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 CLOSED

Due to rising cases of COVID-19, the Emmetsburg City Hall and EMU office are closed to the public. The City of Emmetsburg and EMU may be reached via telephone during regular business hours. City and utility services will continue without interruptions. City Hall: 712-852-4030 EMU: 712-852-2550 The payment drop box is open next to the […]
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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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Message from Mayor Patrick Degen

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, we are all presented with a unique opportunity to be good neighbors, ambassadors of good will, and awesome members of our community!  Recent events have changed – at least temporarily – our way of life as we know it.  Some of the things we’ve taken for granted are, […]
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Notices

City of Emmetsburg Seeking Proposals for Community Catalyst Grant Program

The City of Emmetsburg has the opportunity to partner with a local property owner to apply for a $100,000 grant through the Community Catalyst Building Remediation Program, administered by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). The program can help spur development in underutilized buildings by assisting with the redevelopment, rehabilitation, or deconstruction of buildings to […]
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City Hall CLOSED

Due to rising cases of COVID-19, the Emmetsburg City Hall and EMU office are closed to the public. The City of Emmetsburg and EMU may be reached via telephone during regular business hours. City and utility services will continue without interruptions. City Hall: 712-852-4030 EMU: 712-852-2550 The payment drop box is open next to the […]
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Emmetsburg Public Input Survey Coming Soon

Community-Wide Strategic Plan The City of Emmetsburg, including Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities (EMU), and the Emmetsburg Community School District (ECSD) are undertaking a strategic planning process designed to identify community priorities and organizational needs to develop a community-wide strategic plan for the City, and organizational strategic plans for EMU and ECSD. The three strategic plans will […]
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