Pikes Point State Park

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Pikes Point State Park

Iowa

(712) 337-3211

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Overview

Pikes Point State Park is situated on West Lake Okoboji and is home to one of the most popular swim beaches in the area. Pikes Point's beach also has a very popular swim platform located within the swimming area for users to sun bathe or play on.

West Okoboji and the many other lakes in the area are some of the prime fishing spot in Iowa. Anglers will find challenging sport pursuing a variety of game fish, including walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, white bass, perch, bluegills, crappies, catfish, and bullheads. Boating is also very popular on the lakes using everything from canoes to sailboats to ski rigs.

The "lakes area" of northwest Iowa offers a tremendous array of outdoor recreation opportunities for everyone, all year-round. The unique setting of beautiful and clear Lakes East and West Okoboji, Big Spirit Lake and other water bodies truly provides wonderful opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Map of Pikes Point (IA)

Latitude, Longitude: 43.412990, -95.158054

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Activities

  • Boating

    Boating is very popular in the Iowa Lakes region using everything from canoes to sailboats to ski rigs.

  • Camping

    The Gull Point campground is one of the most popular in the lakes area. The campground is well shaded and features paved roads, playground equipment, modern restroom and shower facilities, as well as a sanitary dump station. There are a total of 112 campsites, 60 with electrical hookups.

  • Fishing

    West Okoboji and the many other lakes in the area are some of the prime fishing spot in Iowa. Anglers will find challenging sport pursuing a variety of game fish, including walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, white bass, perch, bluegills, crappies, catfish, and bullheads.

  • Hiking

    The western portion of Gull Point State Park is a hiker's delight, with a fine self-guided interpretative trail. On the 1.3 mile trail, visitors can identify a variety of natural features by using the trail brochure.

  • Picnicking

    Pikes Point is a great place for a family picnic. There are several picnic tables located throughout this nicely shaded area with a great view of West Lake Okoboji. There is also a CCC stone shelter that is available for rent and may reserved online through the park reservation system under Gull Point State Park.

  • RVing

    Call the park for more details.

  • Water Sports

    Pikes Point's beach also has a very popular swim platform located within the swimming area for users to sun bathe or play on. Fishing and boating can be found nearby.

Seasonality/Weather

Iowa summers are known for heat and humidity, with daytime temperatures often near 90°F and sometimes exceeding 100°F. Spring ushers in the beginning of the severe weather season--thunderstorms and tornadoes are common during the spring and summer months. Average winters in the state have been known to drop well below freezing, even falling below 0°F.

Directions

Driving

Gull Point State Park and the associated areas are located throughout the Lake Okoboji and Spirit Lake area.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(712) 337-3211

Campground reservations

(877) 427-2757

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