Campgrounds in Hastings, Minnesota

Campgrounds in Hastings, Minnesota
Hastings is located in southeast Minnesota in both Dakota and Washington counties. Surrounded by the Mississippi, Vermillion and St. Croix Rivers, the Hastings area offers a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails, as well as opportunities to fish and boat on the area's various waterways. Campers have many choices when it comes to secluded and wooded camping areas.

Afton State Park

Afton State Park, which is situated along the St. Croix River, offers campers 28 rustic, hike-in sites and one canoe-in site. Hikers will have to hike one-mile to reach the camping area, situated along the bluffs overlooking the river. Campsites are private and shady and include a vault toilet and a well. The park also offers two group camping areas, 20-miles of hiking trails, four-miles of paved bike trails and six-miles of winter hiking trails. Anglers can fish the St. Croix River. The park has a picnic area and rents GPS units and snowshoes. Afton State Park is located approximately six miles from Vermillion Falls, where visitors can utilize the park's hiking and biking trails to view the falls.

Afton State Park
County Rd 20
Hastings, MN 55033
dnr.state.mn.us
(651) 436-5391

St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park

St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park is located on 579-acres along the St. Croix River. The park is open daily during the summer months and two to three days per week during the winter. The park has 47 campsites, with 11 that accommodate only tents. The tent area is private, wooded and situated away from the RV camping area. Tent campsites have no electricity or water, but have a picnic table and fire ring. Group camping is also available. The campground offers a bathhouse and playground. The park has three-miles of hiking trails and six-miles of cross-country ski trails. Boaters and anglers can utilize the park's fishing pier or boat ramp and fish in the St. Croix River. The 15-mile long Hasting Trail System, which loops around the city, is located approximately five miles from the park.

St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park
10191 St. Croix Tr. S.
Hastings, MN 55033
(651) 430-8240
co.washington.mn.us

Lake Byllesby Campground

Lake Byllesby Campground is located in Cannon Falls, which is approximately 15 miles from Hastings. The park is located in the scenic Cannon River Valley along the shores of Lake Byllesby Reservoir. The campground offers 35 sites with water and electric and 21 sites for tents. The tent area is private, wooded and set away from RVs. Sites have a picnic table and fire ring, and some sites are situated along the lake. The park also has a bathhouse, dump station and picnic area. Anglers and boaters can utilize the park's boat ramp and fish in the lake. The Cannon River Valley Trail is located approximately four miles from the park and offers 20 miles of paved hiking and biking trails.

Lake Byllesby Campground
7650 Echo Point Rd.
Cannon Falls, MN 550089
(507) 263-4447
co.dakota.mn.us

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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