Lost Island Prairie Wetland Nature Center – Ruthven, Iowa

Lost Island PrairieLost Island Prairie Wetland Nature Center – Ruthven, Iowa

This Ruthven, Iowa, regional nature facility focuses on northwest Iowa’s unique and abundant lakes and marshes. It is located in a county park on the northeast side of Lost Island Lake. The center includes a natural history exhibit room and a reference library. Outside visitors will find a self-guiding nature trail and opportunities for fishing, hunting, boating, camping, and picnicking.

Admission – None

Directions – take County Roads B25 and N18 north of Ruthven, Iowa 51358

Hours – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday – Sunday, year-round; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Wednesday – Friday, March – December; 9:00 a.m. – noon, Wednesday – Friday, January — February

Phone – (712) 837-4866  

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