THINK: Okoboji 4th of July

Preservation Plaza

Okoboji has a great 4th of July celebration with music, fireworks, food, family, friends, and fun in the sun!  The fun starts now, so don’t wait another second to book YOUR Okoboji getaway. ** Helpful Tip:  Every event, attraction, restaurant, hotel, and other listing on VacationOkbooji.com has an “add to calendar” button.  Click that to Read More »

Fireworks!

Watching fireworks over the the lake with family is a tradition in the Iowa Great Lakes Area!  Whether you watch from the shores of the lake or in a boat, there is something magical about seeing the reflection of the colors in the rippling water.  There is no shortage of opportunities to watch a spectacular Read More »

Kid-friendly Okoboji Vacation Guide

Music at the park

If you’re looking for a family-friendly summer vacation, this will be your last stop. Not just for this year’s vacation planning, but for every year after. Okoboji offers something for the entire family Monday – Sunday. And we mean it! (Who doesn’t love lake life?) And next year when you’re making the drive, we guarantee Read More »

Selfie Spots

Selfie Spot in front of the Queen

Look for our new “Selfie Spots” around Okoboji! So many photo ops; so little time.  From lakeside trails to coffee shop stops, Okoboji is full of selfie-worthy experiences! #YouMeOkoboji

Okoboji: All Things New

Arnolds park Promenade

The most asked question every spring in Okoboji is, “So what is new this year?”  This year the list is almost a mile long!  So let’s jump right in! Arnolds Park Roof Garden Two things you will notice right away upon driving into Arnold’s Park are the Roof Garden and the Arnolds Park Promenade.  The Read More »

DNR efforts net success for anglers

mike holding a walleye

Gill netting, stocking sustain walleye fisheries statewide by Greg Drees When an angler catches a walleye in the Iowa Great Lakes, it’s a safe bet that fish’s life began at the Spirit Lake Fish Hatchery. Surprised? Most folks who reel in one of Iowa’s most sought after game fish are, but the fact is that Read More »