The Clearest Lake In Iowa Is Almost Too Beautiful To Be Real

When Iowans think of a lakeside getaway, our minds tend to go to Spirit Lake and Okoboji, where we’ve been vacationing for decades. There’s a little hidden gem between Arnold’s Park and Mason City where lake-loving Iowans can swim, fish, and boat along one of Iowa’s most gorgeous lakes — Five Island Lake!

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You can find Five Island Lake just north of Emmetsburg, Iowa. There are parks, a golf course, trails, and of course, the Kearny Campground! This charming spot is one of Iowa’s best-kept secrets, so be sure to visit this summer!

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