Moody’s Upgrades Okoboji’s GO Rating to AA3

Okoboji, Iowa is a moderately sized city that serves as a vacation destination in Northwest Iowa. The City’s credit profile benefits from a stable operating history with strong reserves, ample revenues raising flexibility, and a very low pension burden. On August 15th, 2018 Moody’s Investors Services upgraded the City’s general obligation unlimited tax rating to […]

All Emergency Rules Lifted

All emergency high water rules for Dickinson County have been lifted. For more information, please visit Big Spirit & Little Spirit Lakes: Ended at 7:45pm on July 16 East & West Okoboji, Upper & Lower Gar, and Minnewashta: Ended at 9:00pm on July 20

UPDATE: Emergency No-Wake Rule

Please see the following from Dickinson County Emergency Management as it relates to the no-wake rule: — Back on July 3, the Emergency Management Commission met in emergency session to discuss the ongoing flooding situation and lake levels. The Commission opted to enact the emergency 5 mph rule on all lakes in Dickinson County a […]


On July 3rd, 2018, the Emergency Management Commission met in an emergency session (pursuant to Iowa Code 21.4(2)(b)) to discuss the current levels of the lakes in Dickinson County. After taking input from residents and state and local officials, the Emergency Management Commission today implemented a lake-wide emergency 5 mile per hour speed limit. This […]


A reminder that fireworks are prohibited within the City of Okoboji per Municipal Code Section 41.12.2. See Chapter 41 by CLICKING HERE.        

Fourth of July – Office Closed

City Hall will be closed on July 4th, 2018 in observance of the Fourth of July. Have an enjoyable holiday. Monday: 8:00a – 4:30p Tuesday: 8:00a – 4:30p Wednesday: CLOSED Thursday:  8:00a – 4:30p Friday:  8:00a – 4:30p

Sandbag Fill Sites

Dickinson County has opened two sandbag fill sites, one in Spirit Lake and one in Milford with a third opening later today in Lake Park. The site in Spirit Lake is located at the secondary roads maintenance facility on the south side of 19th Street, just east of Keokuk Avenue (to the east of Fareway). […]

Emergency 600′ No Wake Rule

On June 26, 2018, the level of East & West Lake Okoboji rose above 6.05 feet on the USGS Gauging Station. Per the Dickinson County Emergency Management Commission’s No-Wake Policy put into place on May 15, 2018, the 300-foot no-wake (5 mph) zone is hereby extended to 600-feet from shore on East & West Lake Okoboji, Upper […]