Summer in the Iowa Great Lakes is many things to many people. It’s hard to pick a favorite. We asked a few familiar folks to give it a try.

    The shelter house was slated for a renovation beginning this spring with a heated and air conditioned addition to the south end of the park including restrooms and a kitchenette. There will be additional seating and can then serve as a year-round facility. The project is scheduled to be comp…

    Thomas F. Agran of Iowa City recently completed a mu…

    The story of Fred “Dood” Gilbert, “The Wizard of Spi…

    The sounds of thrilled screams and laughter that you hear when walking through Arnolds Park Amusement Park today are the same sounds that you would have heard 100 years ago in the same spot.

    For nearly four decades, families and friends shared…

    Remembering the airplane crash into Spirit Lake in 1940 

    The history of camping at the Iowa Great Lakes

    Outdoor classes have become a staple in the Okoboji …

    The story of some fabled and some real-life lake monsters