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Welcome to Storm Lake! We are pleased to provide the greatest hospitality on the refreshing shores of our picturesque lake. With housing options to meet every need, delicious food and beverage options, and exciting entertainment, we’ll ensure your experience is one to remember. Have a Nice Ride!

No bars? No problem!

Download the King’s Pointe Have a Nice Ride Guide and save it on your phone. In it, you can find everything you need to know about the Storm Lake overnight visit … even if your phone isn’t working!

With a few extra thousand users, there may be disruptions to cellular service. We will bring in booster stations to assist the current cellular infrastructure, but we want you to be prepared to take advantage of all the things to do … even if you can’t get a signal on your phone!

Download and save the mobile-sized King’s Pointe Have a Nice Ride Guide here. Save it to an easily accessed location on your phone, and you’ll have offline access to all the info that you need. 

Download the full-size King’s Pointe Have a Nice Ride Guide here!

A copy of the Have a Nice Ride Guide will be available at each of our info centers and on the shuttles. 

And a big thank you to the Storm Lake Times Pilot for providing the Storm Lake RAGBRAI tabloid, which will be available in Sioux City and at all the info centers in Storm Lake. 

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Unfortunately, all the local hosts who volunteered to open their homes and yards for riders to stay with have been assigned to the riders and teams who already submitted completed housing applications. If you know someone – or know someone who knows someone – we encourage you to reach out to them directly to arrange your stay. The RAGBRAI committee will not be able to place any additional riders in local homes at this time.


We still have plenty of amazing camping opportunities in Storm Lake.


Storm Lake has several camping options to meet your individual or group needs. Take a look below and find out which is right for you!

  • The Main Campground is set up at the Field of Dreams (501 W. 10th St.) for riders who do not have a support vehicle. The truck carrying luggage will be there waiting to be matched with your bracelet and picked up. Signs will direct riders to their campground as they come into Storm Lake, and space is first-come first-served. There will be five shower trailers located near the main campground behind Hy Vee (1250 N Lake Ave Ste 2) by the loading docks. Signage will direct riders to showers from the main campground.

  • The RV Campground is located in the west and north Storm Lake High School (621 Tornado Dr) parking lots, the Prairie Lakes AEA (824 Flindt Drive) parking lot and Tyson Employee parking lot (555 Oates Street). These sites are first-come first-served. RVs will be coming into town from the south on US highway 71 and will go West on East Milwaukee to the high school. RVs should enter using the bus lane in the parking lot and will be directed from there. Showers in the high school will be available from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm.

  • The Quiet and Family Campground is located at the Storm Lake Middle School (1811 Hyland Dr) and space is first-come first-served. These campers are able to use the showers and bathrooms in the middle school. Showers at the middle school will be open from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm.

  • The Support Vehicle Campgrounds provide independent camping opportunities at Sunrise Park (1520 E Lakeshore Dr) and the East School Campus and Ballfields (East Fourth Street and Flindt Drive), as well as the Storm Lake Elementary School (1810 Hyland Dr) on the west side of town. Camping spots at this location are first-come first-served. There will be three shower trailers located at the corner of Cedar and Lakeshore Drive in Lakeside for those camping in Sunrise Park (1520 E Lakeshore Dr). Other showers are located throughout town and can be located on the main map.


  • Charter Campgrounds have been predetermined, reserved and assigned to charter groups. The locations will be on the main map and will be provided to the charter groups. Please contact your charter group for more information.

  • Team and Group Campgrounds are assigned to Radio Park (100-242 Flindt Dr) and Lakeside (96 Lakeshore Dr) by Lakeside Marina. Larger groups will be assigned specific locations to camp while smaller teams and groups will be able to find campsites on their own in Lakeside. There will be three shower trailers located at the corner of Cedar and Lakeshore Drive in Lakeside.

Showers and Sanitaton

Storm Lake has contracted with several companies to provide shower facilities to our visitors. Shower trailer locations will also be identified on the map. Typical shower fee is $8.


Porta pots/kybos will be placed throughout town and are noted on the map. All showers availabe in the camping areas will be shut down at 9:00 p.m.


Water Stations

Fight the heat and stay hydrated by making a stop at our convenient water station. Water will be available at the main campground–Field of Dreams (501 W. 10th St.) for you to fill up your bottles!

Food & Drink

Fuel up after a long ride! Most of our food offerings will be set up in the main venue; others are located around Storm Lake. Food vendors’ hours will be announced at a later date.


