- Situated on the south side of
Worthington, Okabena is a very charming lake. Excel Energy constructed a series
of huge wind generators not far from here, because it blows...a lot!
Each summer the shores of Okabena become the home of the
Worthington Windsurf Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival. Musicians
and windsurfers flock to this lazy little town for a weekend of fun. The lake
ignites with color as windsurfers and kiters enjoy the clean wind and smooth
water. The local community puts on quite an event that leaves everyone smiling.
- Lakefront Park Located
on the NE side of Lake Okabena, it is closest to the town, has a low profile
to the water level and a nice staging area next to the lake. This is the official
Windsurfing beach for the Regatta.
- Centennial Park Located
on the north side of the lake, it has a low profile to the water level, ample
parking, a bathroom, shelterhouse, playground, volleyball court and open area
for frisbee etc.
- Vogt Park Located on the
west side of the lake, it is very small, it has a medium high profile to the
water level, and very little parking.
How to Get
- From Minneapolis there are two
alternative routes. 1) Highway 35 to Albert Lea, West on 90 to Worthington
or 2) Highway 169 to Mankato and then Highway 60 to Worthington
- For further information, check
out the Worthington Chamber of Commerce