Afton State Park

In the area

From Explore MN Tourism

Recreation Facilities


Picnic Area

3 Picnic Areas

  • The Upper Picnic Area is near the parking lot and is wheelchair accessible.

  • The Middle Picnic Area is 250 yards beyond the upper picnic area and is wheelchair accessible.

  • The Lower Picnic Area requires a half mile hike from the main parking lots, and is located at the edge of the St. Croix River.

Picnic tables, fire rings, and pedestal charcoal grills are available at all three picnic areas.

Picnic Shelter

2 Shelters - 1 Wheelchair Accessible

  • A three-sided enclosed shelter with lights and electrical outlets is available at the Middle Picnic Area. This shelter is wheelchair accessible and has picnic tables, fire rings, a pedestal charcoal grill, and a vault toilet facility nearby. This is the park's only reservable shelter, and reservations can be made by calling the park office.

  • An open-air covered pavilion is available at the lower picnic area at the edge of the St. Croix.


Upper Picnic Area

The net is up seasonally. Pick up equipment at park office.


Upper Picnic Area

Pick up equipment at park office.

Golf Course

Within 10 Miles


Warming House

In Visitor Center

Center also includes bathroom facilities, a wood stove and tables.

Water Facilities

Water Source

St. Croix River


St. Croix River

Swimming Beach

Within the park

Boat Access

Facilities are located within 10 miles of the park.

Boating Restrictions

Inquire at Park