The Beer Garden in the main entertainment venue opens at 3:00 p.m.


  • Amos Deans Catering: Slow Smoked Beef Brisket, BBQ Pork, Elote Style Sweet Corn, BLT, House Made Sausage

  • Bearded Jackal Street Food: Rice bowls and global tacos

  • Bernatllo's Foods: Brew Pub "Lotzza Motzza" Pizza has a half pound of award winning mozzarella cheese. We will serve cheese, pepperoni, sausage, and sausage & pepperoni. 1/4 pizza and whole pizza.

  • Big Foot's BBQ: Steak or pork sandwiches, nachos or fries with BBQ mac, chips, fries, pop and water


  • Brightside's Food Truck: Brightside burgers, chicken strips, cali fries, grilled sandwiches (philly, grilled cheese, BLT, Brightside melt), fried sides & desserts, (Fries, onion rings, cheese balls, churros, raspberry cheesecake chimis) lemonade, water, energy drinks  


  • Caribbean KitchenCaribbean Rice bowls, Jamaican food, fresh grilled Jerk chicken served over a bed of jasmine rice and beans topped with corn, cucumber, tomatoes, cheese, fresh grilled chicken topped with real mangoes served over a bed of jasmine rice and beans, Jambalaya with chicken, sausage, shrimps.


  • Chad’s Pizza: Pizza fresh from the smoker.


  • Cornerstone for LifePork burgers or hamburgers with bun and toppings; cheesy potatoes, mac & cheese, carrot sticks, apples, water, soda


  • Karam’s GrillMediterranean cuisine: lamb gyros, chicken shawarma pita(moroccan-style), vegetarian falafel pita, mini steak pita, stir-fry pita, chicken fajita pita, chicken shawarma bowl, falafel bowl 

  • King's Pointe: Steak sandwiches, fish sandwiches, hamburgers and cheeseburgers and fruit bowls


  • Los Primos Grill's "In the Bag": Fajitas, Rice Bowl, Burritos, Large Soft Flour or Corn Taco, Walking Tacos, Nachos Grandes, Taco Salad, fajita Dinner, Homemade Salsa & Chips, Spanish Rice or Refried Beans, Real Fruit Smoothies, Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, Bottled Water & Pop, Walking Gyros, Los Primos Original Gyrrito, Walking Tacos, Walking Nacho Grande, Walking Taco Salad, Real Fruit Smoothies

  • Mis Potrillo's: Raspados, nachos and fruit


  • NopalWalking tacos, Nachos, burritos, quesadilla, tacos

  • Pacific Rim: Wok fried veggies with noodles and fresh squeezed lemonade

  • Plymouth Co Pork Producers: Pork chop in a glove and water


  • Rockett Fuel BBQ: Wood smoked BBQ sandwiches, tacos, baked potatoes, smoked tenderloin, brisket, loaded mac & cheese and loaded fries


  • Theravada Buddhist Society of IowaSticky rice , BBQ, water, soda

  • Tyson Fresh Meats: Pork chop sandwich, water and chips


  • Whip Delight: Pineapple flavored Dole Soft Serve Ice Cream, freezer pops, slap koozies and water

  • The Bridge of Storm Lake and Witter Gallery: Coffee and muffinsMonday Morning only 

  • Renear, LLC: Greek gyro, chicken gyro, falafel wrap, Greek salad, chicken salad, falafel salad, fried zucchini, fried eggplant, seasoned fries, cheese sticks, veggie curry with rice, baklava, bottled drinks

There are clubs and organizations providing meals at various locations around Storm Lake:


  • Knights of Columbus: Spaghetti, salad, pie, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages at 1507 E. Lakeshore Dr

  • Kampens Catering: Grilled Iowa ribeye steak or pork sandwich meal with coleslaw, mac & cheese, baked beans, cookie and water at SL Middle School 1881 Hyland Dr.

  • ​Goodwill: Walking taco meal, pulled pork meal for Sunday; Pancakes, sausage and fruit on Monday at 229 W. Milwaukee

  • Field of Dreams Concessions: Concession food at the Main Campground, W. 10th St. (Sunday Night) and breakfast brats, fresh donuts, bananas, Gatorade, water and Liquid IV water packets (Monday Morning)

  •  Hv-Vee Market Grille:  All you care to eat Breakfast buffet – scrambled eggs, sausage links, bacon, cheesy hashbrown potatoes, biscuits & gravy, assorted pastries, fountain drink, coffee or tea (Monday Morning)

  • Patty's Pit Stop: BBQ smoked brats, pulled pork or brisket sandwich, pulled pork BBQ nachos, mac & cheese, panini BBQ sandwiches with sides and drinks at 1211 N. Lake Ave.

