Welcome to Spirit Lake, Iowa

Spirit Lake is located in the center of the Iowa Great Lakes. Spirit Lake was founded and continues to reflect the best of Midwestern values – offering families a wide variety of community, recreation, employment and business opportunities.

About Spirit Lake 

Spirit Lake, Iowa is one of the most beautiful and dynamic cities in the Midwest. With a four-seasons lifestyle, thriving business climate and a warm, friendly quality of life, you’ll find it all here in Spirit Lake.

In 2015, Spirit Lake, Iowa was recognized by Governor Terry Branstad as one of the healthiest cities in Iowa, winning the 2015 Healthy Iowa Award in the small city category.  The Healthy Iowa awards is a joint program of the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Healthiest State Initiative, which recognizes individuals and organizations that have developed and implemented policies and practices resulting in sustainable environmental change and healthier living for Iowans.

Spirit Lake has a vibrant downtown with an appealing mix of retail and service oriented businesses. The City has an industrial park that provides the space, accessibility and amenities to meet the needs of current and prospective employers. Our neighborhoods are safe and our abundant system of public parks provide opportunities for recreation.

Latest News & Announcements

Water Main Repair Work

The City of Spirit Lake will be repairing a water main break at Akron and 23rd Street on Friday morning January 7. The water main will need to be shut down to allow for repairs and the affected area will be starting at the intersection of Boston and 23rd Street then running east on 23rd Street to Francis Sites Drive and then continuing along Francis Sites Drive south to 28th Street. Water for homes along that route on both sides of the street will be off from approximately 9 a.m. to 12:00 noon. When water service is restored residents may notice some initial lack of water pressure and if discoloration is noticed, please run cold water until the water is clear again.

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Recycling Christmas Eve

Waste Management has indicated it will be picking up earlier than usual on tomorrow’s route. So please have containers out no later than 6:30 a.m. tomorrow morning.

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Curbside pickup announcement

Although we were lucky and the storm damage was minimal overall, there was still debris for many. On Monday the City will have a one morning curbside yard waste pickup. So if you have some small bundles sticks or properly bagged leaves you want to set out, please have them out by 7 a.m., the usual rules apply and can be found on the City’s website.

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