to the lake

The best way to spend a vacay day!

With the  opens in a new windowOkoboji Boat Works Fleet, including the Fish Shack, opens in a new windowQueen II,and several of the country's top marinas, it's easy to get on the water in a public cruise, a boat of your own, or a rental. You could even rent a paddle board or kayak! If you are more of a land dweller, there are many great beach options to enjoy a lake day.

Live Music

Great live entertainment can be found around every corner in Okoboji!  See your favorite bands perform on the water, at outdoor amphitheaters overlooking the lake, and in intimate venues.   Join us at the many unique live music venues throughout the Iowa Great Lakes!

Yoga in Okoboji

Whether it is pickleball, sailing, biking, hiking, disc golf, beach volleyball, kayaking, paddle boarding or yoga, summer is an amazing time to enjoy outdoor adventures in Okoboji!  Participate for fun or register for one of the many tournaments or competitions!

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Foodie Paradise

It's impossible to pick a favorite from the locally-owned restaurants serving delicious food with a great view!  From wood-fired pizzas to fish tacos, and pineapple cocktails, one thing in certain, you'll feel on vacay in the Okoboji-causal atmosphere at the lake!

Fireworks over Okoboij Lake


Enjoy a fireworks display over West Lake Okoboji every Saturday mid-June through August. You'll also find fireworks on special days over Big Spirit, East Lake and Silver Lake in Lake Park!

 Boating in the sunshine, swimming and water sports galore. Okoboji summers are only getting bigger and better. 

A Summer Full of Fun!

Okoboji has been the ideal destination an escap to the lake!  Plan a getaway filled with sun, sand and sparkling blue water worthy of your precious vacation days. See you on the Okoboji shore this summer! #youmeokoboji

There are endless activities for your leisure time.  Available water sports include boating, fishing, swimming, sailing, water skiing, wake boarding, wake surfing, and parasailing.  Land-based summer activities include an amusement park, golf courses, go-cart track, mini-golf, disc-golf, tennis and 60+ miles of paved surfaces trails for biking, jogging, walking and enjoying nature.  There are many lush public parks for picnics and camping.

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