Sakatah Lake State Park is closed this weekend as crews work to restore power and water service to the park.
Severe storms hit Sakatah Lake State Park and many other parts of southern Minnesota Thursday evening. No injuries were reported at the park.
Staff members at Sakatah Lake State Park are cancelling existing camping reservations through Wednesday, Sept. 26, and no new reservations will be accepted during that same time frame. Parks and Trails staff are reaching out to current reservation holders to alert them of the park’s closure. Visitors are urged to check the DNR campsite reservation site for availabilities.
Meanwhile, the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail is closed between Faribault and Elysian due to downed trees and debris. Parks and Trails staff will be working through the weekend and into next week to clear downed trees and branches. DNR Parks and Trails staff requests users to respect the trail closure and stay away since windy weather could bring additional limbs down before crews are able to remove them.
The Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail is open and passable between Elysian and Mankato. Visitors are urged to use caution while using the trail since debris remains alongside the trail.