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.

Dump Station: We do not have one.


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. 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 is not required to stay in this site). 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 - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.; but varies depending on staff availability


Trail Notes: All hiking, bike, and horseback riding trails are currently open. Horse trails will close for the season on Sunday, October 30th at 10:00pm.

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.