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Afton State Park


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.

Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.


Visitor Alert!

State Park Deer Hunt

There will be a deer hunt in Afton State Park on November 8 through November 9. The park will be open only to participating youth hunters and their mentors from sunset on November 7 through 8am on November 10. No camping will be available during the hunt period.

For more information: state parks during fall hunting season.

Last updated September 17, 2014

Park Notes

Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.

Virtual tour:

Take a virtual tour. It's a great tool to help you plan your next trip to the park! Panoramic tour | Snapshot tour

Park newsletter:

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Remote wildlife cameras:

Afton State Park is part of the "Taking Action Opportunities" program that uses remote cameras to monitor wildlife. Learn more...

Gift cards:

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GPS units:

GPS units are free to checkout at the park. Come try out Afton State Park's four stage geocache - it's fun for the whole family! If you want to check out a GPS unit during the week, please call the office a day ahead of time so we can ensure someone will be in the office to give you a unit.

Don't move firewood!

Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Learn more. Always buy your firewood at the park, or from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for Afton State Park.

Birders:

Bird Checklist This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. at Afton State Park.

Park Highlights

tree Backpack Camping

tree Fishing

tree Swimming

tree Prairie Landscape

tree Hiking

tree Cross-Country Skiing


Hours

Best time to contact the park:

Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Contact

6959 Peller Avenue South
Hastings, MN 55033

tel: 651-436-5391

fax: 651-436-6912

email: afton.statepark@state.mn.us

Getting There

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.