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Afton State Park, Peller Avenue South, Hastings, MN, USA 55033

Park Highlights

  • Backpack camping
  • Fishing
  • Swimming - a beach along the St Croix River
  • Hiking trails
  • Naturalist programs
  • 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.

Only have an hour to visit?

Check out the visitor center and then walk south on the paved trail behind the building for a 0.4-mile self-guided interpretive trail through restored prairie. ♦ Hike to one of several scenic overlooks to view the river valley. ♦ Walk to the beach and enjoy a picnic at the lower picnic area.

GPS units at Afton State Park

GPS units are free to check out 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.

Pollinator Exhibit at Afton State Park

Afton is one of ten state parks that has installed educational pollinator plantings that include exhibits. The following is a transcript of the audio content of that exhibit:.

Sign transcript

Look at the area in front of you and notice the flowers that are blooming now. If you look closer at some of these flowers you may see an insect pollinator superhero! A butterfly, a bee, or some other six-legged insect. Sometimes you can even hear them. During the summer months at Afton State Park you can always find some kind of flower blooming in the prairies, each with its own special pollinators. To learn more about the plants and animals that live in a prairie you can walk the interpretive prairie trail to the right of where you are now.

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