Big Spirit Lake

Iowa

3Listings$585K-$1.4M$2.8MTotal Value
Big Spirit Lake, Iowa

Big Spirit Lake real estate is one of the top markets for lake homes and land for sale in Iowa.

Typically you can find 20 to 30 land lots and lake homes for sale on Big spirit Lake.

Big spirit Lake homes for sale can range anywhere from $80,000 to $2 million, creating a total market value of more than $12 million.

  • 16Mi. of Shoreline
  • 17Avg. Depth
  • 24Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
    National Park (Some)
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    5,684
Marinas
(712) 336-3327
11959 240th Ave
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Golf Courses
(712) 336-4768
2159 IA-9
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Private
Campgrounds
(712) 337-3211
24490 100th St
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
  • Counties: Dickinson County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass
  • Sailing clubs: Okoboji Yacht Club
  • History: Named by the Dakota Native Americans who believed the lake was guarded by evil spirits.
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (No).
  • Dock restrictions (No).
Hospitals
(712) 336-1230
2301 US-71
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Airports
Sioux Gateway Airport
2403 Aviation Blvd, Sioux City, IA 51111
123 miles away
Fuller Airport
1905 N Ave, Milford, IA 51351
12 miles away
About Big Spirit Lake
Largest Natural Lake in Iowa

Big Spirit Lake (also known as Spirit Lake) covers nearly 5,700 acres of surface area, with 16 miles of partially developed shoreline that features endless breathtaking views.

The lake reaches depths of up to 24 feet, this lake is accepted as the largest natural lake in the state of Iowa.

Great Location and History

Spirit Lake is located in Dickinson County and is surrounded by the cities of Orleans, Milford and Spencer. The lake is only 15 miles from I-90 and a short 40-minute drive to Spencer.

Spirit Lake was named by the Dakota Native Americans, who believed the lake was guarded with spirits. When the Native Americans initially named the lake, it was called "Minnewaukon" and was also called "Lac D'espirit" by French explorers, both meaning "Lake of Spirits."

Endless Fun

This all-sports lake offers many amenities, including boating, fishing, swimming, and many water sports. When you're not on the water, you can take to one of the many wildlife management areas and enjoy what nature offers.

Investing in Memories

When investing in real estate on Spirit Lake, you are gaining property and a lifestyle, and a lifetime of memories. It's time to make that lake living dream a reality, and Big Spirit Lake is where it starts.