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Okoboji Travel Tips

Best Seasons to Visit Okoboji Vacation Rentals

Summertime is favorite season to visit Okoboji as the days are long and warm. Temperatures average in the 70s. In July, temperatures may climb to the mid-80s and afternoon rain showers provide a welcome respite from the heat. In general, there is no single rainy season and showers occur throughout the year. The heaviest rainfalls are often recorded in June. Many families choose to spend their summer vacations at Okoboji so they can take advantage of the warm temperatures to enjoy all the outdoor activities on offer. Winters at Okoboji are particularly cold and snowfalls provide a whole host of activities for visitors to enjoy. There is an annual Winter Games Festival which is held each January that is filled with fun activities such as broomball, flag football and snow rides.

Home Comforts at Okoboji Cabins

Many of the vacation rentals on offer in Okoboji are cabins designed to cater for families. Spacious open plan living areas are filled with comfortable furnishings to make you feel right at home. Most have well equipped kitchens which include modern appliances such as microwaves and dishwashers. This helps tremendously to make catering for family meal times easy. Many homes are located on the Lake Okoboji shoreline and have private jetties and beaches where you can moor your boat. Some vacation homes have kayaks and fishing gear that you can use. The more up-market homes have hot tubs where you can relax in the evening and enjoy the stunning views over the lake. Large decks with barbecue facilities make a great family gathering spot for meal times. Well manicured lawns lead down to the lakeshore and parents can relax and read a good book while the kids play in the shallows.

Things to Do near Okoboji Condos

Lake Okoboji is one of the region's greatest attractions. Boating, swimming and fishing are the most popular pastimes in the summer months. There are several marinas where you can hire a mooring if you have your own boat. Alternatively, you can charter one and enjoy a leisurely afternoon cruise.

There are many awesome trails open for hikers, runners and mountain bikers to explore. Many form part of the Iowa Great Lakes Trail that traverses nature reserves and historic sites of the region. The trails offer great views and a safe environment for the family to enjoy the outdoors.

There are more than a dozen well maintained golf courses in the region. Enthusiastic golfers can sign up for one of the golf tournaments that are held throughout the year. If you feel that you need to improve your game, you can enjoy a private lesson with one of the resident golfing pros. If you are a novice golfer, you can take advantage of the par 3 courses available. This is also a great opportunity to introduce the kids to your favorite game.

In the wintertime, you can still enjoy the many trails of the region. The routes are open for snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. There are also some commercial tour operators that offer dog-sledding excursions. For the anglers that are not put off by a bit of snow and ice, you can join the locals in ice fishing.

Family Fun at Iowa Vacation Rentals in Okoboji

No matter what time of year you choose to visit Okoboji, you can have a great family vacation. There are loads of activities to keep everyone busy and entertained. You can use the many activities on offer to teach your kids an appreciation for nature and the outdoors. Many families return year after year for their annual family vacations.

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