Shady Oaks Campground, nestled along the banks of the Watonwan River, offers tent and RV camping, a canoe landing, fishing, a hiking trail, and more.
With over 600 acres of woods, creeks, hills, trails and playgrounds, Seven Mile Creek Park, located between Mankato and St. Peter is one of the region's hidden gems!
Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail is part of the larger trail system in and around the Mankato area.
The largest park in North Mankato, Spring Lake offers 52 acres of natural and maintained areas and a host of amenities.
Managed by the Nicollet County Historical Society, Traverse Des Sioux Park, on the north side of St. Peter, was long a home of the Dakota People.
Veterans Memorial Park is 14 acre space in the heart of St. Peter.
The West Mankato Trail starts at the intersection of the Minnesota River Trail on the North near where US 169 crosses the river on the North Star Bridge.
Williams Nature Center, a 65 acre wooded park just a few miles southwest of Mankato offers 1.5 miles of paved trails including two scenic overlooks.