Campground Photos & Maps

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

2018 Spring Load Restrictions

Marshall MN 56258
Ph. (507) 532-8205
Fax (507) 532-8216 Aaron VanMoer

Lyon County is announcing that truck spring load restrictions will be starting Thursday
March 8, 2018 for all Lyon County Highways. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced the starting date of spring load
restrictions in the SOUTH FROST ZONES starting on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 12:01 a.m.  County employees are scheduled to install weight limit signs on restricted paved roads on Thursday.  Gravel county roads will not be posted as they are restricted to 5-ton axle weights during the spring load restrictions period by statute. In general, spring load restrictions on local roads (county, city and township roads) follow the
same dates as the State Trunk Highways, however any local road can be restricted at any time
during the year so long as the restricted load limit is posted. This depends on the condition of the
roads. The local road authority can keep spring restrictions on longer if they deem them
necessary.  MnDOT can keep state highways weight-restricted for a maximum of 8 consecutive weeks. The Lyon County 2018 Spring Load Restriction map can be viewed at the Lyon County website at
www.lyonco.org.  A regional map showing neighboring counties’ road postings is also available. Please contact the Lyon County Highway Department at (507) 532-8205 for further information.
Aaron VanMoer
County Engineer
Lyon County Highway Department

Become an Election Judge!

Become an Election Judge!

How do I Become an Election Judge?  Complete (Download, fill out, save) and return the Election Judge Application below.


How are the judges selected?

The governing bodies of townships and cities appoint election judges and many are always looking for qualified applicants.

Are election judges paid?
You can choose to volunteer or be paid. Wages vary by precinct. 

Who are election judges?

Election judges are responsible for the administration of election procedures in the polling place. Election judges open and close the polls on election day. They help voters who need assistance, ensure only qualified voters are permitted to vote and certify precinct election results. Sometimes election judges are hired to process absentee and/or mail ballots with the Absentee Ballot Board.

At least two election judges in each precinct must serve with a different major political party designation (except in school district and township elections not held in conjunction with a statewide election, and for student trainee election judges).  The remaining election judges in a precinct can serve without an affiliation to a major political party.

Download this file (election judge form.pdf)Election Judge Application2023 kB
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Auditor/Treasurer: E. J. Moberg
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Phone: (507) 537-6724
Fax: (507) 537-6091
Address: Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer
607 West Main Street
Marshall, MN 56258
  Auditor Services
    • Financial - Payroll
    • Current Tax Calculation
    • Settlements to School Districts, Cities and Special Districts
    • Voter Registration and Voter Tally
    • Transfer of Deeds
    • Special Assessments - Ditch and Cities
    • Transent Merchant License - application
    • Tobacco License
    • Driver's Licenses
      - Written and Driving Exams are given at the office located at 601 N. Highway 59 Telephone 537-7024 for hours and additional information.
      - For vehicle registration, tabs, automobile licensing, etc you must go to the Auto Licensing Bureau at 302 W Redwood St (507) 532-4643.
Treasurer Services
  • Current and Delinquent Real Estate Records
  • Print and mail tax statements
  • Property tax collections and payment entry
  • Compute and prove tax settlements
  • Escrow records
  • Distribute taxes to taxing entities
  • Investment Officer for county investments
  • Mortgage Registry Collections
  • Deed Tax computations and collections
  • Financial Records - banking and reconciliation of accounts
  • 1990 and 2000 Lyon County Census information
  • Maintain records of Auctioneer Certificates
District 1
Charlie Sanow
 District 2
Steve Ritter
District 3
Mark Goodenow
District 4
Rodney Stensrud
 District 5
Rick Anderson
Charlie Sanow Steve Ritter Mark Goodenow Rodney Stensrud Rick Anderson

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The county board normally meets at 9am on the first and third Tuesdays of the month in CR 1 & 2


County Board Room

County Court Administrator: Karen Bierman
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Phone: (507) 537-6734
Fax: (507) 537-6150
Address: Lyon County Court Administrator
607 West Main Street
Marshall, MN 56258
Hours: 8:30 - 4:30 (closed weekends and legal holidays)
Now Pay Your Ticket By Web or Phone
Tickets issued by the State Patrol, the Department of Natural Resources, or local law enforcement anywhere in Minnesota can now be paid via an automated phone system or online using a credit card.  The service is only available for citations that do not require a court appearance. Pay Fines Online or Pay By Phone 800-657-3611
Honorable Judge of the District Court: Leland Bush
Honorable Judge of the District Court: Michelle Dietrich
  • Family - Dissolutions, adoptions, and support matters
  • Civil - Small claims/conciliation court, civil matters, probate (wills)
  • Criminal - Felony, gross misdemeanors and misdemeanors
  • Traffic - Court appearances
  • Juvenile and Juvenile Traffic Hearings
Links: Court Forms Online
Minnesota State Law Library
Minnesota Legal Services Coalition
Minnesota House of Representatives
Minnesota Senate
Minnesota Northstar Online
Minnesota State Bar Association
US Bankruptcy Court - Minnesota
Minnesota State Court System
US Federal Court System



Human Resources


Human Resources administers the personnel policies and procedures adopted by the Lyon County Board as well as classification and compensation plans, performance planning and review programs, and maintaining personnel records for each employee. Human Resources coordinates the recruitment, selection, orientation, development, transfer, and separation of employees. Affirmative action, Civil Rights compliance, Minnesota and Federal Family and Medical Leave Act, short-term disability, HIPAA regulations compliance, and ADA compliance are also major functions of the office.  The office coordinates and administers employee benefit programs for all departments, and works closely with Lyon County Administration and the County Board. 

