Site Details

Iowa Lakeside Laboratory - Dickinson County

GPS Coordinates: 43.3787582, -95.1838946

Management: State

Description: A teaching and research property serving Iowa's universities, this site is situated on the west shoreline of West Okoboji just north of Gull Point State Park. It houses teaching laboratories and classrooms, cabins and dining hall, and is located within a mix of woodlands and grasslands,

Habitat: Mixed oak woodlands with small patches of open grasslands, plu a larger native prairie on the north end of the lab's property. Serves a variety of woodland and grassland birds, as well as a variety of gulls and waterfowl on adjacent West Okoboji Lake.

Directions: From the interrsection with U.S. 71 just north of Milford, turn west on IA Highway 86, following it about 5 miles west and north until arriving at Lakeside Lab along the east side of the highway, OR take IA highway 86 south from its intersection with IA High 9 near the NW corner of West Okoboji Lake.