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Afton State Park, Hastings

(4.6/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
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  • This is an excellent State Park close to the Twin Cities. They have a lot of camping options with yurts, camper cabins and hike in sites. There is a lot to do with a great beach. An excellent spot for...  more »
  • there is a lot of variety here. you can hike along the river. you can hike thru prairie lands. there's a valley area too with a creek running thru it. there's a beach area. there are some biking trail...  more »
  • This is a good place to see a prairie garden, hike on the St. Croix River bluffs, camp in a yurt or do some mountain biking. 
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  • Beautiful state park. The river is gorgeous in the fall and there are numerous great vantage points. The trails to get down to the river are challenging and steep. Great for if you want to get in a work out, but not great for strollers (although it is paved on the bike path) or young legs. I would go back, but not until my kids are much older.
  • Such a nice park. We easy trails and more challenging trails. So many different things to do. Picnicking, fishing, yerts, cabins, wildlife. Beautiful and accessible. Winter activities as well.
  • Love this park! Well maintained, has a great renewable energy presence, and is super close to the Twin Cities! Camping is great if you don't mind a small hike in. These are not pull up and camp sites which offers a more secluded feel. Great for trial running, hiking, swimming, and fishing!
  • For trail running: trails are SUPER rocky, I run with minimalist shoes everywhere I go, this is the only park I have been to where the trails have hurt my feet so be warned. Tons of people on the main trails, but only saw one person on the Deer Valley loop. I can see why it would be nice though if not for those two things. Also, your can't see the river at all from anywhere on top off the bluff because it is blocked by trees.
  • Great park with lots of land to wander. Had some mishaps with a few misinformed friends of my wife, and that almost ruined the place for me, but it all ended up okay. Would go again (though perhaps sans friends).