MN DNR Closing Two Sections of the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail for Improvements
The Minnesota DNR will be closing two sections of the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail for construction improvements starting Monday, August 6th, weather permitting. This is part of a three year plan to rebuild the entire 39 mile trail. A 20 mile stretch of the trail will remain open west of Sakatah Lake State Park in Waterville
Closed will be a 14.7 mile stretch from Waterville east to Faribault. Trail use will not be allowed and no detour will be provided. The MN DNR expects completion of this section, which will include a re-grade and new blacktop, by October 31st. If you plan on using the open section of the trail, it can be accessed from the east at the wayside rest area in Elysian as the Waterville parking area will be closed. To see a temporary closure map, click here.
1.5 miles near Mankato from the Lime Valley Parking lot east to the old #12 bridge is the other section to close. Culvert repair work and blacktop replacement are the improvements being made to this section. Trail users can access the trail from the west by parking in the Eagle Lake lot.
For more information and updates on the construction improvements, visit the DNR's Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail page or call the DNR Information Center Monday through Friday between 8:00 am & 4:30 pm at 651-296-6157 or toll free 888-646-6367.