Okoboji: Iowa’s Best Kept Winter Secret

Top 5 Winter Activities

Lakes Area Hockey

Ice Fun

Lace up your skates and hit the ice (indoors) on open skate night at opens in a new windowLakes Ice Arena. Bundle up and enjoy some photo-worthy moments ice skating outdoors on Smith's Bay next to the Fish House.

Ice Fishing at sunset

Look out across the lake each winter and you'll see a village of fishing huts. Get out on the ice and see why so many people flock to Okoboji to ice fish each winter with your own equipment, hire a local guide, or stop by the Okoboji Boat Works Fish House to drop a line and reel in a big one.

Interiors Open House

Holiday Spirit

Find fantastic holiday opens in a new windowshopping for all your gift-giving needs, and don't miss Santa's Village on Hill Ave. in Spirit Lake or the Milford Holiday Fantasy - magical experiences for the whole family!

snow mobile

Dickinson County boasts hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails throughout the winter giving you the perfect excuse to get out and ride! You'll also want to check out the annual Okoboji Vintage Ice Drags in early February.

Winter games sled

Endless opportunities for fun bringing family and friends together each January for an unforgettable weekend!

sledding hill

Insider Tip

The Horseshoe Bend Sledding Hill is a family favorite in snowy winters! Tubes are available at the hill. Check opens in a new for updates and hours all winter.

Winter is Awesome in Okoboji

Bundle up and get ready to have a fun winter getaway!  Snowmobiling. Ice Fishing. Cross Country Skiing. Ice Skating, Tubing & Sledding. Snow-Shoe Hiking.  Dining.  Shopping. Exploring and so much more.  That doesn't even include fun events like the University of Okoboji Winter Games or opens in a new windowOkoboji Vintage Snowmobile Ice Drags opens in a new windowClick here for all of our events, and we can't wait to see you this winter in Okoboji!