The main attractions of the Okoboji area are the glacier-carved lakes. This beautiful chain of lakes extends from the Minnesota border southwest several miles and covers about fifteen thousand acres. The Iowa Great Lakes include Iowa’s largest natural lake, Spirit Lake and five interconnected lakes: West Okoboji, East Okoboji, Upper Gar, Lower Gar and Minnewashta. Spring-fed West Lake Okoboji is a beautiful shade of blue and 134' deep. It is the centerpiece of the five chain lakes, and the surrounding communities provide the backdrop for Okoboji’s year around playground. Activities For All There are endless activities for your leisure time. Active water sports include boating, fishing, swimming, sailing, water-skiing, parasailing, canoeing, kayaking and maneuvering on personal watercraft. For those more inclined to enjoy land-based summer activities, try the area’s two amusement parks, water park, seven golf courses, go-cart race tracks, mini-golf, tennis and over 14.5 miles of well-surfaced trails which can be used for biking, jogging, rollerblading, walking and just plain enjoying nature. You’ll love the lush public parks which are cozy spots for picnics, camping and walking.

The summer-stock playhouse, movie theaters, art galleries and live music provide quality diversions from the activities outdoors. Shops range from clothing to books, antiques and linens, running the gamut from the posh to the practical. You won’t be able to leave the area without sampling a few of Okoboji’s wide array of restaurants—something to tempt every palate. For those who love the winter months, the lakes provide a wonderful spot for ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling and hunting. Watch Okoboji come alive during the University of Okoboji Winter Games. You won’t want to miss watching the fireworks... on the ice. Your Choice of Accommodations The lakes region boasts a variety of accommodations, from full-service resorts and comfortable inns, to cottages and quiet campgrounds. Not only an excellent vacation destination year around, Okoboji is ideal for conventions, corporate retreats, business travelers and tour groups. The combination of the lakes’ facilities, activities and congeniality lure visitors back again and again, making Okoboji a treasured tradition. Enjoy your stay at Okoboji!

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