Afton State Park

Afton State Park opinie, Hastings

Afton State Park
4.5
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4.5
108 reviews
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4

BVELock
Mankato, MN76 contributions
Nothing Special
maj 2021 • Pary
I stopped here for a quick hike on the .4 mile prairie loop trail. The park was average and the gift shop and visitor center were closed because of covid. The trail was nothing special. The other trails might be better by the river but I did not have time to go try the other ones. Nothing special about this state park from my experience.
Written 2 maja 2021
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Kaopas
66 contributions
Horrible website
lis 2020 • Pary
We drove an hour and a half to visit this location, to see a sign along the road, saying that the park was closed due to youth hunting. Something like that, should have been posted on it's website. 6 other vehicles were sitting there also.
Written 7 listopada 2020
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Carol L
Anoka, MN258 contributions
Fall Colors
paź 2020 • Pary
This was our first visit and we loved it. Although the parking lot was full we had no problem social distancing during this Covid era. We hiked the Northern River Trail from the visitors center (which was closed due to Covid) down to the river and dock. The fall leaves were beautiful. Nice paved/ gravel trail. There were benches to rest and enjoy the quiet of the woods. The rest rooms were open as well as porta potties. This is a beautiful area of Minnesota and still close to the metro area. Bring a picnic lunch- lots of tables to choose from.
Written 18 października 2020
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CaptTrouble
Hudson, WI7 800 contributions
Nice long hike
cze 2020
My husband and I went here for a nice long hike. There is varied terrain and you can take an easy, intermediate, or difficult hike. We opted for an intermediate to difficult walk.

We walked along part of Afton Alps; boy, they really store the junk right next to the park property. They should be ashamed of themselves. The trail there is a little steep and had some ruts, but it wasn't bad. We hiked so we came out near the St. Croix River and the swimming beach. We sat on the benches and watched the river for awhile and enjoyed the breeze.

We really enjoy hiking here even though there is no easy way to get here from our house.
Written 10 sierpnia 2020
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Steve
4 contributions
Beautiful park, but upper camping area not for the faint of heart
lip 2020
This is one of my favorite parks year-round. Extensive trails that offer a lot of different views from prairie to river vistas, and very convenient being so close to the cities. I've camped here a few times over the years and will say that the upper hike-in sites are the most challenging to access of any sites in all the state parks I've been to (and there are very few in MN I haven't camped at). The hill to access the sites is nothing short of brutal - if you're planning to go choose your gear carefully, you will be climbing an extremely steep and long hill to get to your site. Once you're up there it's a nice prairie with lovely sites and water access, etc. but if you or your companions aren't in good shape don't even try it. It's a difficult climb without gear and a very difficult climb with gear.
Written 15 lipca 2020
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Scott
12 contributions
Horrible camping
cze 2020 • Dla rodziny
If you are planning to camp at the backpack camp sites, DONT!! It’s horrible getting there. Says it’s a 3/4 mile hike From the parking lot but that’s to the first site. Add another 1/2 mile to the furthest sites. Plus, it’s mostly an uphill hike in. I’m talking steep climbs where you need to rest every 100-200 feet. Add all the stuff you are carrying. If just you, it may work. If you are taking a family, you’ll regret ever doing the trip with all the stuff you need for a family camping trip. It took us 45 minutes to get to site 22. That night a huge storm came in and there was nothing we could do. Your trapped there unless you want to make the long hike back to the parking lot. We were there two nights and all we did was think about the miserable experience it was getting there and what was going to be miserable experience getting out of there. I can’t believe the put the campsites where they did. Very poor planning. I met so many people making the hike to the camp sites and they all were stunned how bad of a hike it was. Please go somewhere else with your family.
Written 29 czerwca 2020
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972nates
Minnetonka, MN5 contributions
Best State Park not on the north shore
cze 2019 • Pary
Great get away from the hustle and bustle of the cities. The St Croix river is my favorite place (besides the north shore).
Written 13 kwietnia 2020
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Kuvasz15
Saint Paul, MN750 contributions
Great Respite
mar 2020 • Znajomi
In times of turmoil it is always good to get some fresh air and enjoy nature. This state park offers you all of that and more! Enjoy it
Written 27 marca 2020
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JEBtravel2018
Coon Rapids, MN243 contributions
Nice
lis 2019 • Znajomi
Finally got to hike Afton. The park is on the river. There is a nice flat trail you can walk that is about 1.5 miles one way. There are a lot of other trails with lots of diversity. You can climb up hills. Go through prairie grass and walk through pine trees. This is a strenuous hike so be prepared. There are picnic tables too. We went in November and there were a lot of people so I’m assuming this park is really busy in the summer. The views on top of the hill are beautiful.
Written 25 listopada 2019
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CaptTrouble
Hudson, WI7 800 contributions
Well-maintained park with great trails!
paź 2019
My husband and I went hiking here twice in the last month. We LOVE the trails! So well-maintained. And the scenery is gorgeous, especially in the Fall. Love all of the areas with views of the St. Croix River and the trail that runs right along the river. Also love the fact that our new Minnesota State Parks sticker is good for a calendar year, and not just until December 31!
Written 2 listopada 2019
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