Addressing goose droppings on our chain of lakes

One of our members sent us her concerns this month about goose droppings and their effects on our chain of lakes. We deferred the question to the Iowa DNR, and they have sent us this response: Response by MARK GULICK NW District Wildlife Supervisor Thank you for your inquiry regarding the health and other issues associated … Read more

Milford Pioneer Days & Wood Boat Show

It was another busy weekend in the Iowa Great Lakes area with Milford’s Pioneer Days and the annual Wooden Boat Show on tap. Milford Pioneer Days This weekend, Milford hosted Pioneer Days and showcased their community for the weekend. On Friday, they celebrated families and children with countless activities for kids: inflatables, kid’s water fights, … Read more

Trails Fundraiser, Homecoming, RAGBRAI

It was a very busy weekend in Okoboji with the Dickinson County Trails Fundraiser, University of Okoboji Homecoming weekend and RAGBRAI coming through. Summer of Love Bikefest Trails Fundraiser Party People from all over the Iowa Great Lakes region dusted off their hippie beads and bell bottoms for the Summer of Love Bikefest! This Trails … Read more

Fourth of July Weekend 2014

Lots of fun at the Iowa Great Lakes area this July 4th Weekend! Even the rain during the fireworks on West Lake Okoboji didn’t deter from the fun! Concerts, swimming, boating, flea markets, and so much more! See our Facebook album at

Officials Closely Monitoring For Form Of Algae That Could Be Potentially Toxic

All The Lake Protective Associations are working with the DNR, the Iowa Legislature and Governor Branstad who have appropriated $1,000,000,000 to clean up the Center Lakes blue-green algae, that can be toxic in some situations. The article below is courtesy of Explore Okoboji. Click here for their version with sound clips. Mon 6-30-2014 (Wahpeton)– Officials say a … Read more

University of Okoboji Cycling Classic Campus Ride

On Saturday, June 28, hundreds of cyclists started at Florence Park in Milford for 25-, 50-. and 100-mile bike rides around the Iowa Great Lakes Area. The weather held off and young and old alike enjoyed biking around the beauty of the Lakes! See our Facebook album at

Spirit Lake Cruise-In

On Saturday, June 28, the downtown area of Spirit Lake transformed into the olden days with hundreds of old and a few newer cars. Hundreds of people were milling around like days of old, enjoying conversation, the old cars, and yummy food. Thankfully the weather held out and the worries of rain stayed away! See … Read more