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Afton State Park

6959 Peller Avenue South

Grand oaks and delicate prairie flowers grace the rugged, rolling landscape of this park. Trails traverse remnant and restored prairies, wind down deep ravines and rise up to the grassy ridgetops and bluffs overlooking the scenic St. Croix River. The trails are perfect for hikers, horseback riders and cross-country skiers. The park offers visitors a swimming beach, backpack campsites and a visitor center with interpretive displays.


Danielle Lindblom

Thursday, July 19, 2018
One of my absolute favorite Minnesota state parks! It's got the best terrain hiking near the Metro. If you'd like something with actual elevation change there are some fabulous trails with good challenge. I bring my dogs here and they also enjoy dipping their feet in the water at the river. The flooding is very bad this year but otherwise the campground is incredible. If you're going to do group camping be sure to book camp 2 as it's a big open grassy area and awesome for Community camping. I didn't care for group Camp one because it's more spread out and it used to be a drive-in. Of course, the Backpackers campground on top of the bluff is not to be missed! You've got to Camp up there! There are Vault toilets and also water which is more than can be said for nearly any other backpacking Campground. The sites are perfect and very well secluded. You can't go wrong.

Kevin Stanislawski

Sunday, July 8, 2018
ITS SO LOVELY HERE. However if you're gonna go to the hike in campsites they don't do a good job of letting you know what you're getting into. It's a 25 minute hike UPHILL full of super steep inclines and things. Which is fine, we just didn't realize the new trail was so much longer. On top of that, they offer "self serve" fire wood that they charge you 6$ a day to access that is actually just literal massive tree logs and they give you nothing but a couple dull hand saws. What a joke! Other than these things, it's amazing though, great area and lovely camping!

Eco Mama

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Great park! Very accommodating for my friends wedding! We stayed in group camp- it was large with several sites big enough for campers and tents. Bathrooms were kept clean and well maintained. Our group camp was near the cabins so wedding party stayed there. Beautiful wedding!


Thursday, July 26, 2018
Very nice park to go hiking, walking, or jogging. If you need some alone time this is a nice state park. One day pass is $7. There are some beautiful areas in this park. Remember you can always jump in the river after a good hike.

Lacey Kirchoff

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Great hiking trails and scenery! Ive always loved Afton State Park, especially because we can bring the dog with too! My only complaint would be the bugs! They are super bad this year! There is also no playground for the kids! Other than that its perfect! Love the wild life, the peacefulness, the beach and the boat launch are great too!

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