West Okoboji Lake

Iowa

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West Okoboji Lake, Iowa

The West Okoboji Lake real estate market is the second largest marketplace for lake property in Iowa.

Typically there are around 40 to 50 land lots and homes for sale on West Okoboji Lake.

West Okoboji Lake homes for sale can range anywhere from $94,000 to $3 million, creating a total market value of more than $41 million.

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  • 20Mi. of Shoreline
  • 38Avg. Depth
  • 136Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    3,847
  • Water Level
    Full Pool Year Round
Marinas
(712) 332-9904
1401 Lake Shore Dr
Okoboji, IA 51355
Golf Courses
(712) 332-5011
1201 Brooks Park Dr
Okoboji, IA 51355
Private
(712) 332-7100
808 U.S. Highway 71 South
Arnolds Park, IA 51331
Private
(712) 336-6352
Great Lakes Spine Trail
Okoboji, IA 51355
(712) 337-3372
1665 IA-86
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Private
Campgrounds
(712) 332-2341
84 Dewey St
Arnolds Park, IA 51331
(712) 336-2925
3200 US-71
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
(712) 332-2341
7 Bascom St
Arnolds Park, IA 51331
White Oaks Campground
1508 4th St
Milford, IA 51351
  • Counties: Dickinson County
  • Fish: Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge Pike, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, White Bass
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Sailing clubs: Okoboji Yacht Club
  • Interesting facts: West Okoboji Lake Iowa's most popular lake.
  • Known for: West Okoboji Lake is known for being Iowa's deepest natural lake.
  • History: West Okoboji Lake is a remnant of the most recent ice age over 13,000 years ago.
  • Landmarks: Kettleson Hogsback Wildlife AreaCaylor Prairie State Preserve.
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Dock restrictions (Yes). -- Must have a permit (See Dock-Permits)
Hospitals
(712) 336-1230
2301 US-71
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Airports
Spencer Municipal Airport
1957 330th St, Spencer, IA 51301
19 miles away
Fuller Airport-4D8
1905 N Ave, Milford, IA 51351
5 miles away
About West Okoboji Lake
Just Below the Minnesota-Iowa State Border

West Okoboji Lake is located in the northwest region of Iowa in Dickinson County. It is 0.1 miles from Okoboji and just minutes from I-90.

The lake is known for its beautiful, blue waters and covers 3,847 acres with 20 miles of shoreline. West Okoboji Lake reaches maximum depths of 136 feet, and its average depth is 38 feet.

West Okoboji Lake is a part of the "Iowa Great Lakes," a collection of several large lakes near the state border. West Okoboji Lake is connected to its neighbor, East Okoboji Lake, via a narrow channel.

Activities on West Okoboji Lake

Popular activities on West Okoboji Lake include fishing, boating, swimming, jet-skiing, snorkeling, hiking, and shopping.

West Okoboji Lake is a fishing hotspot and is especially well-known for its population of smallmouth bass. Other fish that the lake contains are yellow perch, bluegill, walleye, northern pike, muskie, crappie, white bass, and black bass. More competitive anglers are in luck because West Okoboji Lake has set records for smallmouth bass, white bass, short nose gar, tiger muskie, and northern pike.

Brooks Golf Course is near the intersection of East and West Okoboji Lake. This course is larger, with 27 holes on a smooth, picturesque green. It also has an excellent overview of both West and East Okoboji Lake.

Fun on the Iowa Great Lakes

Because of the high density of lakes near West Okoboji Lake, there is a plethora of restaurants, entertainment, local businesses, and convenience stores.

Have fun at the Arnolds Park Amusement Park and Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum. Lovers of the arts and music can see shows at the Lakes Area Community Theater, the Lakes Art Center, Route 86 Music and Indoor Golf, and the local children's theater.

Live on Iowa's Great Lakes

Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or a vacation rental, West Okoboji Lake is an excellent choice.