Iowa Great Lakes Area & Surrounding Lakes

Lakefront property on Spirit LakeOf the 99 counties in the state of Iowa, Dickinson County has the largest percentage of undeveloped and protected land, which include wetlands, sloughs, woodlands and, of course, lakes. In addition to the previously mentioned waterways, the Iowa Great Lakes Area encompasses numerous lakes of all shapes and sizes. Five of the more recognized bodies are Upper Gar, Lower Gar, Center, Minnewashta and Little Spirit lakes.

Center Lake is a small lake with calm waters, perfect for residents looking to fish, wakeboard and ski. Most residential properties can be found along the eastern shoreline of Center Lake, The majority of the western side is protected tracts maintained by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

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Upper Gar, Lower Gar and Minnewashta lakes provide a "pass thru" to East Okoboji and West Okoboji lakes. For many residents, boats are easier to get in and out of the smaller lakes so they can still access amenities without being in the middle of the bustle on both Okoboji lakes.

little spirit lakeEvery lakeshore blends development with preserved environments. Upper Gar and Lower Gar have homes along one shore but undeveloped shoreline across on the other shore. Most of Minnewashta Lake is surrounded by homes on spacious lots, but the county’s extensive trail system provides a recreational outlet for walking or biking through the native landscape on the eastern shore.

Little Spirit Lake, which is located northwest of Big Spirit Lake at the Minnesota border, is surrounded by a few homes tucked in the surrounding woodlands. The long but shallow lake is rural for the most part, and attracts many seasonal residents and fishermen.

iowa great lakes sceneryNo matter what kind of lake living you prefer, Hoien Realty can provide you with a special insight into why residents choose the Iowa Great Lakes Area and what gives each lake its unique and individual character.



Iowa Great Lakes Area Homes for Sale

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