Iowa Great Lakes

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Dickinson County

A group of natural lakes in northwestern Iowa in the United States. The three principal lakes of the group are Big Spirit Lake, West Okoboji Lake,[1] and East Okoboji Lake.[2][3] They are the largest natural lakes in the state of Iowa. The largest, Spirit Lake, is 5,684 acres (2,300 ha).[4]The lake area extends to the north into Jackson County, Minnesota. The headwaters of Little Sioux River flow past the west side of the lake area.[3]

The area is often referred to simply as Okoboji.[5]

The towns of Spirit Lake and Milford are within the lake area.[3]

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Coordinates: 43°23′09″N 95°06′28″W / 43.38583°N 95.10778°W / 43.38583; -95.10778