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Access to Lost Grove Lake Opens Friday
Posted: 08/19/2014

The water level in Lost Grove Lake has risen enough that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will begin opening some access areas to the lake on Friday.

Fisheries biologist Chad Dolan said the main three-lane boat ramp south of the dam, the parking lot for the mid lake ramp south of the corner of 230th Ave and 250th, and the 230th Ave. shoreline access on the north side of the lake of will be opened.

“The lake isn’t full so long trailers and pontoons should use caution when launching,” Dolan said. “The mid lake ramp will still be closed but the parking area will be open so anglers can access the 3,000 foot fishing trail.”

Not all access will be opened. Workers need to repair some erosion damage to the parking lot at the south shore access at 230th Ave. and the west boat ramp on the northeast side of the 220th causeway will remain closed because of the lack of water.

Dolan said if the area has normal precipitation during the winter and spring that he expects all the access will be opened in the spring.

Conservation officers will have a regular presence at Lost Grove Lake with the opening of the access areas.

For more information, contact Chad Dolan, Fisheries Biologist, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 319-694-2430.