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Big Spirit Lake

Big Spirit Lake, area Community

Come relax, ski, and fish on Big Spirit Lake.  Though not connected to the chain of lakes, Big Spirit provides all the activities you would desire, but without all of the hustle and bustle and traffic.  A sign of how popular Big Spirit Lake is to live, is the fact that even though the lake is the largest in the Iowa Great Lakes at over 5600 acres, properties simply do not come on the market as often as some of the othe rlakes.  Big Spirit Lake is also the largest natural lake in the state. The lake itself offers 16 miles of shoreline with an average depth of 17 feet. Real Estate on Big Spirit Lake is always dynamic and caters to your pocketbook from a small lake retreat, a large year round home or a low maintenance condo.  Summer and winter fishing are always popular in Anglers bay, and Big Spirit provides some of the nicest approaches to the lake anywhere in the county.   Land prices on Big Spirit will range from about $6000-$10000 per running lake foot depending on location, depth of lot, and approach to the lake.  Big Spirit is also a shallower lake with max depth of only 24 feet and average depth of 17 feet.

The following is from Wikipedia:

Big Spirit Lake is a natural body of water, approximately 5,684 acres (2,300 ha) in area, in Dickinson County in northwest Iowa in the United States. It is part of the chain of lakes known as the Iowa Great Lakes, the northern shore of the lake straddles the border with Minnesota. It is the largest natural lake in Iowa. The Dakotah Indian name for the lake was Minnewaukon. Early French traders named it Lac D' Esprit after the Indian legends of an evil spirit who dwelled in the lake.

Its maximum depth is 24 feet (7.3 m), and the mean depth is 17 feet (5 m). The drainage area of the lake is approximately 22 square miles (57 km²). It has a drainage area of approximately 75 mi² (194 km²), most of which is in Minnesota.

Geology

Geologically, the lake, like its neighbors, is a glacial pothole, a remnant of the most recent ice age approximately 13,000 years ago.

Recreation

The lake is a popular fishing destination in the region. It contains over 40 species of fish, 13 of which are typically caught. Fishing for walleye and yellow perch is typically done by boat or through the ice. Fishing for bullhead is common from the shore during the spring. A state-operated fish hatchery also provides significant populations of largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, muskie, crappie, and bluegill.

The Iowa all-time big fish records for freshwater drum and muskellunge were set from catches in the lake.

 

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Big Spirit Lake Homes For Sale

Residential for Sale at 13360 Templar Drive S 12 Photos

Come take a look at this beautiful home tucked away in quiet Templar Park. This location has the best of both worlds, with breathtaking...

  • 20-1373MLS #
  • 1BATHS
  • 2BEDS
  • 600SQFT
Listed by : INGVALL REAL ESTATE TEAM, MARY LYNN INGVALL
Land for Sale at 000 240th Avenue 3 9 Photos

Here's what you've been waiting for. No need to tear down a cabin. This residential lot is ready to go and is perfectly sloped for a...

  • 20-1300MLS #
  • N/ABATHS
  • N/ABEDS
  • 8575SQFT
Listed by : EXIT REALTY MIDWEST, BRAD SANDERSON
Residential for Sale at 25611 105th Street 13 Photos

This property has 50 feet of lakeshore including a sand beach on the North Shore of Big Spirit Lake and a 252 foot deep lot. 2 bedroom...

  • 20-1288MLS #
  • 1BATHS
  • 2BEDS
  • 1008SQFT
Listed by : EXIT REALTY MIDWEST, GEORGE BOWER

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