Hokah is one of the most
unique communities in southeastern Minnesota. Originally an
Indian village, it is named after their leader, Chief Wecheschatope
Hokah. It is located between Thompson Creek Bluff and the
Root River and has become an ideal recreation spot. The area
is known for excellent hunting and fishing.
Take a ride down the Root River in a canoe or tube to enjoy the
beautiful scenery or, for a different change of pace, try the sand
bottom swimming pool. Snowmobile trails are also located in
the area. Hokah boasts of four city parks offering shelters,
a horseshoe court, ball fields and an ice rink. Plan a picnic,
wedding or graduation at Como Falls Park. Located behind the
fire station and the swimming pool, it offers a scenic walkway in
which to enjoy the beautiful Como Falls.
Hokah is part of the Historic Bluff Country's Scenic Byway, an 88
mile route on the Minnesota Highway 16 between Dexter and La Crescent.
Hokah is also located within 10 miles of La Crosse, WI, just 30
miles from Winona and 70 miles from Rochester, MN.
Hokah is part of La Crescent - Hokah district #300. District
students attend Kindergarten at the Hokah Learning Center.
Also at the Hokah Learning Center is Bluff Country Learning Options,
offering alternative education to students 16 and up. St.
Peter's Catholic Grade School provides for Preschool to grades K-8.
Four churches serve the community. St. Peter's Catholic Church,
United Methodist Church, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and Community
Church of Hokah.
If organizations interest you, Hokah includes the American Legion,
American Legion Auxiliary, St. Peter's Home School Association, Lions
Club, Hokah Chiefs 4-H Club, and many church organizations.
Take a riding or walking tour of it's many interesting businesses
Come and enjoy Hokah, MN.