West Okoboji Lake Real Estate
West Lake Okoboji provides residents with a year-round wonderland full of countless activities and attractions. Whether it involves ice fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter, or sailing, fishing or swimming during the summer, the communities surrounding the scenic blue waters of this lake offer something for everyone to enjoy.
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West Lake Okoboji is deeper (approx. 135 feet) than other lakes in the region with numerous points and bays. These features provide the lake with almost double the shoreline of Big Spirit Lake, even though it is only two-thirds the surface area. Since the lake is spring-fed, the waters are blue and clear compared to neighboring bodies of water. This makes West Lake Okoboji popular for such activities as scuba diving and sailing regattas. The Okoboji Yacht Club is an active organization and many of its members participate in one of the several classes of sailboat races that are hosted on weekends every summer.
Along the southeastern shore of West Lake Okoboji is the city of Arnolds Park and its Historic Arnolds Park, one of the country’s longest operating amusement parks. Built in the late 1800s, residents in the present can enjoy the past with classic carnival rides, "The Legend" rollercoaster, live concerts, annual festivals and other special events. Other features along this portion of West Lake Okoboji include the Roof Garden Pavilion, a large community pier, quaint shops and diverse dining options. Arnolds Park Central Emporium is a popular shopping destination for residents who prefer to stay off the lake and enjoy diverse shopping.
Like many of its neighboring lakes, a portion of West Lake Okoboji's shores are undeveloped land with the sole purpose of preserving the area’s natural sloughs, woodlands and waterways. Gull Point State Park gives the public access for camping, picnicking, fishing and hiking. Other protected parks include Green Acres Campground, Terrace Park Public Beach and Pikes Point State Park. Iowa Lakeside Laboratory is a 147-acre campus and is located along the west shore of West Lake Okoboji that is used as a natural classroom to teach students at every age about the regions’ diverse landscape, wetlands, prairies, lakes and woodlands.
West Lake Okoboji real estate includes a combination of commercial properties, protected natural shoreline, year-round residences, seasonal homes and condominiums. Due to the lake's water clarity and additional popular features, home values along West Lake Okoboji are higher than other lakes in the region. Homeowners surrounding the lake have easy access to nearby cities, parks and other nearby lakes. Can you see yourself putting down roots along West Okoboji Lake?
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