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Homes for Sale Around Lower Gar Lake, East Lake Okoboji, IA

The southernmost gem in the Iowa Great Lakes chain is Lower Gar Lake.

Its vast, shallow waters span 242 acres and offer a tranquil retreat. This lake has predominantly waterfront homes, creating an ideal environment for year-round living or an enchanting Okoboji getaway. The western portion comprises well-maintained residences with docks and ramps, providing direct access to the pristine waters. You will also find ongoing developments and new constructions, mostly on the east and northeast sides, with zoned lots ready for custom projects. The community is just a short drive away from Okoboji’s finest attractions and the iconic Arnold’s Park Amusement Park, making it a perfect blend of serene lakeside living and proximity to vibrant entertainment.

QUIET COMMUNITY: The relaxing setting of the Lower Gar area feels like off the beaten track. Despite being minutes from Highway 71, this serene locale maintains a peaceful ambiance, distinctly apart from the heavy traffic and bustling areas in the rest of the town. It is also next to the Korey Halbur Wildlife Management Area, providing residents with a picturesque backdrop of wildlife and greenery. It makes for a quieter, more secluded living experience while remaining conveniently connected to the town’s amenities.

RECREATIONAL PARADISE: The shallow waters present incredible fishing opportunities. It has a mean depth of 4 feet and a maximum depth of 6 feet, providing an unmatched experience for anglers of all levels. Its sheltered location is also ideal for boating and water skiing, especially when wind conditions limit activities on larger lakes. On its northern shores is the Lower Gar State Recreation Area, which offers biking and hiking trails, lake fishing, a boat ramp, and shaded picnic tables with excellent views.

DIVERSE HOME OPTIONS: You’ll have several options for waterfront properties in Lower Gar Lake, Okoboji, catering to various lifestyle choices. Join a unique mobile community with exclusive amenities, including a clubhouse with a pool, sandy beach, fishing pond, swimming docks, tennis courts, and a wildlife preserve. You will also find spacious bungalow-style homes with oversized garages and open floor plans. If you prefer custom residences, many new construction houses boast unique designs, high-end finishes, inviting outdoor spaces, and gorgeous landscaping. Some enjoy private docks, while others benefit from shared amenities.

Homes in Lower Gar Lake, East Lake Okoboji, IA

5 Real Estate Facts about Lower Gar Lake, East Lake Okoboji, IA

  • Elegant luxury homes in the Lower Gar Lake range from $822,000 to $899,000.
  • Lower Gar homes feature spacious floor plans ranging from 4,300 sq ft. to 6,300 sq ft.
  • Immerse yourself in the generous dimensions of four to six bedrooms and four to five bathrooms.
  • The lots measure from 0.34 to 0.51 acres, giving plenty of space for outdoor seating areas and a pool.
  • Undeveloped waterfront land parcels are also available in Lower Gar, Okoboji, IA. A 0.20-acre lot is listed at $650,000.
On the map

Lower Gar Lake Map

Lower Gar Lake is the southernmost body of water of the Great Lakes. It is connected to Lake Minnewashta and gracefully outlets into the Little Sioux River.

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Things to do in Lower Gar Lake

Lower Gar State Recreation Area

Besides water activities, shaded picnic tables dot the landscape, where you can enjoy a lakeside meal with excellent views.

Emerald Hills Golf Club

Navigate the unique challenges of doglegs, water hazards, and quick-breaking greens of this 18-hole, 6,651-yard course.

Okoboji Antique Mall

Unearth hidden treasures and find one-of-a-kind items from old farmhouses, sheds, homes, and estate sales.

Los Pueblos

Indulge in classic Mexican fare and cocktails, making it the perfect spot for a flavorful dining experience.