Sakatah Lake State Park spans a total area of 842 acres of land that is spread out over two different counties (Le Sueur County and Rice County) in the state of Minnesota. To get to the main entrance to the park, visitors should drive off State Highway 60 and travel one mile east of the intersection of State Highway 13 and 60 at Waterville. The park can be found about 14 miles west of Faribault. This Minnesota state park was established in 1963 and is governed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
The main attraction to Sakatah Lake State Park is the Sakatah-Singing Hills State Trail which stretches 39 miles from Mankato to Faribault and runs across the park. Visitors can hike this trail or ride a bicycle and absorb all the beauty of the park that is around them. Some of the other activities that are a favorite among visitors to this park include canoeing, cross-country skiing, lake fishing, camping, snowmobiling, and boating.
There are several conveniences that the park has to offer some of which include a horseshoe pit, flush toilets, 62 drive-in campsites (14 with electrical hookups), ski trails (five miles), hiking trails (five miles), picnic area, camper cabin (seasonal), four bike-in campsites, showers, paved bike trails (three miles), wheelchair accessible trail, fishing pier, boat launch, boat and canoe rentals, snowmobile trail (three miles), gift shop, and two group camps.
Dogs are also allowed into Sakatah Lake State Park although, like other Minnesota state parks, some rules must be obeyed. Some of the basic rules are as follows. First, dog owners must ensure that their pooch is always on a leash. The leash must not be more than six feet in length. Additionally, dog owners must ensure that they clean up after their pet and get rid of the dog’s solid waste in a responsible manner.