Five Island Lake

Emmetsburg is home to Five Island Lake, Iowa's nineth largest natural lake.

Book your next event at our beautiful community center, The Shores at Five Island, located on the west shore of Five Island Lake.

Rent one of our new cabins on the shores of Five Island Lake. The cabins sleep 4 or 9 people and have full kitchens, restrooms, bedrooms, fire pits and gas grills, air conditioning, wi-fi, and more!

Rent one of our new cabins on the shores of Five Island Lake. The cabins sleep 4 or 9 people and have full kitchens, restrooms, bedrooms, fire pits and gas grills, air conditioning, wi-fi, and more!

Major Industry

Emmetsburg is the home of major companies and employers including Ag Processing Inc., POET, Aluma LTD, and more.

Live Life on the Lake

Have you dreamt of living on a lake? Make Emmetsburg your home, and make your dream come true.

Outdoor Recreation

Enjoy outdoor recreation year-round in Emmetsburg on Five Island Lake, our paved Five Island Trail, our 9-hole golf course, or one of our many parks.

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Emmetsburg Announcements
COVID-19

City Hall Open (February 1)

Effective February 1st, Emmetsburg City Hall and the Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities office are now open to the public. Please do not enter City Hall if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have potentially been exposed. Please continue to access services remotely when possible. The payment drop box is open next to the front […]
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Library Update

Effective Wednesday, July 1st, 2020, the Emmetsburg Public Library will be continue to be open to the public on a limited, appointment-only basis. The hours of operation, subject to change without advanced notice, are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 […]
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Open June 1: Parks, Cabins, Library

Parks City of Emmetsburg parks, including basketball courts and playground equipment, are open effective June 1 with the following guidelines: Picnic tables limited to 50% capacity Limit number of individuals in groups or on playground equipment/courts to 10 or fewer Public restrooms will remain closed Park equipment is not sanitized, use at your own risk […]
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Notices

Emmetsburg Low Rent Housing Agency’s Board of Commissions Meeting

Emmetsburg Low Rent Housing Agency’s Board of Commissions will hold their monthly meeting on March 11, 2021, 11:00 AM at The Shores at Five Island, 14 N Lawler, Emmetsburg, Iowa.  If you have any questions, please call (712) 852-4169.
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Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities relieving financial burden of natural gas customers due to polar vortex price surge

Unusually cold temperatures from approximately February 13th-17th dramatically impacted the natural energy market. Frigid temperatures across the country not only caused remarkably high demand for natural gas, but also resulted in a sudden decrease in natural gas production due to frozen natural gas wells in the south. This combination caused extreme challenges and historic gas […]
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Resolution No. 21-05 – Maximum Property Tax Dollars for FY2022

The Emmetsburg City Council adopted Resolution No. 21-05 – a resolution of maximum property tax dollars for FY2022 – on Monday, February 22, 2021. The maximum property tax dollars for the affected tax levies for FY2021-2022 shall not exceed the following total: Total maximum levy for affected property tax levies – $1,837,859 with a levy […]
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