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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Announcements & Notices

Notice Of Public Hearing – Proposed Property Tax Levy

The Emmetsburg City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2024 City property tax levy on Monday, February 13, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at The Shores […]
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Notice of Public Hearing – Amendment of Current FY23 Budget

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, 2023 on Monday, […]
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Bid Notice: Agricultural Land Cash Rent

PUBLIC NOTICE The City of Emmetsburg/Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities wish to lease, for a three-year period beginning March 1, 2023, two parcels of agricultural land situated just south of the city, […]
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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

Christmas Solid Waste Collection

The City of Emmetsburg and Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities offices will be closed for on Monday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday.  Monday’s solid waste pickup will be serviced […]
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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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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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