Grand oaks and delicate prairie flowers grace the rugged, rolling landscape of this park. Trails traverse remnant and restored prairies, wind down deep ravines and rise up to the grassy ridgetops and bluffs overlooking the scenic St. Croix River. The trails are perfect for hikers, horseback riders and cross-country skiers. The park offers visitors a swimming beach, backpack campsites and a visitor center with interpretive displays.
Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.
Horse trails are now closed for the 2017 season.
New Campground Trail Work:
Work on the new campground trail has wrapped up for the 2017 season, and will resume again next spring. The new trail is now open and available for use.
Updated Nov. 9, 2017
Scheduled programs are based on the park's natural, cultural, and recreational resources and are offered throughout the year. Please check the events calendar for details.
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GPS units are free to checkout at the park. Come try out Afton State Park's four stage geocache - it's fun for the whole family! If you want to check out a GPS unit during the week, please call the office a day ahead of time so we can ensure someone will be in the office to give you a unit.
Don't move firewood!
Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Learn more. Always buy your firewood at the park, or from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for Afton State Park.
Bird Checklist at Afton State Park.
The park is open daily from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Office hours and best time to contact the park:
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Hours may vary depending on staff availability, especially on weekdays.
6959 Peller Avenue South
Hastings, MN 55033
GPS Address: 6959 Peller Ave S - Hastings, MN 55033