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
Afton State Park's rugged, rolling landscape provides excellent hiking, horseback riding and skiing opportunities, plus a swimming beach and spectacular 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 and exceptional birdwatching. The visitor center is a good place to get oriented to the park's trails and special features.
The campground is located on the bluffs overlooking the St. Croix River, and is a strenuous 3/4-mile hike from the parking lot. The park also has camper cabins, yurts, and group campsites.
Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.
Book an online reservation 24 hours a day. https://reservemn.usedirect.com/MinnesotaWeb/
Phone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (
- Open in fall
- Open in winter
- Open in summer
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 110 reviews
The Rangers in the Park Entrace were very helpful in guiding us to which trails would work well. Since Im not a fan of hills or stairs she told us where the bypass for the beach trail was so I could...
— Ginnie A, September 6, 2021
Great place to go hiking. I did an 8 mile hike that combined the Prairie Loop and the densely forested Trout Brook Loop which were enjoyable but the highlight was the North River Loop that provides...
— TravelingSoccerLoon, June 16, 2021
I stopped here for a quick hike on the .4 mile prairie loop trail. The park was average and the gift shop and visitor center were closed because of covid. The trail was nothing special. The other...
— BVELock, May 2, 2021
We drove an hour and a half to visit this location, to see a sign along the road, saying that the park was closed due to youth hunting. Something like that, should have been posted on it's website...
— Kaopas, November 7, 2020
This was our first visit and we loved it. Although the parking lot was full we had no problem social distancing during this Covid era. We hiked the Northern River Trail from the visitors center...
— 113caroll, October 18, 2020