The Narrows Preserve Open House

Join us in celebration of the protection and opening of The Narrows Preserve — a new 50-acre preserve on the shores of East Lake Okoboji. Protected through the quick action of many generous supporters and partnering organizations, the nonprofit Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is now the owner and manager of this property conserved to protect wildlife habitat, water quality and the natural character of the Lakes.

Chat with INHF land stewardship staff about planned restoration work, gain insight into the importance of this wildlife corridor and share in the joy of this successful protection story.

No RSVP necessary – come and go as you please and relax in the quiet of one of the last stretches of privately-owned, undeveloped shorelines on East Lake Okoboji.

Please bring:

  • Water bottle
  • Sturdy boots or shoes and clothes suitable for a brief walk if desired (less than 1/2 mile on mowed path)


  • We will have some off-road transportation available to shuttle people to the overlook upon request. Please let us know if you anticipate this need.
  • Restrooms on-site


Saturday, June 11, 2022

10:00am - 12:00pm

Elinor Bedell State Park Shelter
1619 260th Ave.
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Erin Griffin