Year-Round Sports

Oktoberfest Bike Rider

Winter, spring, summer or fall, if you’re a sports fan, you’re sure to find a sporting event to participate in or watch in Okoboji. From bike rides to ice fishing, to tennis tournaments to winter games, many of the area’s long-standing events have evolved over time and grown with more participants, said Kiley Zankowski, director…

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Classic West Lake Loop

Bike Trail

This classic West Lake Okoboji loop ride will take you just over 18 miles around beautiful West Lake Okoboji. You can start at many points around the lake. This ride started at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji which has plenty of parking and is great launching point. You can head north or south from…

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Okoboji Couples SPRING Escape

Fireside breakfast at The Oakwood Inn

Ready to Travel?  Looking for a Spring getaway? Come see us in Okoboji!  Spring might be a slower paced time in the Iowa Great Lakes, but you’ll still find plenty to keep you as busy while having fun!  Rest & Relax Oakwood Inn Spring is a GREAT time to head to Okoboji to relax, refresh…

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Okoboji Spring Dining Guide

Ritz Salad - food

Enjoy this comprehensive Lakes Area dining guide for all things tasty and comforting! Bob’s Drive Inn  Bob’s in Milford is serving up the Bob Dog we know and love, as well as their full menu of sandwiches and sides! Don’t forget to leave room for a an ice cream cone or a malt! Hours: Daily…

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Spring Break Okoboji

Bridges Bay Resort Waterpark

Okoboji is a perfect Spring Break destination! Spring Break in Okoboji promises an unforgettable family getaway! Dive into fun at your hotel’s indoor pool and drift along the lazy river at Boji Splash Indoor Waterpark. Immerse yourself in local history at various museums and the Dickinson County Nature Center. Unleash your artistic side at the…

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An hour or two to spare? Okoboji: Eat, Play, Shop!

nature center play

Whether you are in town for a music competition or sports tournament you may find yourself with an hour or two to pass so here are some suggestions of where to EAT, PLAY, and SHOP!  Why not make a weekend out of it and book a night or two in one of our many great…

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Furry Friends Welcome in Okoboji!

okoboji dog

Want to bring your furry best friend on vacation to Okoboji with you, but you don’t know what places are pet-friendly? We’re here to help! Whether you’re looking for lodging or dining options, we’ll find options that will give you and your pet(s) the best Okoboji experience!   Pet-friendly Lodging Looking for a place to…

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Okoboji: All Things New

minnie queen

Berkley Bedell State Pier in Arnolds Park, Iowa The most asked question every spring in Okoboji is, “So what is new this year?”  There is so much to talk about this year! So let’s jump right in! New This Season Attractions & Events The Dickinson County Trail system continues to expanded in the Iowa Great…

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Year Round Adventures in Okoboji

Aerial Yoga

Join us throughout the year as we experience a few of the adventures that make Okoboji so special! Okoboji Gold Disc Golf Course!  Read more about disc golfing in Okoboji … Kettleson Hogsback Wildlife Management Area!  Read more about Kettleson Hogsback… Iowa Great Lake Maritime Museum!  Read more about the Maritime Museum … The Throwing Post!…

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Rainy Day in Okoboji: WHAT TO DO

Bridges Bay Resort Waterpark

The weather may not always be bright and sunny, but no worries! We have the perfect plan for an unexpected rainy day to keep you busy while having fun exploring Okoboji! Museums The personality of Okoboji has been shaped by its significant history. Our local museums can help take you on a trip through time…

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Virtual Okoboji Visit

spring lake okoboji

If you can’t join us in person, join us virtually!  View the YouTube video below on your computer, tablet, smart tv or phone & spend the next hour with us in Okoboji. Virtually visit the Dickinson County Nature Center! Virtually visit the Pearson Lakes Art Center! Virtually Tour the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Museum…

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Bike Okoboji

Bike Trail

With miles of new trail and fresh asphalt overlays on existing tails, NOW is a great time to bike in Okoboji! The Iowa Great Lakes has 70 plus miles of dedicated paved trails and bike friendly streets which equals numerous routes and rides for all ages and ability levels. The “spine” of the trail system…

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