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

Summary of Enhanced COVID-19 Public Health Measures

Summary of Enhanced Public Health Measures (Effective Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 12:01 a.m. until Thursday, Dec. 10 at 11:59 p.m.)   Mask Use: Indoor spaces open to the public & State executive branch buildings Masks required when individuals are within 6 feet of one another for 15 minutes or longer with certain exceptions. Gathering Restrictions: […]
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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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City Hall Now Open

Emmetsburg City Hall and the Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities office are now open to the public with the following guidelines: Please continue to access services remotely when possible. The payment drop box is open next to the front door of the buildling. Payments may also be made anytime by phone at 1-877-885-7968 or online by visiting […]
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Meetings

Notice of Public Hearing – Budget Amendment

The Emmetsburg City Council will conduct a public hearing for the purpose of amending the current budget of the city for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020 on Monday, June 8 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers – 2021 Main Street, Emmetsburg, IA 50536. Click here to view the Amended FY 2019-2020 […]
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Notice of Public Hearing – Budget Estimate

The Emmetsburg City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget on Monday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers – 2021 Main Street, Emmetsburg, IA 50536. Click here to view the Budget Estimate Summary of proposed receipts and expenditures.
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Notices

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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Public Input Survey Open Through November 23

The City of Emmetsburg, the Emmetsburg Community School District, and Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities seek public input for strategic planning The City of Emmetsburg, the Emmetsburg Community School District (ECSD) and the Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities (EMU) are kicking off a shared community-wide effort to develop new strategic plans for each entity as they look to their […]
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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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