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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CABIN RENTALS

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CALENDAR

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RECREATION

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Announcements & Notices

Community Branding Workshop – January 10th

Local residents have the opportunity to voice their opinions and help city leaders develop a new community brand for Emmetsburg. The public is invited to attend a public community branding workshop on Monday, January 10 at 5:00 PM at The Shores at Five Island. This will be interactive, and community members are encouraged to attend […]
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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, howling, running, or chasing.   55.02 RUNNING AT LARGE. No owner of any dog, cat or domestic animal shall permit such dog, cat or domestic […]
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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 on any private property within the corporate limits of the City any junk or junk vehicle… Any junk or junk vehicle located upon private property […]
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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.    “Recreational vehicles shall not be parked or stored within any required setback for longer than seven consecutive days. Beyond the seven day period, any recreational […]
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Past Announcements

Closed for New Year Holiday

Emmetsburg City Hall and EMU offices will be closed on Thursday afternoon, December 30 and Friday, December 31 in honor of the New Year holiday. Thursday’s solid waste route will not change. Friday’s solid waste route will be collected on Monday 1/3.
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Closed for Christmas Holiday

Emmetsburg City Hall and EMU offices will be closed on Thursday, December 23 and Friday, December 24 in honor of the Christmas holiday. Thursday’s solid waste route will not change. Friday’s solid waste route will be collected on Monday 12/27.  
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Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Emmetsburg City Hall and EMU offices will be closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. Thursday’s solid waste route will be collected early on Wednesday 11/24. Friday’s solid waste route will be collected on Monday 11/29.
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