Summer

The Ideal Family Vacation Destination!

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Family Time

With three mini golf courses, art classes, children's theatre, beaches, sailing, a splash pad, and of course Arnolds Park Amusement Park, there are plenty of things to do while enjoying quality time with your family!

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!

Live Music

Excellent live entertainment can be found around every corner in Okoboji!  Where else can you find live theatre six nights a week, live children's theatre throughout the summer, and live music overlooking and Okoboji sunset?  Join us at the many unique live music venues throughout the Iowa Great Lakes!

With the opens in a new windowQueen II, opens in a new windowOkoboji Boat Works Fleet, 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.

Fireworks over Okoboij Lake

Fireworks

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!

Okoboji Bike Trail

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Navigate the Trails.  While the area boast well over 60 miles of dedicated trails, the "spine" is a 14 mile, ten-foot wide, hard surface trail that accommodates two-way recreational traffic.  Great hiking trails can be found at Horseshoe Bend, Gull Point, and Kettleson Hogsback.

A Summer Full of Fun!

Okoboji has been the ideal destination for family vacations for generations.  Visitors of all ages are drawn to the sparkling blue lakes, the sun, the fun and the warm hospitality.

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.