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!

New 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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Chili, Live Music, Silent Auction

Jan 28, 2017 – 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Lost Island Nature Center for chili, live music, and a silent auction. Tickets are $15, call 712-837-4866 to reserve your spot.


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Snowshoe Outing

Feb 11, 2017 – 12:00 am

Join us at Basswood Recreation Area, west edge of Emmetsburg on Hwy 18 by river bridge. Call 712-837 to reserve a pair of snowshoes.

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Ice Skating

Feb 18, 2017 – 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us with your skates on Lost Island Lake. Meet at the north end of Huston Park by the swimming beach.


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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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