Heads Up: Detour Ahead

Highway 71 between Spirit Lake and Okoboji will be undergoing some improvements in 2023. While Bridges Bay is not located on this highway or near the construction site, it may impact travel plans to and throughout the region during your stay.

Construction began Spring of 2023, with a pause between Memorial and Labor Day. The project has resumed for Fall 2023 with Stage 2 currently in effect.

Have questions about how this impacts your travels? Call: 712.332.2202

For additional information on this project, check out: https://iowadot.gov/lakes71

Stage 2 begins September 5, 2023 with a complete closure of the causeway bridge (Ackley St. to Lake Shore Dr.) on September 18. The causeway was reopened on Thursday, September 29.


Will include intersection reconstruction in Arnolds Park and Okoboji.

Arnolds Park
reconstruction locations:

  • NB from Benit Dr. through Broadway St.
  • Bascom St.
  • Ackley Street through Lake Shore Dr. (Causeway bridge)

Okoboji intersection
reconstruction locations:

  • North of Lake Shore/Gordon Drive to Sanborn Ave.
  • Sanborn Avenue (East half)
  • North of Sanborn to Stakeout Rd. (Temporary Pavement)

Have Travel Questions?

Our team is excited to welcome you to our resort! If you need any assistance preparing for your trip or with directions along the way, give us a call!