Gull Point State Park, IA

Welcome to Gull Point State Park. Gull Point is one of several state areas that make up the Iowa Great Lakes Region. The lakes area of northwest Iowa offers a tremendous array of outdoor recreational opportunities, year-round. The unique settings of beautiful clear Lakes East and...
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Gull Point Campground Standard Electric 6 30 Back-In
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Gull Point Campground Standard Electric 6 20 Back-In
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Gull Point Campground Standard Electric 6 25 Back-In
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Gull Point Campground Standard Electric 6 45 Back-In
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Gull Point Campground Standard Electric 6 20 Back-In
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Gull Point Campground Standard Electric 6 15 Back-In
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Gull Point Campground Standard Electric 6 35 Back-In
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Gull Point Campground Standard Electric 6 35 Back-In
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Gull Point Campground Standard Electric 6 25 Back-In
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Overview

Description

Welcome to Gull Point State Park. Gull Point is one of several state areas that make up the Iowa Great Lakes Region.

The lakes area of northwest Iowa offers a tremendous array of outdoor recreational opportunities, year-round. The unique settings of beautiful clear Lakes East and Big Spirit Lake and other water bodies truly provide wonderful opportunities for outdoor recreation. There are several area beaches and boat ramps to choose from to access the lakes. From canoes to sailboats to ski rigs, pleasure boating is one of the most popular activities on the lakes.

West Okoboji, Spirit Lake and the many other lakes in the area are some of the prime fishing spots in Iowa. Anglers will find challenging sport pursuing a variety of game fish, including walleye, northern pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass, white bass, yellow bass, perch, bluegills, crappies, catfish and bullheads.

The lakes area also boasts a very expansive trail system which provides bikers, hikers, and walkers many miles of recreational trails to enjoy.

Recreation:

Trails
The western portion of Gull Point State Park is a hiker's delight, with a 1.5 mile self-guided interpretive trail where the user can learn about the natural and cultural history of the area. This area of the park is an excellent place to observe a wide variety of wildlife from songbirds to white-tailed deer. In the winter, the area is open for cross-country skiing.

Facilities:

Picnicking/Shelters/Lodge
The Gull Point Lodge, built during the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, is the largest of such facilities in the state. There are kitchen facilities, fireplaces, an attached patio and a restroom. The lodge is a wonderful setting for group activities such as wedding receptions and family reunions. Lodge reservations may be made online.

There are three open shelters located in the park; Beach, Gull Point, and Trailhead. The Gull Point and Trailhead Shelters are reservable online.

Camping
The Gull Point Campground is one of the most popular in the lakes area. The campground has both electric and non-electric sites, is well shaded and features paved roads, playground equipment, modern restroom and shower facilities, as well as a sanitary dump station.

Nearby Attractions:

There are a variety of entertaining local events and attractions to choose from in the Iowa Great Lakes Region. Whether it's the nightlife of Okoboji, a concert, dinner cruise, the amusement park or a long list of other choices, you can find it.

Nearby Towns
Spirit Lake, Milford, Wahpeton, Okoboji, West Okoboji and Arnolds Park.

Booking Window

Day-use Lodge

Thu Jul 31 2014 - Mon Jul 27 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Shelters

Thu Jul 31 2014 - Mon Jul 27 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Standard Electric

Tue Jul 29 2014 - Mon Oct 27 2014

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 3 Month(s) in advance.

Standard Non-Electric

Tue Jul 29 2014 - Mon Oct 27 2014

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 3 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 01 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Off Peak Wed Oct 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Walk In Sat Nov 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Walk In Thu Jan 01 2015 Tue Mar 31 2015
Off Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Thu Apr 30 2015
Peak Fri May 01 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • DOCK, FISHING
  • Dock, Boat
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • INTERPRETIVE TRAIL
  • Icefishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Powerboating
  • RENTALS, BOATS, CANOE
  • Sail Boating
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • AQUARIUM DISPLAY
  • ATM/CASH MACHINE
  • Antiquing
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • CHURCH
  • Fish Hatchery
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • GROCERY STORE
  • Golf
  • HORSESHOE PITS
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hospital
  • Hunting
  • Laundry
  • Lookout Tower
  • MAINTENANCE, BOAT
  • Marina
  • Medical Clinic
  • Motel
  • Mountain Biking
  • PIER, FISHING
  • RENTALS, FISHING EQUIPMENT
  • RETAIL, BAIT & TACKLE
  • RETAIL, DRINKS
  • RETAIL, FIREWOOD
  • RETAIL, ICE
  • RETAIL, SNACKS
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Theme Park
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Fees and Cancellation Policies

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 01 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
Standard Non-Electric $11.00
Standard Electric $16.00
Shelters $25.00
Day-use Lodge $100.00-$200.00
Off Peak Season
Oct 01 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
Standard Non-Electric $6.00
Standard Electric $11.00
Shelters $25.00
Day-use Lodge $100.00-$200.00
Walk In Season
Nov 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
Standard Non-Electric $6.00
Standard Electric $11.00
Shelters $25.00
Day-use Lodge $100.00-$200.00
Walk In Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Mar 31 2015
Standard Non-Electric $6.00
Standard Electric $11.00
Shelters $25.00
Day-use Lodge $100.00-$200.00
Off Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Apr 30 2015
Standard Non-Electric $6.00
Standard Electric $11.00
Shelters $25.00
Day-use Lodge $100.00-$200.00
Peak Season
May 01 2015 -
Sep 30 2015
Standard Non-Electric $11.00
Standard Electric $16.00
Shelters $25.00
Day-use Lodge $100.00-$200.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.37083, -95.16472
43°22'15"N, 95°9'53"W

Located on the west side of West Lake Okoboji off of Hwy 86.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Gull Point State Park
1500 Harpen Street
Milford  IA  51351

Phone Number:

Information:  (712) 337-3211
Additional Information