4th of July: Family Fun and Traditions The 4th of July holiday in Okoboji and the Iowa Great Lakes always seems full of family traditions and fun. Which makes sense, as our beautiful lakes and beaches set the stage for many family friendly activities and events. Many families will spend this weekend doing a number…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.