Where to go:
The Interpretive Prairie Loop trail winds through some spectacular prairie. Park at the visitor center lot for access to this trail.
What you'll see:
The native prairie grasses are full of golden and bluish-purple hues as they wave in the autumn breezes.
Many species of Goldenrod, Oxeye and Brown Eyed Susan bring nice gold color under the native grasses.
The ash and walnut trees are beginning to turn yellow and can be seen around the parking areas.
Also of interest: Birds continue to migrate through Afton State Park. Warblers, Meadowlarks and Yellow shafted flickers are all on the move. Raptors are soaring overhead riding the air currents along the bluffs of the St Croix River.Last updated: September 16, 2014
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6959 Peller Avenue South
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.
Best time to contact the park:
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.