Waterville offers a number of recreational activities. It is
located in the middle of the Sakatah State Trail, a paved bike
trail that runs between Faribault and Mankato. There are a
number of local lakes that provide good fishing, boating and
Waterville also has an abundant number of campgrounds,
including Sakatah State Park, as well as a number of privately
owned establishments that offer both tenting sites and cabins.
For those who prefer the comfort of a motel, the local motel has
recently been redecorated and sits on the edge of beautiful Lake
Waterville Lions Park
Lion’s Park features an all purpose playground, swing set,
basketball court and picnic shelter pavillion. Lion’s Park is a
heavily used park that acts as the perfect resting place for weary
bike riders using the Sakatah Trail.
West Park features an all purpose playground, a horseshoe pit,
picnic tables and plenty of open space for just walking the dog.
West Park is also the location of the city’s water treatment plant.
The Waterville Municipal Beach is located on the east end of
Lake Tetonka. The beach features a Bath House and lifeguard
coverage throughout the summer months. The municipal beach
is also used frequently in the winter months as an entry point for
The boat landing is located on First Street on the Cannon River
between Lake Tetonka and Lake Sakatah. This is a public access
point that is open twenty-four hours a day for the purpose of
docking boats. This public access point is also the home of
Waterville’s new 180 foot, 300,000 gallon water tower.