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 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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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

Emmetsburg, thank you for being a strong community. While we watch current events with concern and empathy, we remain thankful that locally we are blessed to live in a community that’s strong and supportive. The world has been hit hard this year, however we will overcome. In heavy times like these, we have the opportunity […]
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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

Commercial Contractor Snow Removal Registration

All commercial contractors that remove snow will be required to complete a snow removal registration form at City Hall. There is no fee for this registration, but it will require proof of insurance. The general liability limits will need to be at least three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) per person, five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) […]
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Trick-or-Treat

The City of Emmetsburg will not be placing restrictions on Halloween trick-or-treating. The official Emmetsburg Trick-or-Treat time will be from 4:30pm-6:30pm on Saturday, October 31st. If you would like to receive trick-or-treaters, please turn your porch light on. For those that wish to participate, we recommend you take precautions to protect the health of your […]
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Now Hiring: Assistant Community Center Director (Dockside/Golf Manager)

The City of Emmetsburg seeks to hire an Assistant Community Center Director (Dockside/Golf Manager) for The Shores at Five Island Community Center. Responsibilities: Manage Dockside restaurant/bar operations Manage food and beverage inventory and orders Train, schedule, and supervise staff Work with seven-member Community/Golf board to coordinate golf course activities Promote and manage golf course memberships […]
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