Little Spirit Lake


Little Spirit Lake, Iowa

Little Spirit Lake real estate is regarded as a limited supply of real estate in Iowa.

Typically there are less than 10 land lots and homes for sale on Little Spirit Lake.

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  • 10Mi. of Shoreline
  • 6Avg. Depth
  • 10Deepest Depth
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
Golf Courses
(712) 336-4768
2159 IA-9
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
  • Counties: Dickinson County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Brown Trout, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, Walleye, White Bass
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
(712) 336-1230
2301 US-71
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Sioux Falls Regional Airport
2801 N Jaycee Ln, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
91 miles away
Fuller Airport
1905 N Ave, Milford, IA 51351
16 miles away
About Little Spirit Lake
Splitting the Iowa-Minnesota Border

Little Spirit Lake splits the Iowa-Minnesota State Border but is still considered part of Iowa’s “Great Lakes.”

Located just 15 miles from I-90, commuting to the lake or the city will be a breeze. The town of Spirit Lake includes small-town grocery stores, restaurants, repair shops, and more.

The Sioux Falls Regional Airport and Sanford USD Hospital are approximately 100 miles away.

A Natural Body of Water

Little Spirit Lake spans 624 acres with 10 miles of shoreline. It is neighbored by Big Spirit Lake, which is 5,700 acres. Big Spirit Lake catches all of the boating traffic, leaving Little Spirit Lake to serenity.

The Dakota Native Americans believed the lake was guarded with spirits. It was originally called "Minnewaukon" and then the French named it "Lac D'esprit," both meaning "Lake of Spirits."

A Lake Lover’s Dream

With an average depth of eight feet, Little Spirit Lake is perfect for kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, and fishing. It holds a variety of fish, including bass, trout, and bluegill.

Loons, cranes, pelicans, turtles, and geese are just part of the wildlife you will spot around the lake.

Big Spirit Lake is popular for boating, sailing, water skiing, jet skiing, and tubing. Either lake is a promising location for ice fishing.

Nearby Attractions

The Iowa Great Lakes Spine Trail winds past the lakes and is a hit among joggers, bikers, and cross-country skiers.

Arnolds Amusement Park is a family-friendly location featuring thrill rides, kids rides, games, dining, shopping, boat tours, beach access, and more.

Beautiful and Convenient

At Little Spirit Lake, you get spacious waters and scenic views while having the convenience of Iowa’s Great Lakes and the surrounding amenities.