East Lake Okoboji

East Lake Okoboji, area Community

Vacation in Okoboji on beautiful East Okoboji Lake.   East Lake Okoboji begins on the north end in Spirit Lake, IA, mere feet from Big Spirit Lake.  Visitors often ask the question why Big Spirit is not part of the chain of lakes.  The reason is that because of how the lakes were formed, Big Spirit actually sits higher than East Lake, and thus if there were a "canal" dug between Big Spirit and East Lake, Big Spirit Lake would literally drain into East Lake.  East Lake covers over 1800 acres of land, has an average depth of 10 ft with maximum depth of 22 ft, far different from West Lake Okoboji.  Land on East Lake will run about $4000-$8000 a linear foot depending on location, approach to the lake, etc.  Popular areas and attractions on East Lake include Francis Sites, Arthur Heights, East Oaks Estates, Moore Lake Development, Kelly's Beach, Loch Knolls, Pioneer Beach, Bridges Bay, The Barefoot Bar, Parks Marina, Mau Marine, The Ritz, and much, much more.  East Lake is known for having fantastic fishing and on it's southern end connects to Upper Gar, and West Lake Okoboji.

The following is from Wikipedia:

History

The towns of Spirit Lake and Okoboji, founded as European-American settlements in the nineteenth century, sit along its western shore. They became notable after the Spirit Lake Massacre of 1857, when a renegade band of Sioux attacked the frontier settlements, in part for food, because they were suffering starvation during a severe winter with heavy snows. It was the last Native American attack in Iowa against settlers.

Geology

Geologically, the lake, like its neighbors, is a glacial pothole, a remnant of the most recent ice age approximately 13,000 years ago.

The lake is shallow, with an average depth of 10 ft (3 m) and a maximum depth of 22 ft (7 m). During the summer months, it is prone to stratification and to overgrowth with algae.

Fishing

The lake is a popular fishing destination in the region, especially for bullheads.

 

Get In Touch

East Lake Okoboji Homes For Sale

$1,550,000

Status: Active
17049 Lakewood Dr, Spirit Lake, IA 51360

  220570

 4

 4

  2,976


Listed by : HOIEN REALTY, MARILYN VOS

$779,900

Status: Active
15637 250th Avenue, Spirit Lake, IA 51360

  220536

 3

 4

  3,600


Listed by : LAKELAND REALTY OF IOWA, KEITH BROCKMEYER
Price Decreased

$469,900

Status: Active
290 240th Ave #269, Arnolds Park, IA 51331

  220715

 3

 2

  1,404


Listed by : HOWELL REAL ESTATE AND AUCTION, MARK HOWELL & HOWELL REAL ESTATE AND AUCTION, LARRY HOWELL

Subscribe To Our Newsletter