West Okoboji Lake Travel Guide
Lake Okoboji © Iowa Tourism Office
The best-known area in the Iowa Great Lakes region, West Okoboji Lake is known for its clear blue waters. A popular weekend getaway destination in the Midwest, the lake offers aquatic activities like fishing, waterskiing, boating, and swimming. Onshore diversions include golf, tennis and hiking. The area also offers winter activities like ice fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.
West Okoboji Lake is home to several cities, including Arnolds Park, Okoboji, West Okoboji, and Wahpeton, which ring its shore. These towns offer accommodation, shops and restaurants for holidaymakers, with a relaxing small-town feel. Amusement parks like Ranch Okoboji, Treasure Village, and Arnolds Park Amusement Park provide entertainment for kids in West Okoboji Lake, while natural parks like Dickinson County Recreational Trails and Horseshoe Bend County Wildlife Preserve have excellent picnic areas and hiking trails.