A Summer at Lake Okoboji As a college student on my first internship with the Okoboji Tourism Committee, I left the vast wheat fields of Kansas behind making the nine-hour drive to Lake Okoboji to begin an extraordinary summer in this busy resort town. From planned activities like concerts in the park, visiting local restaurants,…Details
THE IOWA GREAT LAKES
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 approximately 15,000 acres.
The Iowa Great Lakes include Iowa’s largest natural lake, Spirit Lake and five interconnect lakes: West Okoboji, East Okoboji, Upper Gar, Lower Gar, and Minnewashta. Spring-fed West Lake Okoboji is a beautiful shade of blue and 134 feet deep. It is the centerpiece of the five chain lakes, and the surrounding communities provide the backdrop for Okoboji’s year-round playground.