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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

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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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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The Shores & Dockside Reopen

Dockside Lounge and The Shores at Five Island community center are open effective May 28 with the following COVID-19 restrictions and extra safety measures. Limited Capacity: Seating will be limited to 50% of the regular capacity. Guests will be counted at the entrance. Closed for Private Events: The building, including Dockside Lounge, will be closed […]
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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 & EMU Closed July 3

Emmetsburg City Hall and Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. Friday’s garbage route will be picked up on Monday, July 6th.
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Resolution 20-15

On June 8, 2020 the Emmetsburg City Council approved Resolution 20-15 amending the current budget for fiscal year 2019-2020. Click here to view the amended FY20 budget.
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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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