Promoting, Maintaining, and Improving Your Connection to the Environment

Lyon County Environmental




Landfill Hours
Landfill (865-4615)
M-F 6:00am - 4:00pm
Sat. 7:00am - Noon

Accounts Receivable (532-8210)
M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm

Department Contacts

Brooke Kor (507) 532-8214

Spencer Kor (507) 532-1308

Darron Grahn (507) 532-8211

Gene Rasmussen (507) 865-4615

Roger Schroeder (507) 532-1306



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Parks Programming

Brooke Kor (507) 532-8214

Parks Maintenance
Spencer Kor (507) 532-1308

Recycling Educator

Environmental Specialist
Darron Grahn (507) 532-8211

Hazardous Waste Specialist
Mike Sanderson (507) 532-8210

Landfill Supervisor
Gene Rasmussen (507) 865-4615

Landfill Operators
Dave Vercruysse
Greg Anderson
Kevin Groenewold

Accounts Payable
Abby Sullivan-Appel (507) 865-4615

Environmental Administrator
Roger Schroeder (507) 532-1306

MAIN LOCATION: (507) 532-8210  
504 Fairgrounds Road, Marshall MN  Maplink  

1440 US Highway 59, Garvin, MN  Maplink 

1250 - 110th St. Ruthton, MN   Maplink 

504 Fairgrounds Road, Marshall, MN

HOURS:  8:00am - 4:30pm M-F

504 Fairgrounds Road, Marshall, MN

HOURS:  8:00am - 4:30pm M-F

2025 - 200th Ave. Lynd, MN   Maplink

HOURS: 6:00am - 4:00pm M-F

             7:00am - NOON   SAT

2018 camping season CHANGES 

Lyon County welcomes you to our County Parks for Camping and Recreation. The 2018 camping season will bring several changes to our Parks.


1. The Reservations System has been Discontinued.

2. Camping Pads in the Upper Campground have been extended. Average length is 70 feet.

3. A NEW bathroom / shower building is being constructed (completion date estimate is June 2018)



1. Preparations may begin in late 2018 for further campsite development

Below are maps and photos of campsites for your reference.


Lower Campground Upper Campground Horse Campground Twin Lakes


  • Lower Camp Site 2
    Lower Camp Site 2
  • Lower Camp Site 3
    Lower Camp Site 3
  • Lower Camp Site 6
    Lower Camp Site 6
  • Lower Camp Site 7
    Lower Camp Site 7
  • Lower Camp Site 8
    Lower Camp Site 8
  • Upper Camp Site 20
    Upper Camp Site 20
  • Upper Camp Site 21
    Upper Camp Site 21
  • Upper Camp Site 28
    Upper Camp Site 28
  • Upper Camp Site 29
    Upper Camp Site 29
  • Upper Camp Site 30
    Upper Camp Site 30
  • Horse Camp Site 1
    Horse Camp Site 1
  • Horse Camp Site 2
    Horse Camp Site 2
  • Horse Camp Site 3
    Horse Camp Site 3
  • Horse Camp Site 4
    Horse Camp Site 4
  • Horse Camp Site 5
    Horse Camp Site 5

Download this file (Parks-Fairgrounds Rates.pdf)Parks-Fairgrounds Rates.pdf352 kB

 The Environmental Department provides rental of County Fairgrounds buildings and grounds for special events, wedding receptions, graduation parties, and more. Our two County Parks both have campground facilities with low nightly camping rates. 

Residential "curbside" recycling, and use of recycling sheds/containers are provided for residents only. Commercial recycling is not provided through the County, however we encourage your business to recycle, and are glad to help.
In addition to curbside collections, disposal of special materials (mattresses, car seats, electronic waste, etc.) is available to businesses and resident alike.

 Residents and businesses in the eight-County region may dispose of construction & demolition waste, regular garbage, and large garbage items. The landfill is also the collection point for other recyclable materials including metal, appliances, electronic waste, and tires.


Please refer to the attached documents for current prices related to the Environmental Department.


  • Lower Campground: 15 sites with electricity
  • *Campground Host site is Site #11 (lower camp)
  • Upper Campground: 14 sites with electricity, and 1 non-electric site
  • Horse Camp: 17 sites with electricity. (starting August 2013)
  • Primitive Campground: 8 non-electric tent sites. 


  • North Campground: 15 Sites (1 ADA site) with electricity


    $20.00 all campground electrical sites

    $  5.00 primitive campground only (without electricity)

Park Lodge (Warming House) Rental:  The Park Lodge can be rented throughout the year for $50.00 per day and a $75.00 damage deposit. Contact park staff to schedule rental of the building.

Shelter Rental:  Shelters can be rented throughout the year for $25.00 per day. Contact park staff to schedule rental of the building. 

Park Amenities and Facilities: Garvin Park has Shower Facilities in the lower campground.  A Dump Station is also available in the lower campground. (Off Site Dumping for non-registered campers is $5.00). Garvin Park has plenty of recreation, and play space including a softball field, several sets of playground equipment, and disc golf.

Picnicking: In addition to camping facilities, Garvin Park has five (5) large picnic shelters, and numerous picnic tables spread throughout the park. Four (4) shelters have electricity. Twin Lakes park has one picnic shelter with electricity.

Trails: Garvin Park has about 3 miles of hiking trails, and a lookout tower (Merton's Lookout Tower) that overlooks the beautiful park. Horse riding trails run throughout the south part of the park, covering 6 miles. 

Maps, Rental Rates, and Park Rules are available below.


"Promoting, Maintaining, and Improving Your Connection to the Environment"






Lyon County manages Garvin Park (North of Garvin), and Twin Lakes Park (near Florence), and assists with maintenance of the Camden Regional Trail. Connecting to the Environment promotes a healthier lifestyle. Make a goal to visit a park this year. Your body will thank you.

Question: "Would you throw away your car if it still had value?" Of course not. Yet less than 50% of Lyon County residents recycle. We coordinate residential curbside recycling as well as recycling fluorescent, computer and TVs, mattresses & car seats. Don't see it on the list? Call to ask if it can be recycled. 

Some items do have to be disposed of at the landfill, but we attempt to divert as much waste from the landfill as possible to delay expensive construction additions. Lyon County serves 8 Counties with our Regional Landfill. The landfill has a barrier to protect the groundwater, pumps and systems to manage rain water and landfill gasses, and daily practices to keep litter in control.

Our mission statement above is in line with our objectives to make wise financial choices, while at the same time advocating for protection of our local natural resources, and best management practices that protect the people in our region.

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