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

Explore our parks, trails, lake, and more

"Céad Míle Fáilte"
"100,000 Welcomes!"

Announcements & Notices

Resolution 21-11

On June 14, 2021 the Emmetsburg City Council conducted a public hearing and approved Resolution 21-11 amending the current budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021. Click here to view the amended FY21 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, 2021 on Monday, June 14 at 6:00 p.m. at The Shores at Five Island (Community Center), 14 N Lawler Street, Emmetsburg, IA 50536. Click here to view the […]
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Resolution No. 21-07 –

On March 22, 2021 the Emmetsburg City Council approved Resolution 21-07 adopting the annual budget for fiscal year 2021-2022. Click here to view the FY22 budget summary. 
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COVID-19

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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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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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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