Iowa Great Lakes

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Iowa Great Lakes
Iowa Great Lakes is located in Iowa
Iowa Great Lakes
Iowa Great Lakes
Coordinates43°23′09″N 95°06′28″W / 43.38583°N 95.10778°W / 43.38583; -95.10778
The Iowa Great Lakes region, showing Spirit Lake (top), West Okoboji Lake (left)

The Iowa Great Lakes, often referred to as Okoboji,[1] is a group of natural lakes in northwestern Iowa in the United States. The three principal lakes of the group are Big Spirit Lake,[2] West Okoboji Lake,[3] and East Okoboji Lake.[4][5] They are the largest natural lakes in the state of Iowa. The largest, Spirit Lake, is 5,684 acres (2,300 ha).[1] 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.[5]

The towns of Spirit Lake and Milford are within the lake area.[5]

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