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Emerson Bay State Recreation Area

3100 Emerson St

Emerson Bay is a great place for a family picnic. Emerson Bay Lighthouse Point has a shelterthat is available and may be reserved online through the park reservation system.This shelter is also conveniently located near a sand beach, an open grass recreation area, and a playground. The lighthouse tower also provides the user with a spectacular view of West Lake Okoboji.


Allen Howey

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
One of the best campgrounds we've ever stayed in. Definitely the best state campground we've stayed at. And the rates are half the price of the private campgrounds. Kid friendly campgrounds but quiet in the evening. Nice swimming area . Three boat ramps.

Rudy Trias

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Made last minute reservations 2 days prior, arrived around 10pm and GF&P even helped light up the site for me to back in. Clean grounds, good people, always love the full hookups, close to towns for shopping and sight seeing, bit crowded but our site was spacious. Trails, beach, playgrounds very nice and our dogs were happy too. Very quiet during quiet time, enjoyed very much.


Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Decent campground. Wish the campers were not so close together. I like a little space.....

Heidi Conroy

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Slight discrepancy on sites that are avail. Had to move tents after all set up. But girl in shack was very helpful. Beautiful park

Larry Hoyer

Sunday, July 29, 2018
Very nice management and well cared for campground. When looking for a campsite around Spencer try out Emerson!

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