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Marble Beach State Recreation Area
Winter Closure: The water has been turned off at the campground, and the modern restrooms/shower buildings and dump station facilities are now closed for the season. Facilities will not be opened and water turned on until mid-April, depending upon the weather. (Posted 10/15/2013)
Marble Beach State Recreation Area

Physical location:
12320 240th Ave,
Spirit Lake, IA  51360

Contact Information:
Gull Point State Park
1500 Harpen Street
Milford, IA 51351
ph. 712-337-3211
 


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Facilities and Activities

 Marble Beach campground

Camping
Marble Beach's campground is the largest in the Iowa Great Lakes region. The campground is well shaded and features paved roads, boat ramps, modern restroom and shower facilities, as well as a sanitary dump station. There are a total of 224 campsites, 100 with electrical hookups and 124 non-electric sites. Advance campsite reservations can be made through the park reservation system. Half of the campsites are available for self-registration on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Trails
Marble Beach has a paved trail that runs the length of the park and is connected with miles of area recreational trails.

Lake Activities (swimming, boating, fishing)
Spirit Lake is the largest natural lake in Iowa and provides some of the best fishing in the state. Anglers will find challenging sport pursuing a variety of game fish, including walleye, northern pike, muskellunges, smallmouth bass, white bass, perch, bluegills, crappies, catfish, and bullheads.

 Crandalls Beach

Crandall's Beach provides a fine place for young and old to sunbathe and spash in the clear water of Big Spirit Lake, and is located just north of Marble Beach on Highway 276.

The "lakes area" of northwest Iowa offers a tremendous array of outdoor recreation opportunities year-round. The unique setting of beautiful and clear lakes East and West Okoboji, Big Spirit Lake and other water bodies truly provide wonderful opportunities for outdoor recreation. The focal point for state parks and recreation areas in this region is beautiful Gull Point State Park, established in 1933. Gull Point provides a pleasing, shaded setting on West Okoboji Lake and offers a well-rounded variety of outdoor recreation facilities.

Nearby Towns
Marble Beach State Recreation Area is located 3 miles north of Spirit Lake.



Amenities

Within park
Beach, Beach, Bird Watching, Boat Launch Ramp, Boating, Camping - Electric, Camping - Nonelectric, Canoeing, Dock, Boat, Dock, Fishing, Dump Station, Fishing, Jet Skiing, Kayaking, Lake, Modern Campground, Paddle Boating, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Powerboating, Restrooms, Sail Boating, Showers, Water Hydrants , Water Skiing, Wildlife Viewing, Windsurfing/Sailboarding

More than a mile
Antiquing, ATM/Cash Machine, Boat Rental, Church, Fish Cleaning Station, Fish Hatchery, Fuel, Boats, Fuel, Vehicles, Golf, Grocery Store, Hospital, Laundry, Maintenance, Boat, Marina, Medical Clinic, Motel, Rentals, Bicycle, Rentals, Fishing Equipment, Retail, Bait & Tackle, Retail, Drinks, Retail, Firewood, Retail, Ice, Retail, Snacks, Shopping, Theme Park, Town



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