Sakatah Lake State Park
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Sakatah Lake State
Park is located in the Prairies region of southeastern Minnesota near Mankato
to Get to Sakatah Lake State Park:
Drive west from Faribault for 14 miles on
Highway 60 to the park entrance.
in the Dakota language, translates to “Singing Hills.” The hills, lake, and
densely forested campground area provide a surprising wilderness experience in
Lake is a widening of the Cannon River. The river was formerly part of a major
water route through the area and many Indian villages and trading posts were
located along the river.
Most family vacation destinations
in Minnesota include beautiful family vacation resorts, cabins, and dozens of
state parks and many other top family vacations spots.
Lake State Park’s Natural Attractions “Big Woods” forest, wetlands,
and lakes offer a home to many wildlife species. You might observe deer,
raccoon, mink, rabbits and coyotes and well as many types of songbirds, owls,
hawks, and woodpeckers.
Things to Do in Sakatah Lake State Park: Enjoy the picnic
area along the shore of Sakatah Lake. A playground is available. The lake is shallow however a fishing pier and
the calm waters reward anglers with walleye, bass, northern pike and panfish.
Several canoes are available for rent at the park office.
There are 5 miles of hiking
trails within the park. The paved Sakatah Singing Hills State bike trail winds
for 3 miles through the park and stretches from Faribault to Mankato. This 39
mile long trail has been built on what was formerly a railroad bed. Horseback
riding is allowed in many parts of the park.
In winter, 5 miles of
trails are groomed for cross-country skiing and 3 miles are groomed for
snowmobiling. Snowshoeing is permitted in the park except on groomed trails.
Seasonal interpretive programs
are available at the Visitor Center.
Camping in Sakatah Lake
State Park: There
are 62 campsites for tents and RVs; 14 sites have electrical hookups. In
addition there are 5 bike-in sites and 2 group camps that each accommodates up
to 50 people. One camper cabin that
sleeps up to 5 people can be reserved by calling the park office. Picnic
tables, fire rings, showers, flush and vault toilets, and a dump station are
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More Attractions in This Region: In Faribault,
visit the Alexander Faribault House, one of Minnesota’s oldest surviving buildings. The Faribault Woolen Mills is a popular stop to tour the nation’s only remaining wool to product manufacturer.
Other State Parks in This Region of Minnesota: Nerstrand Big Woods State Park > Rice Lake
50499 Sakatah Lake State Park Road
Waterville, MN 56096
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