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
Mankato. There are a number of local lakes that provide good fishing, boating and swimming.
Waterville also has an abundant number of campgrounds,
Sakatah State Trail, 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 Sakatah.
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 ice fishing.
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.