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
Linnea Lasnetski (507) 532-8210

Roger Schroeder (507) 532-1306



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Opened in 2016, Twin Lakes Park is Lyon County's newest park; nestled between East Twin and West Twin lakes. Two campsites are able to be reserved. Twin Lakes Park came to fruition from the desire of a local landowner to leave a legacy with land he owned. Other area landowners have also sold land to the County for future generations to enjoy camping and recreation in the area.

Twin Lakes Park exists from partnerships, generous donations, and Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment Funding. A plan for future campground development is in the planning stages. Lyon County hopes to secure additional State Legacy Grant funding in the future for expanding this beautiful park area.


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Back in the thirties, one of the most popular spots in Lyon County was a 27-acre track of woodland along the Cottonwood River. This park became a reality through the efforts of interested people, the Garvin Community Club, and Mr. H.C. Garvin a retired Winona businessman. In his youth, Mr. Garvin, was a station agent at Tracy for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad. He became the chief contributor of money and equipment for the park.

Download this file (Garvin Park Photos.pdf)Historical Garvin Park Photos639 kB

Majestic oak woodlands dominate the steeply sloping riparian landscape of the Cottonwood River within the 700 acre Garvin Park. Miles of trails, and plentiful rest areas allow visitors substantial opportunity to explore the rich habitat and diverse wildlife that use this park. Regionally know for horseback riding, Garvin Park has three campgrounds, and numerous shelters and open space; providing peaceful locations to relax. Garvin Park attracts visitors as diverse as its environment for public recreation.


"Garvin Park is one of the few places in Southwest Minnesota to hear the whip-poor-will in Spring."

Bob Janssen

Garvin County Park is the heart of the Cottonwood River in Lyon County. Almost 1000 acres of riparian woodland reside along the growing Cottonwood River - nestled into the remnant prairie landscape. This rich mix of topography offer deep valleys for dense, woodland-loving species like Wild Turkey, Eastern Screech-Owl, Black-belled Cuckoo, and Eastern Towhee.

Download this file (Garvin Bird Checklist.pdf)Garvin Park Bird Checklist116 kB

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Garvin Park


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