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Water is Off, Restrooms/Dump Station Closed for the Season: The water has been turned off at the campground, and the modern restrooms/shower buildings and dump station facilities are now closed for the season. Facilities will not be opened and water turned on until mid-April, depending upon the weather.

Marble Beach State Recreation Area, IA

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Thu Mar 19 2015   Later Dates

Description

Marble Beach`s campground is the largest in the Iowa Great Lakes Region. The campground is well shaded and features paved roads, boat ramps, modern restroom and shower facilities, as well as a sanitary dump station. The campground includes non-electric sites and sites with electrical hookups.

Geography:

The Iowa Great Lakes Region is made up of the following areas: Boaters Access, Claire Wilson State Recreation Area, Crandall`s Beach, East Okoboji Beach Access, Elinor Bedell State Park, Emerson Bay State Recreation Area, Fort Defiance State Park, Gardner Cabin Area, Given`s Point Access, Gull Point State Park, Hafer Landing (HWY 9), Hattie Elston Access, Hinshaw Bridge Access, Lighthouse Point, Lower Gar Access State Recreation Area, Marble Beach State Recreation Area, Mini-Wakan State Park, Minniewashta Access, Narrows Access, Okamanpedan State Park, Pikes Point State Park, Templar State Recreation Area and Trapper`s Bay State Park.

Recreation:

Spirit Lake is the largest natural lake in Iowa and provides some of the best fishing in the state. Anglers will find challenging sport pursuing a variety of game fish including walleye, northern pike, muskellunges, largemouth and smallmouth bass, white bass, perch, bluegills, crappies, catfish, and bullheads.

Crandall`s Beach provides a fine place for young and old to sunbathe and splash in the clear water of Big Spirit Lake, and is located just north of Marble Beach State Recreation Area on Highway M49.

The lakes area of northwest Iowa offers a tremendous array of outdoor recreational opportunities, year-round. The unique setting of beautiful clear Lakes East and West Okoboji, Big Spirit Lake and other water bodies truly provide wonderful opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Marble Beach has a paved trail that runs the length of the park and is connected with miles of area recreational trails.

Nearby Attractions:

Marble Beach State Recreation Area is located three miles north of Spirit Lake. Other towns nearby include Milford, Okoboji, Arnolds Park, West Okoboji, and Wahpeton.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Dock, Boat
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Modern Restroom
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paddle Boating
  • Park Office
  • Parking
  • Powerboating
  • RESTROOMS
  • Sail Boating
  • Showers
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trash Dumpster
  • Walking
  • Water Hydrants
  • Wildlife Viewing
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • AQUARIUM DISPLAY
  • ATM/CASH MACHINE
  • Antiquing
  • Boat Rental
  • CHURCH
  • Convenience Store
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fish Hatchery
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • GROCERY STORE
  • Golfing
  • HORSESHOE PITS
  • Hospital
  • Hunting
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Laundry
  • Lookout Tower
  • MAINTENANCE, BOAT
  • Marina
  • Motel
  • PIER, FISHING
  • RETAIL, BAIT & TACKLE
  • RETAIL, DRINKS
  • RETAIL, FIREWOOD
  • RETAIL, ICE
  • RETAIL, SNACKS
  • Rentals, Boat, Motorized
  • Rentals, Jet Skis
  • Shopping
Alerts and Important Information
None

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.47056, -95.12361
43°28'14"N, 95°7'25"W

Located on the west side of Big Spirit Lake off of County Rd M49.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Marble Beach State Recreation Area
1500 Harpen St
Milford  IA  51351

Phone Number:

Information:  (712) 337-3211