  • St. John Lutheran Church: Baked potato bar with toppings and ice cream sundae bar with toppings (no nuts) at 402 Lake Ave N

  • St. Mary's Catholic Church: Pork loin sandwiches, soft serve ice cream and lemonade at 300 E. 3rd St. 

  • St Mark's Lutheran Church: Spaghetti with meat sauce or spaghetti with non-meat sauce, French bread, lettuce salad, ice cream cup and bottled water at 1614 West 5th Street. 

  • Hy-Vee Market Grill: Fired chicken dinner with 2 pieces of fried chicken, green beans, cheesy potatoes and a drink at 1250 N Lake Ave (Sunday Night)

  • King's Pointe Regatta Grille: Steak or fish sandwiches, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and fruit bowls at the AWAYSIS Parking Lot and Sunrise Pointe Golf Club House

  • Girl Scout Troop #31080 form Ida Grove: At the AWAYSIS Parking Lot

Restaurants Open Sunday

  • Abelardos (7 a.m -12 a.m.) Full Menu

  • Better Day Cafe  - Open

  • Brewsters (12 p.m. - 12 a.m.)

  • China House (11 a.m. -2 p.m.; 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Full Menu

  • Grand Central Coffee - West (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.),  East  (8 a.m. - 11 p.m.) 

  • Jimmy John’s (10 a.m. - 9 p.m.) Full Menu

  • Lakeshore Cafe (7 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

  • Mcdonald’s (7 a.m. -11 p.m.) Full Menu

  • Pizza Hut (10:30 a.m. -9 p.m.) Full Menu

  • Pizza Ranch (11 a.m. - 9 p.m.) Full Menu

  • Plaza Mexico (11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.)

  • Puff's (10 a.m. - 2 a.m.)

  • Regatta (7 a.m. - 9 p.m.) - Limited Menu

  • Scooter’s Coffee (6 a.m. - 8 p.m.) Full Menu

  • Subway (9 a.m. - 10 p.m.) Full Menu

  • La Juanitas (9 a.m. -11 p.m.) 

  • Villager (10:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

  • Hardee’s (6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.) Full Menu

  • Arby’s (10 a.m. - 11 p.m.) Full Menu

  • China One Buffet (11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.) Full Menu

  • Dairy Queen (10 a.m. - 10 p.m.) Full Menu

  • Lakeshore Pho (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.)

  • Malarky’s (8 a.m. - 2 a.m.)

  • Moose Lodge (10:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.)

  • La Isla (10 a.m. - 9 p.m.)

  • La Original Resturante Y Pupuseria (9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m)

  • Valentinas Meat Market ( 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.)

  • Delicias Bakery (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

  • Tienda El Mexicano 2 (9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.)

  • Taqueria Guanajuanto (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) 

  • Total Nutrition (1p.m. - 6 p.m.)


Restaurants Open Monday

  • Abelardo’s (7 a.m. - 12 a.m.) Full Menu

  • Better Day Cafe (8 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

  • Brewsters (2 p.m. - 2 a.m.)

  • China House (4:30 - 8 p.m.) Full Menu

  • Grand Central Coffee (6 a.m. - 8 p.m.)

  • Jimmy John’s (10 a.m. - 9 p.m.) Full Menu

  • Lakeshore Cafe (7 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.)

  • McDonald’s (7 a.m. - 11 p.m.) Full Menu

  • Pizza Hut (10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.) Full Menu

  • Pizza Ranch (11 a.m. - 9 p.m.) Full Menu

  • Plaza Mexico (11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.) 

  • Puff's (Opens at 6 a.m.)

  • Regatta (7 a.m. - 9 p.m.) - Limited Menu

  • Scooter’s Coffee (6 a.m. - 8 p.m.) Full Menu

  • Subway (9 a.m. - 10 p.m.) Full Menu

  • La Juanitas (9 a.m. - 11 p.m.) 

