Seasonal Update

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


Campgrounds: Camping is available year-round at this park. Twenty-eight (28) hike-in campsites are available. The sites are non-electric. Both of the park's Group Camps are open but have limitted access in the winter. Reservations are recommended in the summer.

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.

Reservations: Reservations are recommended during the regular camping season for the backpack campground and group camp. No reservations needed from November 1 - April 1. Camper cabins and Yurts are available to reserve up to 1 year in advance and reservations are recommended.


Contact Notes: Best time to contact the park:

Friday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday - Thursday: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.


Trail Notes: All hiking, horseback riding, and bicycle trails are currently open. Please note: Heavy July rainfall has created washouts and uneven surfaces on some of the steeper trails. Repair work is ongiong. Horse trails will close after November 1, f or the winter.

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.

Naturalist Programs and Park Tours: Naturalist programs are available year round. Please check our events calendar.