Hastings, Minnesota, Campgrounds

Hastings, Minnesota, Campgrounds
Hastings, Minnesota, is near where the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers meet. Many year-round recreational activities are available in the area, such as boating, fishing, swimming, cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing. Hastings is home to Vermillion Falls, where visitors can enjoy a 10-minute scenic hike with waterfalls. Other attractions include Afton Alps, Alexis Bailly Vineyard and Hastings' historic downtown. Many campgrounds are available in the area.

Greenwood Campground

Greenwood Campground has tent sites and RV sites with amenities such as a swimming pool, shaded sites and electric and water hookups. Pull-through sites and big-rig access are available as well. RV sites have full hookups with 50-amp service. The campground is pet-friendly, and a playground is available as well. Fishing and boating are available to campers just six miles away on Lake Connelly at Kings Cove Marina.

Greenwood Campground
13797 190th St. East
Hastings, MN 55033
(651) 437-5269‎

Afton State Park

Afton State Park has 28 rustic sites for tents, one canoe site and two group campsites accommodating up to 40 people. Wood and water supply are available at the tent sites. The campground offers picnic areas, picnic shelters, a volleyball court, horseshoes and a warming house for winter which includes bathroom facilities, tables and a wood stove. The camp also has a swimming beach, boat access and fishing at the St. Croix River. Other activities include hiking, bird watching, cross-country skiing, mountain biking and snowshoeing. The park maintains 20 miles of hiking trails, four miles of biking trails and four miles of snowshoeing trails. The beginner loop for cross-country skiing is 2.5 miles long, and about 15 miles of trails are available for intermediate and advanced skiing.

Afton State Park
6959 Peller Ave. South
Hastings, MN 55033-9474
(651) 436-5391‎

St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park

This 579-acre regional park on St. Croix River. The park has 3,800 feet of shoreline along the river and has accommodations for tent sites, RV sites and group campsites for up to 50 people. Pull-through sites and back-in sites are available with electric and water hookups. Amenities include picnic tables, fire rings, bathroom facilities, sand volleyball court and picnic shelters. The camp also features a fishing pier, boat launch, hiking and cross-country ski trails.

St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park
10191 St. Croix Trail South
Hastings, MN 55033-9497
(651) 430-8240‎

Article Written By Rona Aquino

Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.

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