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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Canoeing in JUNE!

Jun 01, 2018 – 9:00 am - 10:30 am

June 1st – 9am

Lost Island Lake, Ruthven

Call 712-837-4866 to reserve a canoe or join us with your own canoe/kayak!

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Fishing Derby

Jun 02, 2018 – 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Time for some Fishing Fun!

The Fishing Derby will take place June 2nd!

9:00 am to Noon

Ages 5 to 17 are welcome! Fishing license is required for ages 16 and older.

Registration the morning of the Derby.

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Girls! Summer Kickoff

Jun 07, 2018 – 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Attention Girls!

Free Summer Kick Off!

Who: For girls entering grades 5th-8th grades in fall of 2018

What: Water Safety, Fishing, Sand Art & S’mores

Where: Kearny Park in Emmetsburg, West side of Five Island Lake

When: Thursday, June 7th from 1 to 4 pm

Deadline for registration is June 4th. Call  712-837-4866 to register.

Sponsored by Palo Alto County AAUW & County Conservation Board

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Canoeing in JUNE!

Jun 08, 2018 – 9:00 am - 10:30 am

June 8th – 9am

Silver Lake, near Ayrshire, Salton Park

Call 712-837-4866 to reserve a canoe or join us with your own canoe/kayak!


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Live Animals!!

Jun 16, 2018 – 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Come to the Lost Island Nature Center on June 16th to see some LIVE ANIMALS!!

This event is at 10:00 am.

More details to come!!

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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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