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Red Jacket Valley Park


  1. Biking
  2. Canoe/Kayak Launch
  3. Fishing
  4. Hiking
  5. Native Prairie - Restoration Area
  6. Nature Trail
  7. Parking
  8. Picnic Areas
  9. Primitive Restrooms
  10. Swim Beaches

About the Park

Formerly known as the Guaranteed Sand and Gravel Pit, the Red Jacket Valley Park is a scenic area designed for hiking, canoeing and kayaking, swimming, and picnicking.  There is a beach area on the south side of the pond and wooded walking trails throughout the park.  Across the road is access to the Red Jacket Trail and Red Jacket Trestle. 


2.5 miles southwest of Mankato city limits along Old Hwy 66 (CSAH 1).

Pond / River

The pond contains sunfish, crappies, perch, and northerns.

There is access to the Le Sueur River.

Park Size

147 Acres

Acquisition Date

November 2016