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Afton State Park, Hastings

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
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  • Great day trip for a gorgeous hike along the St. Croix River. $5 day pass and hiking and biking of several different distances. Perfect for a last minute decision near the Twin Cities. Pack a lunch an...  read more »
  • Gorgeous State park that has all of the peace and serenity that you'd expect. The park is located right on the edge of the St. Croix river and also has a nice little beach. The trails are wonderful an...  read more »
  • We first got to know this park through a 50K trail race. Trails range from very steep to flat, and from densely wooded to rolling meadows with river views far below. The beach is tranquil with nice sa...  read more »
  • Please cover your body completely as there are lots of mosquitoes. The small beach is a cool place to hang out at. Otherwise it doesn't seem to have much stuff to do than hiking.
  • Great camping natural setting and secluded areas for hikers. In april 11 2014 we camped in our tent in area G-1. The snow had just melted a week earlier and it was cool weather. So there were many empty spots and only the boy scouts were there. The next morning the ranger came by i i said hello, i was a bit surprised to discover the ranger scolding me for not making a reservation. Huh! The sign said G-1 "Registered campers only". (Not reservations ). I still have a picture of sign and copy of my envelope says" self-registration" and no other info. The park ranger preceded to say, "every one knows the rules". I was very shocked. They were scolding a resident of mn and tax payer on a trivial point that is actually there fault. I then checked out at the office only to find more embarrassment from the lady scolding me for not even registering. They lost my envelope and had to call the same park ranger. I said are you going to hand cuff me? I said review the camera. By now it was obvious they were framing me. Total incompetence and false representation. A waist of tax payers money. Since then I've heard some stories. The prior park lead ranger dislikes kids (and parents who let them run wild as in many camp grounds). That's understandable. I agree, but we arrived late after hours and saw no info at office or on registration envelope. We paid the amount owed and left. Lesson learned.
  • Great trails and friendly person in the front explaining the history of the park. Very interesting. I ran most of the trails and saw many people. Some hills, plains, woods, and wildlife. Great place to explore.
  • This place has everything you could ask for. Camp or hike or sit and look at the river. No matter what your fitness level is there is something for everyone.
  • Nice trails, great views, varied terrain. Beautiful spot along the St. Croix River.
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