Top 10 Biggest Lakes in Iowa

Big Spirit Lake: is the largest lake in Iowa’s Great Lakes Chain, formed about 13,000 years ago during with a surface area of 5,684 acres, 16 miles of shoreline, and a maximum depth of 24 feet.

Lost Island Lake: is a 1,162-acre (4.70 km2) lake located north of Ruthven, Iowa. Bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, sunfish, perch, and northern pike thrive within 7 miles of the shoreline. 

East Okoboji: Lake is a natural body of water in Dickinson County, Iowa, with roughly 1,835 acres (7.42 km2) surface area. It’s part of the Iowa Great Lakes chain of lakes.

Clear Lake:The 3,684-acre (14.91 km2) lake, which is home to the Clear Lake Yacht Club, offers a variety of watersports, including pleasure and power boating, sailing, tubing, wakeboarding.

Saylorville Lake:The 5,950-acre (24 km2) reservoir, built by the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control in 1977, now attracts locals and visitors to enjoy boating, swimming, fishing, kayaking.

Rathbun Lake:has something for everyone, no matter what your interests are. It’s Iowa’s second-largest lake, with 11,000 acres (44.52 km2) of beautiful water and 150 miles of shoreline. 

Coralville Lake: is the star of east-central Iowa’s recreational lakes, with a surface area of 5,340 acres and a history of bringing tourists to its waters and shoreline for more than 60 years. 

 Lake Red Rock:Iowa’s largest lake, is an artificial reservoir with a surface area of 15,520 acres (62.81 km2). This enormous reservoir sits along the Des Moines River about 88 kilometers (55 miles).

West Okoboji Lake: part of the Iowa Great Lakes chain, is a 3,847-acre natural lake in northwest Iowa that is one of the most popular lakes in the region for excellent recreational activities.

Okamanpeedan Lake:The 2,300-acre (9.30 km2) lake, which spans three counties: Emmet, Martin, and Minnesota, is named after a Native American word that means “a nesting place of the herons” .

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