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For a full listing of all Iowa State Parks, please visit: iowadnr.gov/iowastateparks, or find the park in the list below.
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24490 100th St
Spirit Lake, 51360
Gull Point State Park
1500 Harpen Street
Milford, IA 51351
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The newly renovated CCC lodge is an excellent setting for family picnics and cookouts. It can be reserved through the park reservation system.
Lake Activities (boating, fishing)
Located on the north side of Big Spirit Lake, Mini-Wakan State park offers the user a boat ramp to launch a boat, and several areas to fish along the shoreline. Mini-Wakan also borders the area commonly referred to as "the grade", which provides great access for the shoreline fisherman.<.p>
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 SW of Mini-Wakan 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 provides 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.
Mini-Wakan State Park is located 6 miles north of Spirit Lake.
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