Barefoot
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The Marina District
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The Marina District
Okoboji, Iowa

The Marina District

Located in Iowa Great Lakes. Boat, cruise, dine and shop with us!

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Marinas

Established in 1886, Parks Marina a multi-location business and the largest boat dealership in Iowa, with two locations on Lake Okoboji. Our flagship location is on East Lake Okoboji, featuring sales, service, dry rack storage, hoist rental, and a large assortment of water accessories. We offer two bar and restaurant options and are most famously known for the World Famous Barefoot Bar.

Our sister marina Okoboji Boat Works, is Okoboji's oldest marina located on West Lake Okoboji, in the heart of Smith's Bay. Okoboji Boat Works provides seasonal and daily slip rentals, 24 hour gas dock, ship store, boutique, boat rentals, cruises, and is home to the famous Fish Shack that is open to the public when not cruising.

Parks Marina in Sioux Falls, SD was established in 1999 and features, boat sales, service, parts and accessories.

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Boats in Storage

Dining

From pancakes and pizzas to seafood, enjoy four unique dining options throughout The Marina District with all locations accessible via boat.

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Patio Dinning

Shopping

Home of the world famous Barefoot Apparel as seen all over the world.

Palm at the Park in The Central Emporium is the most colorful store in Okoboji carrying Lilly Pulitzer, Vineyard Vines and more.

West Boutique located at Okoboji Boat Works has a largest selection of women's swim and other ladies fashion.  

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Shopping

Rentals

Get out on the water. Our boat rentals are located at Okoboji Boat Works and offer pontoons and runabout. Captain your own boat or drivers can be provided for an additional cost.

We also provide event space room rentals at Parks Boat Club located at Parks Marina.

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Rentals

Cruise

All aboard!

Cruise with us. Offering public and private cruises on our fleet of nine excursion boat. During the summer cruising season we offer daily cruising options. 

Our private cruises can be tailored for any event. Birthday parties, weddings, corporate events and more.

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Cruises

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Winter Games

Winter Games 2023. Join us for the coldest party in town!

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10th Annual Battle of the Bartender Charity Event

Winter Games kickoff event!

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A Winter Games Tradition

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Marinas

  • Parks Marina Okoboji

    Located on East Lake Okoboji offering sales, service, storage, boat rentals, pro-shops, and specialty retail stores. Featuring boat brands by Barletta Pontoons, Cobalt Boats, Crownline, Crest, Nautique, Premier,  Robalo, South Bay and Supra

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  • Parks Marina Sioux Falls

    Located on 4300 Cliff Ave in Sioux Falls, South Dakota was an expansion of Parks Marina Okoboji and is a full services marina.

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  • Okoboji Boat Works

    Located on West Lake Okoboji, Okoboji Boat Works (OBW) is Okoboji's oldest marina. It is the central location for our excursion boats as well as pontoon and boat rentals. Home to the world's largest Fish Shake and the legendary Shake the Lake cruise.

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Dining

  • Snapper Turtle Bay Café

    Snappers Turtle Bay Cafe and enjoy our relaxing laid back island atmosphere that you can only find along the waters of Turtle Bay. Open to the public for lunch and dinner. 

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  • The Barefoot Bar

    The Barefoot Bar is your authentic Key West inspired tiki bar with Palm Trees in Iowa! Beach-fare food, free live entertainment and famous Full Moon Parties. Shop for your shirt or souvenir with the world-famous Barefoot logo. 

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  • The Garden

    Located on the shores of West Lake Okoboji The Gardens has it all. Live entertainment, tons of tvs and enjoy great food and drinks!

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  • O’Farrel Sisters

    An Okoboji icon, OFS is Okoboji's oldest diner and is like taking a step back in time. A breakfast and lunch spot that is a family pleaser serving up their famous cakes and pies since 1941. 

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Shops

  • The Barefoot

    Get our World famous Barefoot clothing. Our foot has traveled around the globe and is easily recognized by fellow patrons and previous visitors. While The Barefoot is not open year around you can still get your Barefoot clothing online or in our Parks Marina Pro Shop.

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  • Palm At The Park

    Palm at the Park located on the top level of The Central Emporium is the the most colorful store in Okoboji carrying Lilly Pulitzer, Vineyard Vines and more.

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  • West Boutique

    West Boutique located at Okoboji Boat Works has a largest selection of women's swim and other lady's fashion.  

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  • The Central Emporium

    Built in 1901 The Central Emporium started off as a dance hall on the shores of West Lake Okoboji. After modifications and renovations throughout the decades The Central Emporium now serves as a boutique shopping mall and includes two restaurants.

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Rentals

  • Boat, Pontoon and Waverunner Rentals

    Get out on the water. Our boat rentals are located at Okoboji Boat Works and offer pontoons and runabout. Captain your own boat or drivers can be provided for an additional cost.

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  • Event Space Rental

    Parks Boat Club located above Snappers at Parks Marina is Okoboji's premier event space. No matter the event we can accommodate your needs.

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  • Central Emporium Penthouse Rental

    Stay on the very top of Okoboji at the penthouse located top level of The Central Emporium. Enjoy a unique stay with gorgeous West Lake views

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Cruises

  • Private Cruises

    Enjoy a unique Okoboji experience with a private cruise. Our private cruises can be tailored for any event. Birthday parties, weddings, corporate events and more.

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  • Public Cruises

    Get out on the water with one of our public cruises. Our public cruising season runs from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend and offer daily cruising options. 

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  • Specialy Cruises

    Enjoy one of our novelty cruises - Light up the Night, Lost Shaker of Salt or Vikings cruise. Also enjoy extend holiday dock hops on Memorial Day, July 4th week and Labor Day weekend.

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