  • Villager (10:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

  • Hardee’s (6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.) Full Menu

  • Arby’s (10 a.m. - 11 p.m.) Full Menu

  • Dairy Queen (10 a.m. - 10 p.m.) Full Menu

  • Smoken’ Herford’s (11 a.m. - 9 p.m.) 

  • La Isla (10 a.m. - 9 p.m.)

  • La Original Resturante Y Pupuseria (9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m)

  • Valentinas Meat Market ( 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.)

  • Delicias Bakery (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

  • Tienda El Mexicano 2 (9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.)

  • Taqueria Guanajuanto )8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) 

Ice Locations

  • Al’s (8 a.m. - 11 p.m.)

  • Beer Thirty (9 a.m. - 11 p.m.)

  • Walmart (6 a.m. - 11 p.m.)

  • Hy-Vee (6 a.m. - 10 p.m.)

  • Dollar General (9 a.m. - 8 p.m.)

  • Casey’s Milwaukee (3 a.m. - 12 a.m.)

  • Casey’s Flindt (5 a.m. - 11 p.m.)

  • Delicias (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.)

Interested in being a vendor for RAGBRAI? Complete this form, and we’ll be in touch.

Information Centers

Storm Lake has several Information Center locations to support you and help point you in the right direction.  


  • We will have a bulletin board at the Main Information Center where you can connect with your team or fellow riders – old-school style – if you’re unable to locate your group or encounter issues with cell service.


  • The Information Center for RVs and support vehicles is located at Storm Lake High School (621 Tornado Dr) in the Bus Lane on Tornado Drive. This center will be open 6:00 am-2:00 pm.



  • RAGBRAI Nation will also have an Information Center at the Field of Dreams (501 W. 10th St.). 


You can learn more about Storm Lake by visiting the City’s and Storm Lake United’s webpage. 


There are ATMs available throughout the community: 


Auto Repair Shops

  • Napa Storm Lake (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

  • Walmart Auto Care (7 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

  • Storm Lake Towing (24 hrs)

  • Alexander’s Garage (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

  • O’Rielly’s (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Ride Right

RAGBRAI 50 is coming your way on Sunday, July 23rd! We want to help you be ready for the great event. We also want you to know what to expect on that day as the 30,000-plus bike riders and support crew come to Storm Lake for the first overnight from Sioux City on their way to Carroll.


You will see cyclists forever. You may have a hard time entering and/or crossing the road. Please try and keep the right side of the road and shoulder clear of objects and debris. Please limit automobile use on the marked bicycle routes through town. If you park on the route, please be careful when opening doors.


Cyclists are a fun group of people, but we want them to respect your property.


Please be aware of these precautions:

  • Cyclists will be passing throughout the day. You will have a hard time crossing the road or getting out of your driveway. Plan accordingly.

  •  Should you invite any cyclists on your property, be aware you are liable if anyone gets hurt.

  • For the safety of your pets and the riders, keep pets and animals penned or leashed.

  • Please keep children away from the road and pathway of RAGBRAI.

  •  Keep all water stands, etc., on the right side of the road. The road will not be closed that day and you do not want cyclists to have to cross oncoming traffic to get to you.

  • Make sure there is plenty of room for the riders to pull their bikes off the highway to the right.

  • Discourage young people in your town from joining in as the riders come into town and as they are leaving town in the morning. Most are inexperienced in riding with large groups, and many accidents involving young people happen every year.

  • Don’t give riders “high-fives” Accidents can be caused when a rider reaches out to touch a hand, plus

  • It’s dangerous to have anyone that close to the bicycle route.

  • Don’t spray riders with water unless you ask them. Many don’t want water on their supplies they

  • carry on their bike or on their expensive equipment. This can distract riders and cause accidents when they try to dodge the water.

  • Do not hand flyers or anything else to the riders as they come into town. Riders can’t carry anything on their bicycles. Reaching for something is distracting and could cause them to have an accident.

  • Handouts/maps should be distributed in the campgrounds or downtown after the riders are off their bikes.

  • Use caution when opening car doors with the increased bicycle traffic. Residents should look in all directions before opening car doors that could injure cyclists or force them to swerve.


On behalf of the organizers and volunteers of the Storm Lake RAGBRAI committee, we thank you for your hospitality for RAGBRAI L. Please join us in showing our RAGBRAI guests the pride of Iowa.

Shuttle Services

There will be several routes. Shuttles will be running from 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.




First Aid

First aid stations hours will be announced at a later time and are  located at Field of Dreams (501 W. 10th St.) and Chautauqua Park (401 Chautauqua Park Dr) Shelter House.


