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.
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Hiking Trail Conditions:
Trails are icy in some areas, ice cleats are recommended.
Ski Trail Grooming Update:
Trails were groomed on 2/4/18. Click here for a detailed ski trail report. Groomed/tracked ski trails are closed to hiking and snowshoeing, but there are nearly 12 miles of designated hiking/snowshoe trails in the park.
Local weather forecasts can be found by clicking here.
Cabin & Yurt Drinking Water:
The water source near the camper cabins and yurts will be unavailable for the rest of the season due to a frozen water line. Drinking water is available at the park Visitor Center.
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 Feb. 8, 2018
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.
Only use approved firewood!
Help prevent the spread of tree-killing insects by burning only approved firewood, available at all Minnesota State Parks.
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. - 4 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