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Here are the 7 lakes we have listed within USA > Midwest > Iowa > Northwest - compared by Largest Lakes - Acres.

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Lake Name Area in acres Lake Description
Iowa Great Lakes
(Iowa, USA)
13,420 Iowa Great Lakes Pictures Iowa Great Lakes Message Forums Also known as: Big Spirit Lake, Little Spirit Lake, West Okoboji Lake, East Okoboji Lake, Gar Lakes, Center Lake, Silver Lake
Most of the world equates Iowa with corn fields and election-year Straw Polls and has never heard of Iowa's Great Lakes. Nestled in the Northwest Region of the state just south of the Minnesota border, the Iowa Great Lakes offer water sports, fishing, recreation and fantastic lakefront living to those ...
Spirit Lake
(Iowa, USA)
5,684 Spirit Lake Pictures Also known as: Big Spirit Lake
Spirit Lake is one of a chain of lakes known as Iowa's Great Lakes. Also called Big Spirit Lake, this natural body of water was named by the Dakota Native Americans who believed the lake was guarded by evil spirits. Because of this legend, the Dakota did not cross Big Spirit Lake in canoes, and early ...
West Okoboji Lake
(Iowa, USA)
3,847 West Okoboji Lake Pictures Also known as: West Lake Okoboji
West Okoboji Lake is one of Iowa's eight Great Lakes located in Dickinson County. It was named "Minnetonka" by the Sioux Indians meaning "Great Waters." Subterranean springs provide the lake with 3,847 acres of clear blue water, which has aided in making West Okoboji Lake Iowa's most popular lake. West ...
Storm Lake
(Iowa, USA)
3,097 Storm Lake Pictures Storm Lake is located in Buena Vista County in northern Iowa. At 3,097 acres, the lake is one of the largest natural lakes in the state. On the northern shore of the lake is the town of Storm Lake, a thriving community of around 10,000 people and the home of Buena Vista University. Although the town ...
Okamanpeedan Lake
(Iowa, USA / Minnesota, USA)
2,294 Okamanpeedan Lake Message Forums Also known as: Tuttle Lake
Located in Martin County, Minnesota and Emmet County, Iowa, Okamanpeedan Lake is also known as Tuttle Lake. Okamanpeedan is Native American for "nesting place of the herons" signifying the large population of herons that live along the shoreline in the tall trees. In the mid 1850's Calvin Tuttle was ...
East Okoboji Lake
(Iowa, USA)
1,843 Also known as: East Lake Okoboji
East Okoboji Lake is one of a chain of lakes known as Iowa's Great Lakes. East Okoboji Lake received its unique name from the Dakota Indians. They called it "Okoboozhy", which means "reeds", because that is what the lake was surrounded by at one time. The clear blue waters of East Okoboji Lake are supplied ...
Silver Lake
(Iowa, USA)
1,041 Silver Lake Pictures Silver Lake, a natural glacial lake spanning 1,041 acres, is located in northwestern Iowa bordering the town of Lake Park. It is one of the chain of lakes known as Iowa's Great Lakes. This multiple-lake area is a favorite vacation destination, offering numerous outdoor recreational activities. Although ...
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