Spirit Lake travel guide

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You're Going to Love Spirit Lake

With a population of 4,840, Spirit Lake is a must-see destination in Iowa, United States.

When to visit Spirit Lake

Spirit Lake in April
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Spirit Lake in April
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Spirit Lake in July, when the average temperature is 23 °C, and the highest can go up to 28 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -13 °C, with an average temperature of -8 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in May, when precipitation is around 109 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Spirit Lake, with an average rainfall of 10 mm.

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How to Get to Spirit Lake


Although Spirit Lake doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Sioux Falls Joe Foss Field (FSD), which is located 83 miles from Spirit Lake.


Another option to get to Spirit Lake is to pick up a car hire from Minneapolis, which is about 141 miles from Spirit Lake. You’ll find branches of Alamo and Sixt, among others, in Minneapolis.

Airlines serving Spirit Lake

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Air France
Good (838 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,267 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,206 reviews)
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Alaska Airlines
Excellent (4,284 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (602 reviews)
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Aer Lingus
Good (718 reviews)
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Copa Airlines
Good (685 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (376 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,445 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (512 reviews)
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Air New Zealand
Good (215 reviews)
Allegiant Air
Good (413 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Spirit Lake

Hiring a car in Spirit Lake

Expect to pay $1.86 per litre in Spirit Lake (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.26 and $29.68.