Afton State Park
Summer is in full swing and Minnesotans are, once again, enjoying the beauty and serenity of the state’s natural resources. For many, camping is the ultimate means of getting closer to nature. While some drive in to campsites, hike, or travel via canoe, another great option is bike camping. This method of camping is affordable and gives you great freedom of choosing your route, mileage and destinations.
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As the state works to slowly but surely get back to business after a three-week government shutdown, state parks — and Canterbury Park — are on their way to pre-shutdown operations.
Nine people were charged in Washington County District Court Thursday in connection with the recent burglaries and vandalism at the Afton State Park following the July 1 state government shutdown.
It’s a side of the state government shutdown that we haven’t heard about, until now. State Parks are being vandalized, according to local police, and one of the latest is Afton State Park, on the east side of the Twin Cities, along the St. Croix River.
Driving up with your camper, setting up a tent or even lounging in a cabin, you can spend the night and day at more than 60 Minnesota State Parks. For Pat Arndt, with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, it was tough to narrow it down, but check out some of the best parks across the state for camping.
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