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Afton State Park, Hastings

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  • All the camp sites here are backpacking sites so bring the lightest gear you have based on your individual strength. A small cooler is fine but won't recommend the big Coleman gas grills with their he...  more »
  • This is one of my favorite state parks because it's located about 30 minutes from the Twin Cities and it has a wide variety of hiking trails from biking trails near the visitor's center to relatively ...  more »
  • Being so close to the city I expected a busy and crowded park. What I found was the complete opposite. Afton has many backpacking sites and a few go up sites. Also they have a yurt and camper cabins. ...  more »
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  • This is the most magical camping experience I have ever experienced. The wild life abounds. At night fireflies flicker everywhere as if in a dream. The rangers are incredibly helpful and friendly. The services are top tier. From the firewood to the solar powered pump. All campgrounds should aspire to Afton
  • Great state park. Lots of hiking and biking trails and a wonderful mix of forest, prairie and oak savannah. It's also very close to the twin cities and so makes for an easy day trip from the city. There is a fantastic hike in campsite as well as some drive in group camp sites and yurts for colder weather camping. Staff is friendly and helpful and there is even a beach on the St. Croix. I've been to a bunch of state parks and campsites around MN and WI and this is one of my favorites!
  • It's a nice place to get away from the cities and go for a walk and have a picnic. It's on the St Croix River so you can go fishing as well as swimming. When we were there, there was a free Bluegrass Band playing that night. Good times, will go back again.
  • Camped here last weekend. Lovely spot! Nice seclusion at the camp sites. Well kept and tidy.
  • Amazing staff, clean bathrooms, mowed paths, and great camping. Btw unless you have a big group or get a cabin there is only backpack in sites that are 3/4 of a mile away. Keep that in mind if you camp.

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