Description

If you’re ready to brave the Minnesota winter, Afton State Park will welcome you with open (parka-protected) arms. During the winter, Afton State Park offers 18 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails and keeps its water and toilets available. In the summer, the park transforms into the land of Oz, with deep ravines lined by lush trees and grassy bluffs overlooking the crystal blue St. Croix River and swimming beach. Grab a spot at the Afton State Park Backpack Campground, one mile from the parking lot, and you’ll be sleeping in Mother Nature’s paradise.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
31 sites
Up to guests per site
Hike in , Boat
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Afton Campground.

Beach
Forest
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Nash
Nash L.
recommends this listing.
July 26th, 2017

Not too far removed from civilization, great hiking on surrounding bluffs in Summer. Don't go close to winter....I mean it

Hipcamper Shantel
Shantel R.
recommends this listing.
August 20th, 2017

I've only camped at the walk in sites. And they're quite a hike uphill. But it's great to have peace and quit on top of the bluff!

Hipcamper Kamren
Kamren K.
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2017

Small hike in to site, it was recommended to keep valuables out of site in your car. Great location just outside of the city. Also, wonderful for those of you who want to camp during the week before your 9-5. Quiet and near the river which is a nice walk/hike.

Hipcamper Jesse
Jesse H.
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2017

You have a nice hike uphill to get to the camp sites.
For a small fee you can cut all the wood you need with saws and logs that are provided.

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February 19th, 2020
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May 9th, 2017
Park
Afton State Park
State
Minnesota
Country
United States
Phone Number
651-436-5391
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
44.863° N, 92.774° W
$19/night
Tent Only - Hike In: 28 Sites
(Up to people per site)
$50/night
Tent Only - Group: 1 Site
(Up to people per site)
$50/night
Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 1 Site
(Up to people per site)
$19/night
Boat In: 1 Site
(Up to people per site)

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