Click here for more price and reservations info. Afton has three canoe campsites. With 1,600-acres of forested ravines, rolling grasslands, and views of the spectacular St. Croix River Valley, Afton State Park has everything for the outdoor … Established in 1969 and surrounding the Afton Alps Golf & Ski Resort, this state park is about 45 minutes southeast from the Twin Cities area, near the Minnesota/Wisconsin border. Afton State Park in Hastings, Minnesota: 1 reviews, 20 photos, & 0 tips from fellow RVers. Very rustic with no showers, electricity or flushies. So…maybe it deserves a paddle over to find out for ourselves! In the warmer months, this park that overlooks the St. Croix River is known for its dense forested trails and gorgeous prairie flowers. Later, we drove next door to Afton Alps, the ski area, and watched a really good fireworks display with some of their yummy cocoa. more. Tent sites are just $15-23 (2018 prices) with yurts and cabins going for $50/55 weekdays and $65 on the weekends. Definitely call ahead to make reservations for the yurts and cabins as weekends are likely to be busy year-round. 8. No flushies except in the Visitor’s Center (which isn’t close to any of the camping), no showers, no electricity. Afton State Park, Hastings: See 106 reviews, articles, and 118 photos of Afton State Park, ranked No.2 on Tripadvisor among 19 attractions in Hastings. It’s also the most rustic campground in the 7-county metro area. Glendalough State Park… I walked passed the fields where backpackers could day hike and then camp out for the night (of course you have to inform the park first) but if you're not up for the boundary waters, this would be a good alternative. There is varied terrain and you can take an easy... 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It doesn’t feel exactly like wilderness, since it’s only 40 minutes from downtown St. Paul and there are plenty of visitors. Not many options for handicapped persons to enjoy. I thought it would be the most ideal to bring children to play and swim. There are also four cabins which you can stay in too. Bartels calls the camper cabins a simple set-up with bunk beds. Afton State Park: Wonderful Camper Cabins - See 107 traveler reviews, 118 candid photos, and great deals for Hastings, MN, at Tripadvisor. Sugar bush cabins at lake afton. AFTON STATE PARK. Sep 5, 2020 - Located near St. Paul, this 1,700 acre-park offers camping, hiking, biking, swimming and cross-country skiing. If tents aren’t your thing, Afton has two yurts and four cabins for rent, too. Your best bets for activities while you’re camping here are hiking and swimming, unless you launch a canoe or kayak from another location and paddle over to a canoe site. 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