Storm Lake

Enjoy music, theater, arts, a vibrant downtown, diverse dining opportunities, and athletics at Buena Vista University. Outdoor recreation includes an indoor/outdoor waterpark resort; lakeshore parks and campgrounds; biking and walking trails; two marinas; and public access for boating, fishing, and swimming.

Fun Facts

Storm Lake is the fourth largest glacier lake in Iowa, spanning more than 3,200 acres and considered the region's best for walleye fishing. 

Storm Lake and Area Population

  • 2010 Census: 10,600

  • 2015 Estimate: 12,500

  • Buena Vista County: 20,493

Other Information

The Storm Lake area is home to a vibrant business and industrial community and quality of life for which residents travel a great distance. A savvy workforce and a low cost of living provide unique operating advantages to both business and industry.

The National Council for Home Safety and Security named Storm Lake the 13th safest city in Iowa on its 2019 list, based on safety and crime statistics.

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