Okoboji has a long tradition as a year-round resort offering fun activities nearby its five, glacier-carved, interconnected lakes. In warm weather, visitors can take part in water sports like fishing or go horseback riding and camping. In winter, the University of Okoboji Winter Games are a must-see.
In the summer months, people take to the beautiful lakes in boats, jet skis, and kayaks in Okoboji. Fishing is also popular and there are guides who can take budding fishermen to the best spots. Explore the lake areas by bike or foot with trails and waterside pathways plus many public beaches. If you're an animal-lover, Dickinson County Nature Center is the place to be to spot wildllife -- remember to look out for the bat cave!
For something different, visit Arnolds Amusement Park which dates back to 1889 and has more than 30 rides and attractions, including an adrenaline-pumping wooden roller coaster and a tall Ferris wheel.
Elsewhere, culture junkies are sure to enjoy Pearson Lakes Art Center, complete with six different galleries. If cars are more your thing, check out Okoboji Classic Cars, with guided tours of its huge collection of mint classic cars.
Winter is best for snow activities, and the annual Okobjis Winter Games are a must-see for any visitor to Okoboji, hosting fun sporting events, as well as firework displays, and cookouts.
The town has a distinct summer beach vibe, plus the lakes are best enjoyed in the warmer months. That said, winter is the time to visit for snow.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Okoboji is in July, while the cheapest month is in October. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Okoboji is in the high season in July. Okoboji has its low season in November, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Okoboji tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Okoboji tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Okoboji. The hottest month in Okoboji is June, when temperatures peak at 96 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to -22 ˚F. The wettest month in Okoboji is May with 6.21 inches of rain, while the driest month is January with 0.05 inches of rain.