Afton State Park

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From Explore MN Tourism


Seasonal Update

Water:
Water is available year-round at the Visitor Center, at the solar pump in the Lower Picnic Area, and at the solar pump in the Backpack Campground.

Drinking Water:
Water is available year-round at the Visitor Center, at the solar pump in the Lower Picnic Area, and at the solar pump in the Backpack Campground.

Bathroom Facilities:
Modern bathroom facilities are available year-round in the Visitor Center. The facilities are wheelchair accessible. Vault toilets are also available year-round throughout the park.

Showers:
The park does not have showers.

Dump Station:
The park does not have a dump station.

 

Campgrounds:
Camping is available year-round at this park.

  • Twenty-eight (28) hike-in campsites are available in the main Backpack Campground. The sites are non-electric, and require a roughly 1 mile hike from the parking area.
  • The park also has two remote hike-in sites available (Homestead & Meadow), and we accept same-day reservations for these sites by calling the park office.
  • A single canoe site is available as well (canoe/kayak/boat users may reserve the site).
  • Group Camps #1 and #2 are open year round, but have limited access in the winter depending on snow depth. Please call the park office to verify availability during the winter months.
  • Reservations can now be made year-round, and are recommended May through October.

    Electric Sites:
    The park does not have electric sites.

    Special Notes for RV Campers:
    RV camping is not available at Afton State Park, but is available at a nearby county park, St. Croix Bluffs, on a seasonal basis.

     

    Contact Notes:

    The park is open daily from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

    Office hours and best time to contact the park:
    Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Sunday: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
    Hours may vary depending on staff availability.

     

    Trail Notes: All trails are currently open.

    Season Rentals:

  • The Visitor Center is now staffed by a park naturalist and will be used for scheduled programs. The building will not be available to reserve, but is open to the public on a daily basis when not being used for programming.
  • GPS Units, Fishing Rods/Tackle Boxes, Birding Kits, and Kid's Discovery Kits can be checked out for free at the contact station.
  • Snowshoes are now available for rent from the contact station for $6 per pair.
  • Naturalist Programs and Park Tours:
    Naturalist programs are available year round. Please check our Events Calendar.