Sattal is known for its dense forest as the town is located in the lower Himalayan Range where a lot of vegetation can be found. The lakes present in the Sattal are known for being surrounded by migratory birds during the migratory season. Many tourists and nature photographers visit the Sattal especially during the migratory season, as many photographers have witnessed rare birds during the migration.
Since the Sattal is not known to many tourists and is only popular amongst the locals, the Sattal Hill Station is less crowded when compared with Nainital and the level of pollution is less to none in the town. There are few tea plantation areas present in the town, it was built during British India when the British Soldiers invaded the Kumaon region and occupied certain regions of the Nainital district.
Various adventure sports camps are organized every now and then, which includes camping in the forest, trekking and more. The camps organized are best for people who love seeking thrill and loves camping in the forest, the level for the trek is known for not being for the beginners as it is lightly difficult from the simple trekking camps.