West Lake Okoboji voted 3rd best recreational lake in the country

A northwest Iowa tourist attraction is drawing accolades from USA Today’s readers. Those readers voted West Lake Okoboji as the third best recreational lake in the country. Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri came out on top, followed by Big Bear Lake in California. West Lake Okoboji even beat out Lake Tahoe and Lake Michigan, … Read more

Celebrating success of fish barrier

Iowa Great lakes Association’s Bill Van Orsdel & Phil Petersen present an example of the Big Head Carp to Mike Hawkins – DNR Spirit Lake Biologist – commemorating the successful installation of the Lower Gar $1,000,000 Electric Fish Barrier which has prevented any further infestation of the Asian Carp including the Jumping Carp. There have … Read more