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Homes for Sale Around Minnewashta Lake, East Lake Okoboji, IA

Minnewashta Lake is on the southern periphery of East Okoboji Lake.

Formerly known as Middle Gar, the lake underwent a name change in the early 1900s, adopting the Native American moniker meaning “good” or “nice.” It spans 126 acres and connects Upper Gar at the Sawmill Bridge and Lower Gar at the Trails Bridge. The residential properties surrounding Minnewashta Lake come with a golden ticket – guaranteed water access, complete with private docks and ramps. Inland houses can take advantage of the well-maintained public launches and top-notch marinas, ensuring all residents can enjoy the reservoir’s beauty. This is an excellent gateway to all the Okoboji region offers.

OUTDOOR AMENITIES: Minnewashta Lake is the ultimate destination for marine enthusiasts and nature lovers. It offers 2.3 miles of accessible shoreline, convenient boat access, and a hard-surface boat ramp for wake surfing, paddle boarding, or leisurely rides to waterfront restaurants at Okoboji. It also has scenic trails winding through lush landscapes. If you wish to spend a day or two in the area, you can pitch a tent at the campgrounds and enjoy amenities like docks, picnic tables, fire pits, a playground for young adventurers, electric hookups, and modern conveniences like restrooms and showers.

OUTSTANDING FISHING: Lake Minnewashta offers an exhilarating angling experience with various species. Enthusiasts can target prized catches such as Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Northern Pike, Bluegill, and Crappie, making it a diverse and rewarding fishing destination. Whether you’re after the acrobatics of White Bass, the challenge of Smallmouth Bass, or the elusive Channel Catfish, Minnewashta promises a thrilling adventure for both seasoned pros and weekend warriors. So, gear up, head to the shores, and feel the excitement of the unknown beneath the surface.

PEACEFUL LAKESIDE LIVING: Experience tranquil lakeside living in your personal haven that mirrors a state park retreat. The area is surrounded by serene nature and embraced by calming trees. But the star of the show is the sweeping water views you can get from almost every room, providing you a front-row seat to nature’s daily spectacle. Enjoy the clear lake panoramas or witness breathtaking sunsets right from the comfort of your own home. Embrace the calming effect of water and feel your stresses washing away.

Homes in Minnewashta Lake, East Lake Okoboji, IA

5 Real Estate Facts about Minnewashta Lake, East Lake Okoboji, IA

  • The average depth of Minnewashta Lake is 10 feet, reaching its deepest point at 16.5 feet, creating an environment that sustains fish populations throughout the summer.
  • Minnewashta real estate includes luxurious lakefront estates, quaint cottages with private dock access, and buildable plots of land.
  • The previously sold single-family homes in Lake Minnewashta, Iowa, were closed at $865,000 to $1.68M.
  • The comfortable living spaces of these lake homes range from 2,200 sq ft. to 3,600 sq ft.
  • The generous lots measure from 0.16 to 0.36 acres, giving plenty of space for expansive decks or lakeside patios.
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Minnewashta Lake is situated south of Okoboji in the City of Arnolds Park. It lies between Lower and Upper Gar. Its western boundary is marked by Highway 71.

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Things to do in Minnewashta Lake

Oak Hill Marina

A premier boat dealer with expert staff providing maintenance, off-season storage, and valet services.

Minnewashta Campground

The grounds provide a cozy spot for tent camping, complete with inviting picnic tables and fire pits to gather around under the starry Iowa sky.

Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum

A treasure trove of wooden boats, maritime equipment, and vintage memorabilia, offering a fascinating journey through nautical history.

Nautical Bar and Grill

Sink your teeth into mouthwatering burgers, sandwiches, and pasta, and explore an extensive selection of beers and mixed drinks.