Okoboji Promenade Tree Damage

The City is aware of the tree damage along the Okoboji Promenade. City Staff will work as efficiently as possible to clear the promenade. Total clean up could take several days. Please use extreme caution around any downed trees.    

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 http://www.dcem.us/. 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 […]