Parking is first come first served. If parking in the community, please do not block any streets, alleys or driveways and be aware of any “No Parking” signs. 


  • RV parking will be directed from the RV and support vehicle information center at Storm Lake High School (621 Tornado Dr). RVs must check in at the high school. All parking is first come first served, as parking is limited.


Things to do

Storm Lake United Lake Avenue Promenade:

Enjoy our wonderful downtown as you pass through from the campground areas to the center of all the action!

  • Harker House is open at 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. A historical 1875 home museum is a step back in time. Learn more at Free admission if you are wearing your Storm Lake RAGBRAI t-shirt or a free will donation.


  • Santa’s Castle is a historical museum of historical animatronic Christmas window displays. Open from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. on the corner of 5th Street and Erie Street.


  • Witter Art Gallery will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located at 609 Cayuga Street.


  • There are a number of wood carvings throughout town that are created as part of Storm Lake’s annual Wood, Wine, and Blues festival that takes place in August.


  • There are lighthouses that have been decorated by local artists throughout town.


  • The Vista 3 Theater in downtown Storm Lake will be open. 


  • Pirate’s Pointe Mini Golf at Sunrise Pointe Golf Course.


  • The Buena Vista County Historical Society Museum will be open from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • Blessing of the Bikes: This brief, open-air prayer service is organized by the Gospel Fellowship, an inter-denominational network of church and ministry leaders committed to partnering for the flourishing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Join us for a Blessing of the Bikes on Monday morning at 7 and 8 am at Awaysis Park Beach.

Severe Weather

Storm watches and warnings are issued by the National Weather Service. All watches and warnings will be monitored by the Buena Vista County Communications Center and the RAGBRAI Command Center.


If severe storms are approaching the community and region, the following measures will be used to notify residents and visitors. Visitors and residents are reminded that if severe weather is threatening, they should monitor local television and radio stations for real time weather updates.

  • Notifications will be made to all first responders using their pertinent radio frequencies.

  • Public Safety vehicles will be used in the event venues to announce watches and warnings via their PA systems.

  •  Weather warnings and watches will be texted and emailed via the AlertIowa system.

  • All bikers and their support people are encouraged to sign up for the free system to receive text and email messages throughout the entire week-long RAGBRAI event. You can download the smart911 app to sign up for the location based alerts by going to 

  • Storm spotters will be deployed when necessary.


Emergency shelters will not be opened for rain and thunderstorm events. They will only be opened when approaching weather is determined to be hazardous and threatening following consultation between public safety and event management staff.

In the case of a Tornado Warning the following measures will be taken:

  • Outdoor Warning Sirens will be activated per protocol.

  • All notification modes will be used.

  • All persons will be advised to move towards the nearest shelter.

  • Shuttle buses will be re-routed to facilitate movement to shelters.

  • Storm Spotters will be deployed according to protocol.

BVU Siebens School of Business / Forum 401 Grand Ave

BVU Center for Sculpture and Ceramics: 420 Grand Ave

BVU Edson Hall: 302 College

BVU Dixon Eilers Hall: 612 W 4th 

BVU Lage Communications Center: 320 Grand

BVU Social Science and Arts Hall: 420 Grand

BVU Lamberti Rec Center: 300 Blk Grand

BVU Estelle Siebens Science Center: 300 Blk Grand

BVU Siebens Fieldhouse: 300 Blk Grand

St. John’s Church: 402 Lake Avenue

St. Mary’s School: 304 Seneca Street 

Lakeside Presbyterian Church: 100 East 3 rd Street

Grace Lutheran Church: 1407 West 5th Street

First United Baptist Church: 105 East 3rd Street

Pentecostal Church: 225 East 6th Street 

Methodist Church: 211 East 3rd Street 

National Guard Armory: 1601 Park Street 

East Elementary School: 930 East 5th Street 

South Elementary School: 310 Cayuga Street 

Storm Lake Middle School: 1811 Hyland Drive 

Storm Lake Elementary School: 1810 Hyland Drive

Storm Lake High School: 621 Tornado Drive 

Storm Lake Early Elementary School: 5950 90th Avenue

Sunrise Campground Shower House: 1001 Sunrise Park Road

Sunrise Campground Shower House (south): 1001 Sunrise Park Road


For more information contact the Storm Lake Police Department at 712-732-8010.

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