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!

Campground Construction

Lost Island Huston Park Campground will be closed due to construction as of August 3, 2015. Check back as dates are tentative.

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!

Newly Constructed Lakeside Stairways

Next time you are boating, be sure to check out the newly constructed stone stairways by the shoreline south of the Nature Center. 
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Bike Lake

Bike Lost Island Lake

Jul 08, 2016 – 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a bike ride around Lost Island Lake. Bring your own bike and meet at the Lost Island Nature Center!

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Summer Explorers, Kearney Park (Emmetsburg)

Jul 11, 2016 - Jul 14, 2016 – 10:00 am - 12:00 am

Register for summer explorers for students going into 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade.

Registration  fee is $15 and covers cost of materials. Students will receive a special t-shirt. There is a limit of 20 students per class.


Register here

If this session fills up, we will offer a second session on the same days from 1:00 – 3:00 pm

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Prairie Walk2

Walk at Telford Prairie

Jul 18, 2016 – 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join our naturalist, Miriam, for a leisurely morning walk at Telford Prairie. Can you smell the fresh air?

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Beach Fun Day

Aug 06, 2016 – 12:00 am

Beach Fun Day is a great event for kids of all ages to soak up the late summer sun. Join us at the beach north of the Nature Center for a beach obstacle course, canoeing, and other fun activities!

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River Walk

Aug 13, 2016 – 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join our naturalist, Miriam, for a leisurely morning walk along the Des Moines River. Meet at Basswood.

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  Monday, January 4, 2016 – 6:30 p.m. at the VFW in Emmetsburg.        
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