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

Resolution No. 21-07 –

On March 22, 2021 the Emmetsburg City Council approved Resolution 21-07 adopting the annual budget for fiscal year 2021-2022. Click here to view the FY22 budget summary. 
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Notice of Public Hearing – Budget Estimate

The Emmetsburg City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2022 budget on Monday, March 22 at 6:00 p.m. at The Shores at Five Island community center – 14 N Lawler, Emmetsburg, IA 50536. Click here to view the Budget Estimate Summary of proposed receipts and expenditures.
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2021 Seasonal Employment

The City of Emmetsburg and Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities are now accepting applications for the following seasonal positions: Seasonal public properties workers Seasonal utilities workers Seasonal golf course workers Seasonal community center staff (bartenders, banquet staff, kitchen prep/cookes, and servers) Duties, qualifications, hours of work and application requirements vary for each position. For more details and/or […]
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