Explore Minnesota: Afton State Park

Park Highlights

    Backpack Camping Fishing Swimming Prairie Landscape Hiking Cross-Country Skiing

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 among 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.

Park email list

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GPS units

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.

Contact Us

Afton State Park
6959 Peller Avenue South
Hastings, MN 55033


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. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Hours may vary depending on staff availability, especially on weekdays.



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