Check These 8 Gorgeous Lakes Off Of Your Iowa Adventure Bucket List

Even though Iowa is a landlocked state, it’s rare for Hawkeyes to spend more than a few weeks without heading to a lake or river. The best lakes in Iowa offer scenery, recreation, fishing, and plenty of opportunities to get in touch with the wild nature of the Hawkeye State.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

What do you think of the best lakes in Iowa? Are there any you think we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments below!

Address: West Okoboji Lake, Iowa, USA
Address: Lake McBride, Big Grove, IA 52333, USA
Address: Rathbun Lake, Iowa, USA
Address: Lake Red Rock, Iowa, USA
Address: Saylorville Lake, Iowa, USA
Address: Lake Sugema, Des Moines, IA 52565, USA
Address: Black Hawk Lake, Iowa 51450, USA
Address: Lake Darling, Clay, IA 52540, USA