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Experience the simplicity of our parks and wildlife areas.  Located on Lost Island Lake, Lost Island Huston-Park offers a swimming beach, hiking trails, campground, 2 boat ramps, 2 picnic shelters and an observation blind.  Take the family camping, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and enjoy the wildlife at our marshes.  Explore the lake and catch that big fish.  Relax and unwind at the end of the day with a beautiful sunset.

Campground    Fishing    Hunting    Lost Island Lake    Picnic Shelters   

Swimming Beach    Trails    Trumpeter Canoe Trail

 

Campground: 

Our campground is located at Huston Park.  Campground is open mid April to early October.  We have 40 sites, no reservations are taken.  Hot showers and flush toilets.  A trailer dump station is available.  Park hours are 6 am to 10:30 pm. 

Campground Site Fees:

  • No Reservations are taken
  • Electricity $20
  • without electricity $15
  • $3 per bundle of firewood, sold on weekend & holiday evenings
  • Trailer Dump Station, fee $3

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Hunting Fishing:

  • Check out wildlife areas for more information
  • Many public areas offer excellent hunting - pheasants, turkeys, duck and geese.  Deer are abundant.
  • Lost Island Lake is known for goo bullhead fishing and Spring & Fall walleye.  Excellent for summer catfish.  You may have luck with perch, northern pike, bluegill, and crappie anytime of the year.

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 Lost Island Lake: 

  • Enjoy all water sports on beautiful Lost Island Lake (1200 acre lake);  swimming beach with dock, 2 boat ramps.  Lake is known for spring and fall walleye.  Excellent for summer catfish.  You may have luck with perch, northern pike, bluegill, and crappie anytime of the year.
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Picnic Shelters:

  • Huston Park has 2 picnic shelters
  • No reservations are taken
  • $100 deposit for keg beer, MUST sign form 2 weeks ahead of time

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Swimming Beach: 

  • Swimming beach with dock located at Lost Island-Huston Park

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Trails:  

  • Enjoy the hiking trail in the park, a guide book is available at the trailhead or nature center.  Nearby on the north edge of Lost Island Lake is another hiking trail next to Mud Lake and Lost Island Marsh.  Keep your feet dry while you enjoy the pelicans, yellow headed blackbirds, sora rails, muskrats and other abundant wildlife.

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Trumpeter Canoe Trail:

  • The Trumpeter Canoe Trail provides ten miles of marked water trail connecting 3 lakes and 3 marshes. 
  • IMPORTANT:  Check water levels

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