Salton Park Picnic Shelter

The Palo Alto County Conservation Board constructed a picnic shelter at Salton Park. Take a drive, go fishing, and enjoy Salton Park located on the northwest side of beautiful Silver Lake.

Lost Island Huston Park Campground

The Lost Island – Huston Park Campground has been updated to electrical and water sites, along with adding a playground.  We hope you plan to come and camp this spring and enjoy the new amenities.  Huston Park also has walking trails, a boat ramp, a swimming beach, three docks, a fish cleaning station, and three fishing accesses on Lost more »

Nature Center Lakeside Stairway

Visiting the Nature Center or looking for a beautiful place to fish? Come check out the new lakeside stairway by the brick patio and dock.

New Dock

This new boating, fishing, swimming dock is located near the south picnic shelter in Lost Island Huston Park. We hope visitors enjoy this new addition!

Viewing Binoculars

Lost Island-Huston Park has a new addition – viewing binoculars. They overlook the marsh near the boat ramp. Be sure to take a closer look at the scenery next time you visit!
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Monarch Butterfly Tagging

Aug 30, 2017 – 4:00 pm

Monarch Butterfly Tagging Wednesday, August 30th at 4:00 p.m. Learn about the amazing Monarch migration and help tag some local Monarchs before they head to Mexico!! Meet at the Lost Island Nature Center.

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Iowa Young Birders

Sep 09, 2017 – 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Iowa Young Birders Saturday, September 9, 2017 9:00 – 12:00 Noon Lost Island – Huston Park This free event is open to students ages 8-18 and their parents. Join local bird enthusiasts for a field trip to local lakes and marshes. Meet at the Lost Island Nature Center, north of Ruthven. Some carpooling involved. We […]

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Outdoor Women's Workshop

Sep 30, 2017 – 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Smith Lake, north of Algona. This event is organized and sponsored by Palo Alto, Emmet, and Kossuth County Conservation Boards. Registration is required by calling 515-295-2138.

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Waffle Breakfast

Oct 22, 2017 – 8:30 am

Join us at the VFW in Emmetsburg for Dad’s Belgian Waffle Fundraiser in support of the Lost Island Nature Center.

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Halloween Hike

Oct 24, 2017 – 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn about “Wetland Animals” on the trails at Lost Island-Huston Park. Reservations are required by calling 712-837-4866.

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Board of Supervisors Meeting

The Board of Supervisors meet at the Palo Alto County Courthouse each Tuesday. You can find the Board of Supervisors meeting schedule by following the link provided – Supervisor Meeting Dates
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