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East Okoboji Lake, IA

Popular for vacations and weekend outings, East Okoboji Lake, is also a very popular fishing destination. This 1,800-acre lake is located in northwest Iowa, at Okoboji. This fertile fishery is outlined by nearly 17 miles of shoreline.

East Okoboji Beach at Elinor Bedell State Park offers access for fishing from the bank. Walleye, bass, crappie and musky garner a lot of attention from fishing enthusiasts. Other anglers enjoy fishing for catfish, bluegill, yellow bass, white bass, perch and northern pike. Ice fishing for perch, crappie and walleye is often very productive in winter. A marina, rental boats, three boat ramps, camping, bait, restaurants and stores are all at, or nearby, the lake.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Iowa

What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass, yellow bass, yellow perch, muskie and northern pike at East Okoboji Lake in Iowa.

Primary fish species residing in East Okoboji Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Most Popular Bass Lures
Most Popular Bass Lures

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass Yellow Bass Yellow Perch Muskie Northern Pike

East Okoboji Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Boat Okoboji Rental
Rentals: Pontoon boats
712 332-5627

Parks Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
712 332-9904

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Hattie Elston State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off US Highway 71, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Highway 9 Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, at the north end of the State Route 9 Bridge, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.


Mau Marine
1400 Gordon Dr
Okoboji, IA 51355
712 332-5626

Parks Marina
24457 178th St
Okoboji, IA 51355
712 332-7303

Click here for a Iowa Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Elinor Bedell State Park Campground - 712 337-3211

Pelzer Acres Camping by the Narrows - 712 330-8361

Ranch RV Park - 319 332-2159

Cedar Ridge Campground - 712 470-2848

Oar’s Campground - 712 470-5609

Minnewashta Campground - 712 332-2341

Fieldstone RV Park - 712 332-7631

East Okoboji Lake IA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

East Okoboji Lake
Parks Marina
24457 Stake Out Rd
Okoboji, IA 51355
712 332-7303


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