Sakatah Lake State Park50499 Sakatah Lake State Park Road
Waterville, MN 56096
Park entrance is located on State Highway 60, 14 miles west of Faribault, or one mile east of State Highways 13 and 60 in Waterville.Get Directions
On the boundary between the prairie and the "Big Woods", this park offers a diversity of landscapes. Situated on the shore of Upper and Lower Sakatah lakes, this wooded park offers camping, biking, hiking, fishing and canoeing. Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail runs through the park, providing access to 39 mi of biking and snowmobiling trails with approx 3 mi of the trail within park boundaries. The park has 5 miles of trail for hiking.
Hours & DatesPark permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.
Book an online reservation 24 hours a day.
Phone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (TTY: 952-936-4008) Apr–Sep, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. D
- Open in fall
- Open in winter
- Open in summer
On-Site Facilities & Services
- Located on a lake or river
- Bike trail
- Canoes or kayaks available
- Cross-country ski trail (groomed)
- Hiking trail
- Lake/river access (boat ramp)
- Snowmobile trail (groomed)
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Accessible to disabled
Number/Type of Campsites
- Number of camping cabins: 1
- Total number of campsites: 69
- Flush toilets in campground
- Group camp facilities
- Hookups available in winter
- Hot showers in campground
- Pets allowed in campsite
- Sanitary dump station
- Secluded campsites
- State Parks Campgrounds
Length of Stay
- Daily site rental
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 27 reviews
This was the last of our tour of SE Mn State Parks. We found it to be the most walkable of all the parks we went to. For the most part it was flat, no steep hills and wide well marked paths.
— Ginnie A, September 6, 2021
I rode a E-Bike from Morristown to Elysian and back with a stop at Sakatah State Park for some information. Very helpful attendant, answered my questions.
— Dryfly-82521, August 25, 2021
We stopped to check out the park and to do some hiking. We stopped at the park office to get a map. The ranger was most helpful!
We did the Wahpekute trail along the lake. It was pretty narrow at...
— AndyB5542, July 23, 2021
The park is beautiful with many nice hiking trails and a beautiful picnic area and fishing dock on the lake. The campsites were well spread out and wooded. The park rangers at the headquarters...
— Bryanem, September 21, 2020
The park is pretty private. Covid has shut down things like showers and flushing toilets, that’s to be expected. Don’t know that I’d be doing it now even if they were available.
The biggest thing...
— Niksol7, September 2, 2020