Lost Island Lake
Resort is located right on Lost Island Lake, just north of Ruthven,
Iowa. The lake is a multi-use recreation area, providing camping,
shore and boat access. The lake has a surface area of 1,266 acres,
offering plenty of fishing,
boating, tubing, and water skiing fun.
Lost Island Prairie Wetland Nature Center
Lost Island Prairie
Wetlands Nature Center, located right on the
lake, serves as a site for nature education amid more than 5,000
lakes, marshes, and upland habitat. The center features a wetland
diorama, interpretive hiking trial, and a wildlife observation deck
The Lost Island Prairie Wetland Nature Center's purpose is to instill
in the public an appreciation and basic understanding of the wetlands
and offer opportunities to enjoy the beauty of nature in our area.
The Palo Alto County Conservation Board offers educational programs
and organized events at the Nature Center and at the lake throughout
the year. Check their calendar for
a list of upcoming events.
Lost Island Lake features 5000 acres of surrounding wetlands and
almost 300 species of birds, making it one of the top birding area
in the Midwest.
This beautiful lake area, with a county park on one side, and the
Department of Natural Resources on the other, is a bird watchers
paradise. Area marshes and wetlands, such as the one pictured to
the right, offer a wonderful haven to migratory and indigenous birds
as well as other wildlife.
Also in the area is the recently opened
Trumpeter Trail, a canoe trail through wetlands where visitors
can go on a wetland safari. The Trumpeter Canoe Trail provides ten
miles of marked water trail connecting three lakes and three marshes.
Visit the Palo
Alto County Conservation website for detailed information regarding
area wetland and wildlife areas.
Redwood Resort is only 27 miles from the Okoboji area. Okoboji
offers great entertainment and nightlife! You can enjoy the quiet
solitude of Lost Island as well as visiting the Okoboji resort
Park is an area landmark and a great family destination.
With more than 30 rides and attractions, the park will be enjoyed
It's a short 17 mile drive to Spencer. The town of Spencer offers
many entertainment and dining opportunities to enhance your Redwood