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 100 reviews
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
My husband and I went hiking here twice in the last month. We LOVE the trails! So well-maintained. And the scenery is gorgeous, especially in the Fall. Love all of the areas with views of the St...
— CaptTrouble, November 2, 2019
There is a self-serve park entry ticket area when you first get in there. You can write a check, put in cash, or write out your credit card number on the envelope. There is a building with a few...
— Vicki69072, July 31, 2019
We have been in this state park many times in the past for our summer picnic and including this time. This is a nice big park with lots of fun activity option. There is nearby river beach of St Croix...
— anuragsaurabh, July 11, 2019
I have run through Afton and have also participated in the Afton 25k Trail Run in early July. The trails are very hilly and challenging but so well kept and amazing scenery!!
— Ashtherunner, July 7, 2019