Iowa Lakes Valuation Project

Big Spirit Lake   

Big Spirit Lake is in Dickinson County, in North-West Iowa.

Vital Stats:
     Area:      5,684 acres
Shoreline: 15.25 miles
Mean Depth: 17 feet
Maximum Depth: 24 feet
Drainage: 34,471 acres
Lake Type: Natural
Boat Access: hard surface ramp
Motor/Boat Restrictions: none
Special Regulations: Walleye - 14 min length, only 1 over 20 /day, Muskellunge - 40 min length
Toilets: yes
Facilities: fish cleaning facility, fishing pier, camping, swimming beach, picnic tables
Map Available: yes
U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency lists as impaired:
Beach advisories in 2003
due to high bacteria:
Monitored for bacteria and no advisories

Associated Parks:
     Ainsworth Beach and Boat Ramp (County); Marble Beach Park (State); Orleans Access (Public); Minnewaukon Fish and Wildlife Access; Crandalls Beach; Hales Slough Fish and Wildlife Access

The information above was collected by Iowa State University Limnology Laboratory and The Iowa Department of Natural Resources.