel2018, November 25, 2019