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.


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Okoboji Summer Theatre presents "Barefoot in the Park"

June 30, 2015 / July 5, 2015
Okoboji Summer Theatre 712-332-7773 PERFORMING ARTS & THEATER

By Neil Simon

[Comedy, PG]

June 30-July 5

Endless laughter courtesy of Broadway’s greatest comic writer.
Neil Simon’s classic comedy will leave you howling! Two newlyweds, a straight-arrow lawyer and his free-spirited bride, have moved into their new apartment where everything that can go wrong does. After dealing with five flights of stairs, a leaky skylight and a meddling mother-in-law, the couple learns that adjusting to married life isn’t so easy. The New York Daily News says, "… I don’t think anybody stopped laughing while the curtain was up."

Y-Kids Summer Adventure Club-Okoboji YMCA

June 30, 2015 / July 3, 2015
Bedell Family YMCA (712) 336-9622 YOUTH & FAMILY EVENTS

Ages 4-12. Fun and Games.

Okoboji Summer Site Information: Milford Elementary School & Bedell Family YMCA

Spirit Lake Summer Site Information: Bedell Family YMCA Character Center

For more information visit http://okobojiymca.com

Lakeside Treasure Hike!- Lakeside Lab

June 30, 2015 / October 31, 2015
12:00 AM
Lakeside Laboratory (712) 337-3669 OUTDOOR EVENTS & RECREATION

This self-guided nature exploration and tour of Lakeside grounds is perfect for children, families, and "kids at heart" of any age. Pick up a treasure map at Lakeside entrance and go exploring for hidden clues and secret messages.

For more information visit www.lakesidelab.com.

Yoga on West Lake-Yoga Okoboji

June 30, 2015
07:00 AM
Arnolds Park Green Space (712) 336-9642 OUTDOOR EVENTS & RECREATION

Green Space at Arnolds Park

Coffee and Grounds-Lakeside Lab

June 30, 2015
08:30 AM
Lakeside Laboratory (712) 337-3669

Work hard and learn about native ecosystems while restoring prairie and oak savanna at Lakeside. Then relax and make friends over coffee and rolls. Meet at the Waitt Lab during snow-free months.

For more information visit www.lakesidelab.com.

Okoboji – Your Perfect Father’s Day Weekend

Okoboji – Your perfect Father’s Day Weekend Every year when Father’s Day Weekend rolls around I can’t help but find myself thinking, “Okoboji is the PERFECT place to spend Father’s Day!” Between the lakes and the golf, the trails system and the live entertainment, we have something to offer every dad, no matter where his…



Information and Registration Form for the Sept. 11-13 University of Okoboji Couples Golf Tournament  |  PDF