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The non-electric sites are secluded enough that you do not see your neighbors. We enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Natasha T
Labor Day Camping Trip

4 or 5? That was a tough call. The campground had nice size, shaded stores. The bathhouse was... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
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50499 Sakatah Lake State Park Road, Waterville, MN
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

If you want deep woods with no sun and muddy wet time then this is a great place. The roads were gravel several years ago but now just a muddy mess. Our camp site put the fire pit on the back side of our camper....More

4  Thank shawn k
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We have an RV and camp a few times a month at different camp grounds around Minnesota. While spending the weekend at Camp Maiden Rock West, we found this great bike/ hiking trail and road it about 3 miles through the Sakatah Lake State Park...More

1  Thank doates6
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The non-electric sites are secluded enough that you do not see your neighbors. We enjoyed the privacy of the space and the full canopy of trees. This truly offered a chance to disconnect and be surrounded by nature. We tried to fish but the wind...More

Thank Natasha T
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We were camping across the lake but made a stop at Sakatah Lake SP to complete the 2 mile hiking club trail. This is about our 20th club trail we've completed and it is easily my least favorite; it is very poorly maintained (weeds overgrowing...More

Thank ljfeier
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We visited on Friday, September 30, 2016. Entrance fee is either $5.00 per day or unlimited state park visits for one year for $25.00. Wonderful, peaceful area. Protected woods and water. Lots of picnic tables here and there. Boat lauch as well as a fishing...More

4  Thank Steve0315
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

4 or 5? That was a tough call. The campground had nice size, shaded stores. The bathhouse was maintained and cleaned better than a lot of state parks we've visited. In fact some very inconsiderate campers had been in and made a muddy mess after...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2016

We stayed across the lake and visited for a couple hours one afternoon. Nice park, friendly staff. Couldn't spend much time outside, mosquitos weren't deterred by our Deet. haha!

1  Thank MommaTia85
Reviewed 14 May 2016

My dog and I were looking for an easy day hike and that's what we found at this park. It was my first visit and I just wanted to look around and see what it had to offer. The office was open and the park...More

3  Thank Irish1931
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

We went on the Hiking Club Trail. The trail has a lot of variety including a hidden pond, views of the lake (now that most trees have lost their leaves) and many small hills. We only encountered one person on the trail with us.

1  Thank richie1732
Reviewed 6 September 2015

My wife and I have visited twenty state parks in Minnesota and this one has been the most disappointing. Except for the state trail the other hiking trails throughout the park are not well maintained. My wife always brings a camera to photograph wildflowers, wildlife...More

1  Thank Sergeant56
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