• 4Mi. of Shoreline
  • 17Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    National Park (Some)
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    220
  • Public Boat Ramps
    1
Campgrounds
(712) 336-2925
3200 US-71
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
  • Counties: Dickinson County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, White Crappie
  • Condos available (No)
Hospitals
(712) 336-1230
2301 US-71
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Airports
Sioux Falls Regional Airport
2801 N Jaycee Ln, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
98 miles away
Fuller Airport
1905 N Ave, Milford, IA 51351
7 miles away
About Center Lake
Ten Minutes Away

Under ten minutes away from Spirit Lake, Iowa, lies Center Lake, a natural lake between the east and west Okoboji Lakes. Coming in at 220 acres with an average depth of 12 feet, it’s the perfect lake for all kinds of lake activities.

Fish For The Day

There are many excellent opportunities for fishing on Center Lake, from fishing off the dock or off your boat. Since there are no motor restrictions, any type of boat is permitted.

The list of fish that reside here is extensive, including black bullhead, black crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, largemouth bass, northern pike, smallmouth bass, walleye, white bass, white crappie, and yellow perch.

In the Town

In the town of Spirit Lake, you’ll be able to find many helpful amenities and things to do. Lakes Regional Healthcare is only four minutes from Spirit Lake, and there's a Walmart for shopping needs.

For a day trip to a big city, drive under four hours to Des Moines, Iowa. Here, you can find the Des Moines International Airport for easy international travel, as well as other big city amenities and attractions.

Looking For Fun

Spirit Lake has many amazing recreational activities, from the Pearson’s Lake Art Center to the Okoboji Summer Theatre, and even a YMCA. Whether you want something historical at the Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum, or something active at the Boji Bay Ice Arena, Spirit Lake has it.

Excellent Location for Lake Life

Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or waterfront property, Center Lake is an excellent choice.