Description
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.

Sites
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 There
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 site
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