Facilities and Activities
Marble Beach's campground is the largest in the Iowa Great Lakes region. The campground is well shaded and features campsites with electrical hook-ups and non-electric sites, paved roads, boat ramps, modern restroom and shower facilities, as well as a sanitary dump station. Advance campsite reservations can be made through the park reservation system. One fourth of the campsites are available for self-registration on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Marble Beach has a paved trail that runs the length of the park and is connected with miles of area recreational trails.
(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.
Crandall's Beach provides a fine place for young and old to sunbathe and splash in the clear water of Big Spirit Lake, and is located just north of Marble Beach on Highway 276.
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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.
Marble Beach State Recreation Area is located 3 miles north of Spirit Lake.
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