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watershed and lake management.  conservation.  recreation.

Lost Lake Beaches and Campground
Beaches and Campground are Closed for the Season
(As of 9/19/2022)
The Next RCD Board Meeting will be held on
Thursday, April 13th
at 6:00PM.
Lost Lake RCD Calendar

Want to know the upcoming dates of RCD meetings and events, Lake Court Center rentals, and key community activities?


Lost Lake RCD Calendar of Events

Current News

Lost Lake RCD & LLUD Celebrate Former Employees

On the Sunday afternoon of February 26, 2023, the Community came together to celebrate two ladies who devoted years of service to Lost Lake. The Lake Court Center was full of hugs, handshakes, congratulations, smiles and laughter, and of course cupcakes as the Community wished the best to Becky Miller and Susan Steffens.

Becky Miller served as Office Manager for Lost Lake River Conservancy District for 21 years, and Susan Steffens served as Office Manager for Lost Lake Utility District for 16 years.


Each Board of Directors presented Becky and Susan a beautiful award noting their service to the community. We are thankful for their long-term commitment to Lost Lake, and we wish them the very best on their future endeavors.

Two Lost Lake Entities Combine Offices:

Lost Lake Utility District has relocated their office to the Lake Court Center. The LLUD office has combined with the Lost Lake RCD office. One space to do business for both entities. The new LLUD address is 406 Lake Court, Dixon, IL 61021.

RCD Newsletter Article:

See the latest RCD Newsletter Article HERE.

Recycling Opportunities:

Save your Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House.

Save your Plastic Lids for A Bench for Caps projects.

Please bring these recycled items to the RCD office.

Hydraulic Dredging and Silt Basin Construction

Over the years, silt and sediment has built up on the lakebed which reduces the depth of the waterways making boating more difficult, spurs algae growth and aquatic weed infestations, and leads to poor conditions for fish. Without thoughtful action now, our beloved Lost Lake will eventually become silted in. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Lake Dredging Update

The Illinois EPA has approved our second round of silt testing, which means that we can move ahead with our hydraulic dredge project. Scott Brown from Wendler Engineering and Joe Rush, our aquatic management consultant are currently working on a bid spec that should be completed in January. Once a contractor is secured, we will have a more definitive timeline for completion. We will continue to provide updates as this highly anticipated project progresses.


Controlled Burn

The Nachusa Grasslands' Orland Track, located north of the creek near the dam and north of the RCD property, is planning a controlled burn in February of 2023. A notice will be sent out to the community prior to the burn.

Fish Stocking

The RCD stocked the following fish recently:

Walleye: 6”— 8”/300

Smallmouth Bass: 5”— 8”/400

Muskie: 10”— 12”/30


Never Miss Important News From The RCD

Monthly RCD meetings are
held on the 2nd Thursday
of each month at 6 PM at
404 Lake Court, Dixon, IL unless otherwise posted.
Office Hours:
Mondays and Fridays,
9AM – 5PM

2023 Fishing Creel Regulations
Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) laws and regulations are in force while fishing Lost Lake. CLICK HERE to view/download current IDNR laws and regulations (76 pages).

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