The County Recorder is the custodian of the land records and vital statistic records pertaining to Lyon County. It is the responsibility of this office to preserve these records in an archival quality format and assure easy and accurate access to the same. Duties are defined as:

  • Record documents relating to real property transactions in Abstract
     & Torrens Divisions
  • Collect & receipt Recording Fee and Well Disclosure Certificate Fee
  • Collect & distribute Well Disclosure Certificates
  • Maintain indexes and issue copies of all recorded documents
  • Maintain and issue copies of birth, death and marriage certificates
  • Process Marriage License Applications & issue marriages license
  • File and maintain Ordinations
  • File Notary Commissions
  • Immigration and Naturalization
  • Military Discharges
  • Genealogy research
  • UCC filing and searches
    (Uniform Commercial Code)
  • CNS filing and searches
    (Central Notification System)
  • Federal and State Tax Liens
  • Hospital and Medical Assistance Liens


Sheriff Mark Mather



Sheriff Mark Mather


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Support Administration


Sergeant Todd Roelfsema #103


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Sergeant Eric Wallen #111


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Law Enforcement Center Click Map for Directions


Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has launched a new Community Information Service designed to deliver important and timely information to residents in our area using the latest technology. This service, “Nixle”, delivers trustworthy and important neighborhood-level public safety and community event notifications instantly sent to you by cell phone text message, email and web. There is NO Spam or Advertising. Nixle is completely free (standard text message rates apply for cell phone subscribers who do not have text plans with their cell phone providers). Register now and learn more at www.nixle.com. You will have immediate access to public safety alerts that are relevant to you, important neighborhood advisories you want to know about, and other valuable community information. You decide what information you want and whether you want it sent to your cell phone, email or just simply over the web. We are excited about this opportunity and hope you find it beneficial to you!

Register at: http://local.nixle.com/lyon-county-sheriffs-office/

The Lyon County Public Works Building is located on the County Fairgrounds at 504 Fairgrounds Road Marshall, MN 56258. Click HERE for a map link

 Locator Map


Lyon County Public Works includes the following Departments:

Highway (Road and Bridge): County road and bridge maintenance, road signage, flood control structure maintenance, and snow removal from county roads.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Maintains the County E-911 system, and provide mapping services.

Planning & Zoning: Also includes county programs for feedlots, shoreland management, septic systems, ditches, and invasive weed inspections.

Environmental: Manages the regional landfill, household hazardous waste program, and coordinates recycling, water management planning, and solid waste reduction efforts.

Parks: Manages the County Park system, and County Fairgrounds

GIS Cataegory



Lyon County operates a Geographic Information System (GIS) to provide current and accurate geospatial (map) information to County departments, the general public and other entities. We seek to ensure that Lyon County residents and decision makers have access to geographic information that is complete, timely, accurate, and reliable. We promote the use of GIS and related technologies to more effectively and efficiently address problems, develop plans, and manage the natural, cultural, economic, and infrastructure resources of the county. Lyon County is implementing GIS to streamline county operations and to make County data and records available to the citizens of Lyon County. GIS Department Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and create geospatial information
  • Maintain Lyon County Parcel data
  • Rural Address assignment and E9-1-1 System maintenance
  • Maintain GIS Interactive Mapping Sites
  • Hard Copy map production
  • Platbook creation and maintenance

Lyon County Highway Department is responsible for road and bridge maintenance, plowing and grading of county roads, and other road and bridge maintenance functions.


Plans and Proposals will now be available free of charge by downloading Plan and Proposal pdf files from this website. Proposals downloaded from this website will not have the Schedule of Prices sheets or Back Sheet included. If desired, Bidder may obtain a printed copy of Plans and Proposal for the amount listed in the Notice by contacting Nancy Boogaard at the Lyon County Highway Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 507-532-8205. IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you are a Bidder who chooses to download bidding documents from this website, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to complete the information in the attached pdf file and send it to the Lyon County Highway Department. After this information is received by Lyon County, the Schedule of Prices sheets and Back Sheet will be emailed to you for bidding purposes. You will also receive any Addendums that may be issued on the Project. When submitting a sealed bid, the complete Proposal, along with the Schedule of Prices sheets and Back Sheet, must be submitted. You may contact the Lyon County Highway Department at 507-532-8205 with any questions.


Hours and Locations

Lyon County Government Center

8:00-4:30 M-F   Map

Public Works Building

8:00-4:30 M-F   Map

Law Enforcement Center

8:00-4:00 M-F   Map

Lyon County Zoning/SWCD

8:00-4:30 M-F   Map

Lyon County Landfill

6:00-4:00 M-F   Map


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