Five Island Lake
Five Island Lake

Emmetsburg is home to Five Island Lake, Iowa's nineth largest natural lake.

The Shores

Book your next event at our beautiful community center, The Shores at Five Island, located on the west shore of Five Island Lake.

Cabin 1 Kitchen

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!

Cabin 2 Living Room

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!

Industry
Major Industry

Emmetsburg is the home of major companies and employers including Ag Processing Inc., POET, Aluma LTD, and more.

Lake Life
Live Life on the Lake

Have you dreamt of living on a lake? Make Emmetsburg your home, and make your dream come true.

Recreation
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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RECREATION

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"100,000 Welcomes!"

Announcements & Notices

Thanksgiving (Thursday/Friday) Solid Waste Collection

Emmetsburg City Hall and Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities will be closed this Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Thursday solid waste route will be picked up early on Wednesday, […]
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Emmetsburg Sewer and Water Rates Increasing Due to Upcoming Infrastructure Projects

Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities (EMU) would like to make customers aware of two major upcoming infrastructure projects that will have an impact on customers’ monthly bills: a new wastewater treatment plant […]
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Did you know?

Barking Dogs (Dogs, Cats and Domestic Animals)

Did you know?! Emmetsburg City Code Chapter 55.02 prohibits animal owners from allowing their dog, cat, or domestic animal to cause a serious disturbance or annoyance to others by frequent barking, […]
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Junk and Junk Vehicles Prohibited

Did you know?! Emmetsburg City Code Chapter 51 prohibits storage of junk vehicles within city limits.   It is unlawful for any person to store, accumulate, or allow to remain […]
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Recreational Vehicle Parking

Did you know?! Emmetsburg City Code 169.12 prohibits parking or storing recreational vehicles – including campers, RVs, and boats – within the required setback for longer than seven days.    […]
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Past Announcements

City Accepting Pre-Applications 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 […]
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Notice of Public Hearing: Proposed Contract Documents and Financial Obligation of City for Construction of Downtown Housing Grant Project

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Downtown Housing Grant Project Public Hearing on Proposed Contract Documents and Financial Obligation of City for Construction of Downtown Housing Grant Project. A public hearing will […]
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Bid Notice: 2022 Downtown Housing Grant Project

NOTICE TO BIDDERS 2022 Downtown Housing Grant Project The City of Emmetsburg is now accepting bids for the construction of the Downtown Housing Grant Project as described in the plans […]
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