Why you'll love Our Lake!


Large Mouth Bass


Northern Pike


Walleye (3.3")


Walleye (7.0")

2018 Bully Bullhead Weekend

Find Out About Bully Bullhead Weekend!
Bully Bullhead Weekend is held the weekend following July 4th. The 2018 BBW is scheduled for July 6, 7 & 8. If you have photos of past and present years that you would like to submit, please send them to cityofruthven@ruthventel.com

Watch the video about Lost Island

Interested about learning more about Lost Island or the Nature Center, find out here.

Palo Alto County Emergency Alert

Palo Alto County Emergency Alert is an Emergency Notification System that serves Palo Alto County, Iowa. This will allow citizens to sign up for the types of alerts they would like to receive. Messages can be issued via landline or cell phone, text messaging and e-mail. Messages may contain photo, video and audio attachments to help subscribers understand the situation at hand, or where to find additional information.
Types of alerts you can sign up for include:
♦ Alerts from Safety Agencies in Palo Alto Co. (included automatically when registered)
♦ Optional Alerts
→ Weather Alerts (Watches & Warnings)
→ Community Alerts from all cities in Palo Alto County (select the city or cities you want)
→ Special needs information
If you're visiting Palo Alto County for a weekend or a short period of time, you can now do a quick sign-up to Palo Alto County Emergency Alert by simply texting PALOALTOCOUNTYEMERGENCY to 69310. This will sign you up to receive weather alerts by text message to your cell phone. To stop receiving alerts, just text STOP to 69310.
To Sign up for Palo Alto County Emergency Alerts click on the ICON.