Attractions August 12, 2020
This One Beautiful Iowa Lake Has A Beach That Rivals The Coast
Iowa’s Great Lakes region is packed with attractions, including Iowa’s largest natural lake — Spirit Lake — and the connecting Okoboji Lakes. West Okoboji Lake is one of the best summertime destinations in the state, and the attractions and beach rival any coastal resort town around.
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West Okoboji Lake — often just called Lake Okoboji — is the most famous of the Iowa Great Lakes and offers a ton of things to do!
Enjoy time spent in or out of the water when you plan a trip to this gorgeous region of the Hawkeye State.
The public beach on the northern end of the town of Arnold's Park is a big, sprawling spot where you can stretch out on the sand.
It's the perfect place to build a sandcastle or wade in the warm lake water.
Kids will have plenty of room to run around, splash, and play!
There are a few beaches in town, but the public beach is always well maintained and worth a visit.
The historic Arnold's Park Amusement Park has been on the shoreline of Lake Okoboji for decades.
It rivals any other beachside amusement park around!
The park's roller coasters and thrill rides are perfect for adventure seekers!
There are plenty of milder attractions, too, for kids and families to enjoy.
To spend a day on the water, pick up a rental from Boat Okoboji.
You can try a paddleboat, kayak, or canoe!
Stand Up Paddleboarding is easy on the quiet lake.
Bring your own or rent from Boat Okoboji — they're happy to get you going in this fun sport.
If you want to get up high above the lake, Extreme Watersports can certainly help!
Not only do they offer parasailing but you can rent aqua jets that help propel you above the water!
Spend time on Lake Okoboji this summer and you'll fall in love with our own little seaside resort tucked away in the landlocked state of Iowa.
You can learn more about planning your
Okoboji Vacation here. Address: Arnolds Park, IA, USA Address: West Okoboji Lake, Iowa, USA