Lake Info

Lost Island Lake is great fun in all seasons! It is the 6th largest natural lake in Iowa. To the north are meadows, prairie lands and wetlands, with ample public lands for hunting seasons. Winter offers ice fishing, sledding, or even ice skating. Summer is also fun for all ages, whether it is swimming at the beach, boating, camping, fishing, or simply enjoying the walking trails or park. A new recreational trail is being planned to connect Lost Island Lake and the city of Ruthven. Read more about this exciting development at the bottom of this page.


The recreational trail has been started! Click on the photos below to enlarge them. You may also view an a map of the trail project here. LOST ISLAND LAKE TRAIL PLAN


The bottom two pictures are the latest pictures of the Lost Island Trail. One is the finished graded concrete section and the other is the graveled section which will be incorporated in the next phase which is slated to be completed in 2011. Cash donations are always welcome to help further the trail project. Donations will be applied toward the Palo Alto Gaming and Development Corporation grant application that is to be submitted by January 1, 2011.


Anyone who is interested in helping with the trail project is encouraged to submit their donation to:
Lost Island Protective Association, PO Box 383, Ruthven IA 51301
Resorts Phone Website
Grand View Resort (712) 837-5548
South Shore Landings (712) 260 5951 http://southshorelandings.com/
Redwood Campground (712) 837-4481 http://www.redwoodcampground.com/
Lost Island – Huston Park (712) 837-4866 http://www.paccb.org