FAQ

  1. I am coming from out of town, where can I stay? Check out these fantastic lodging options we have for you, your friends, and your family!
  2. Who can I call for a ride if I can’t find a parking spot somewhere? Check out these taxi services in the area.
  3. Have you ever cancelled the games due to lack of snow &/or ice?  NO!  The games have never been cancelled as we can play on or off the ice!
  4. What should I expect at the Polar Plunge? – The Polar Plunge takes place on the State Pier in the Arnolds Park Amusement Park on the Saturday of Winter Games.  Registration begins at 2:15 pm.  Please have a friend or family member hold your dry clothing and belongings.  Bring a towel and a sense of courage as people begin jumping into the frozen waters of West Lake Okoboji at 3 pm.  Cost is $20 and no complaining as this is a benefit for the Arnolds Park Okoboji Fire & Rescue Department, those volunteers on-hand to pull you out of a bad situation!
  5. Do I need a State of Iowa User permit for my snowmobile and/or ATV?  Yes! – IOWA RESIDENTS: all snowmobiles must have a user permit, yet OHV’s are not required to and proof of insurance required on all vehicles.  NON RESIDENTS:  all snowmobiles and OHV’s must have user permits & proof of insurance required.  User permits can be purchased at the Dickinson County Recorder’s Office in the Courthouse on the corner of Hill Avenue & Hwys 9/71 and anywhere hunting & fishing licenses are sold (Hy-Vee Food Store, Sunshine Foods, Kabele’s Trading Post, Oh Shucks Bait Shop, Wal Mart, Fisherman’s Factory Outlet and Stan’s Bait & Tackle).
  6. Snowmobilers.indd Where can I obtain a list of activities for the weekend?  Check out the Schedule page on this website, www.lakesnewshopper.com and www.exploreokoboji.com.