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Afton State Park

Afton State Park

Let's start the 2013 camping season off at a close but nice park.  We'll be in group site #1.  This site is actually a drive-in loop converted to a group site.  There is a good size area for a handfull of tents and about a dozen individual areas for tents.  The cost will be $25. The $25 covers the cost of the campsite and firewood.  You will have to bring your own food, buy your own parking permit, etc. 

Email me if you have any questions.

From the parks website:

Grand oaks and delicate prairie flowers grace the rugged, rolling landscape of this park. Trails traverse remnant and restored prairies, wind down deep ravines and rise up to the grassy ridgetops and bluffs overlooking the scenic St. Croix River. The trails are perfect for hikers, horseback riders and cross-country skiers. The park offers visitors a swimming beach, backpack campsites and a visitor center with interpretive displays.

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  • patty

    Thanks Brett Fot Organizing! Despite The dOwnpour, The Games Were Excellent! And The Hike Was Invigorating! All And All A Great Weekend.

    May 21, 2013

  • Sara S.

    Nice to meet some new people and to explore Afton's hiking trails. Hopefully I'll be able to attend another trip!

    May 19, 2013

  • Evan

    Weather will keep me away Friday. Be there Saturday morning!

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I just joined and already I am soooo looking forward to meeting you! And planning my camping trip with you. I love the state parks. One question can I just come for the day on May 25? I live 45 min S of Rochester.

    May 16, 2013

    • Brett

      Laurie, on the 25th we'll be at Blue Mounds by Luverne. If you want to come feel free to join us.

      May 16, 2013

  • Brett

    The park has a very nice visitor center and I will bring my screen tent so if it does rain we will be able to stay dry.

    May 15, 2013

  • Craig K.

    sorry Janet I didn't realize you had a four year old
    also

    May 14, 2013

  • Craig K.

    looks like scattered showers for Saturday now: so
    basically it is any bodies guess for the weather.
    Even the weatherman's! Come on Janet, take a
    chance. Your dog will thank you.

    May 14, 2013

  • patty

    Games HIkes In Rain cooking

    May 14, 2013

  • Janet H

    Hope you understand - I'm very bummed. :( Maybe the forecast will change? One can hope...

    May 14, 2013

  • Janet H

    Hey ya'll, when I signed up, I acknowledged that it was contingent on the weather. This will be a first time camping trip for my 4 year old and dog, and dragging them into a rainy experience isn't my idea of fun. I'm paid up - if there is someone who is not a fair-weather camper and would like to take my spot - let me know.

    May 14, 2013

  • Craig K.

    What will people be doing if it rains? Reading? Talking around the fire? Games? Walks in the rain?

    May 14, 2013

  • patty

    leejay-contact me at [masked] and we can arrange a ride hopefully!

    May 14, 2013

  • LeeJay

    If I don't find someone to carpool with, I will not be going.

    May 11, 2013

  • patty

    LeeJay-I can possibly give you a ride. I do have to leave very early on Sunday morning to teach a religious school class from 9:30-noon. I will either pack up and leave or come back to hike and get my camper-all depends on the weather.

    April 18, 2013

    • LeeJay

      HI Patty, I am wondering if you know whether or not you can give me a ride so I can make other plans if needed.

      May 11, 2013

  • patty

    I'm not sure if I will have a "plus 1" if that opens up a spot?

    May 11, 2013

  • Craig K.

    This will be my first meet up with this group. Looking forward to meeting all of you cool peeps. What are some of the things that people plan to doing?

    May 5, 2013

  • Thomas W.

    This is a nice close one for my first outing with this group. I'm a hammock camper and while I'm very familiar with the backpack sites at the park, I'm not familiar with the group camp. Are there trees?

    May 4, 2013

    • Brett

      There are trees I am not sure of their sizes.

      May 4, 2013

  • Savant

    I am excited I found a camping group. What all is included in the $25 cost?

    April 16, 2013

  • LeeJay

    Need to carpool, I'm in South Minneapolis on the edge of downtown.

    March 30, 2013

  • Brett

    Maria,
    I have a tent you can borrow.

    January 29, 2013

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