Templar State Recreation Area, IA
DescriptionThe 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.
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 find place for young and old to sunbathe and splash in the clear water of Big Spirit Lake, and is located just north of Templar Park on Highway M49.
The "lakes area " of northwest Iowa offers a tremendous array of outdoor recreation opportunities, year-round. The unique setting of beautiful clear Lakes East and West Okoboji Lakes, Big Spirit Lake and other water bodies truly provides wonderful opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Templar State Recreation Area is located two miles north of Spirit Lake.
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Alerts and Important InformationThis area is a satellite area for Gull Point State Park and is managed by Gull Point park staff.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Take Hwy 9 in Spirit Lake. Turn north on Peoria Ave. Peoria Ave turns into County Road M49/240th Ave. Follow to the entrance of Templar Park (2 miles). 911 Address: 13185 Templar Drive South.
Mailing Address:Templar State Recreation Area
13185 Templar Dr. S
Spirit Lake IA 51360
Phone Number:Project Office:(712) 337-3211