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Sakatah Lake State Park

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Where to go: Our best fall colors right now are in the picnic area. Strong winds on Oct 16 overnight took much of the fall foliage down.

What you'll see: Prairie flowers are past peak for this year and grasses are also past peak.

Also of interest: Our camping season ended on October 18--that will be the last night anyone can stay overnight until April 1, 2015.

Last updated: October 23, 2014 

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Getting there

50499 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.


Phone: 507-362-4438

Email: sakatahlake.statepark@state.mn.us

Best time to contact the park:

Sunday through Saturday: 9 a.m to 3 p.m. depending on staff availability.

If no one is available when you call, please leave a message.

Self-registration is located at the park office.