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Homes for Sale Around The South End, West Lake Okoboji, IA

The south end of West Lake Okoboji offers a picturesque setting, unlimited outdoor recreation, and convenient amenities.

Homes in the southern harbor offer sweeping views of the shimmering waters and spacious yards that back up to wooded areas, providing privacy and tranquility. Many have convenient public dock access for boating adventures. Cruise along the waters and have memorable fishing excursions, from shallow bay fishing to deeper waters. To explore the land, visit renowned destinations like Gull Point State Park, Pillsbury Point State Park, and Emerson Bay State Recreation Area, perfect for hiking, picnicking, and viewing wildlife. The possibilities for enjoyment are endless in this community.

LAKESIDE SERENITY: The southern end of West Lake Okoboji overlooks the calm waters of Browns Bay and Emerson’s Bay. These sheltered coves experience gentler waves, contributing to the serene atmosphere. Enjoy morning coffee on the porch or witness panoramic sunsets. Retreat to your cozy wraparound deck and unwind or enjoy the view of Saturday night fireworks from your dock. Enjoy a peaceful and calming atmosphere, free from the buzz of urban life.

FILLED WITH HISTORY: Just minutes away from the community is the Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum. Explore antique wooden vessels, vintage amusement park items, and a 1939 Chris-Craft boat, showcasing the history and culture of the region. No trip to Okoboji would be complete without visiting Arnolds Park, a historic amusement park entertaining visitors since the late 19th century. Stroll along the iconic boardwalk and marvel at vintage rides, classic arcade games, and charming shops, all while soaking in the nostalgia of the good old days.

EMERSON BAY RECREATION AREA: The focal point of outdoor adventures in the south end is the 120-acre Emerson Bay Recreation Area. The boat ramps make it easy to launch watercraft and explore the crystal-clear waters of West Okoboji Lake, while the observation platform offers prime birdwatching opportunities. Anglers can reel in yellow perch, bucktails, bulldogs, bluegills, and crankfish. During the winter months, the mouth of the bay becomes an excellent spot for catching walleyes. The miles of scenic nature trails are perfect for hiking, biking, or observing native flora and fauna. Its diverse ecosystem provides ample opportunities for year-round recreation.

Homes in The South End, West Lake Okoboji, IA

5 Real Estate Facts about The South End, West Lake Okoboji, IA

  • Homes in the south end are primarily single-family houses from $400,000 to $3.1M.
  • These residences range from 1,000 to 6,000 square feet, with two to five beds and two to four baths.
  • Enjoy direct access to West Lake Okoboji, with properties offering 50 to 75 feet of shoreline.
  • Homes in the south end of Okoboji boast spacious lots ranging from 0.17 to 0.38 acres.
  • You’ll find houses designed with modern living in mind, featuring open floor plans, upper-level family rooms, and loft bedrooms.
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The South End Neighborhood Map

The south end of West Lake Okoboji lies between Arnolds Park and Wahpeton, encompassing the Emersons and Browns Bay. The area is west of Highway 71.

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Things to do in The South End

Gull Point State Park

The park offers scenic nature trails ideal for hiking and birdwatching. Visitors can also enjoy picnicking and swimming on the sandy beach.

Okoboji Classic Cars

Explore a museum showcasing vintage automobiles, purchase classic cars, or drop by their on-site auto restoration shop.

Emerald Hills Golf Club

It features an 18-hole course set amidst hilly terrain, with strategically placed doglegs and fast, undulating greens.

Arnolds Park Amusement Park

A beloved destination offering classic carnival rides, adrenaline-pumping roller coasters, and live entertainment.