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

Fireworks Ordinance

As we approach the Fourth of July holiday, the City of Spirit Lake would like to remind you of our fireworks regulations. Please read our ordinance for details.

Fireworks 2018 Ordinance Amendment

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2020 Water Quality Report available

The 2020 Water Quality Report for the City of Spirit Lake is now available. Click here for the 2020 Water Quality Report

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Hydrant Flushing

Starting June 16 for approximately two weeks the water department will be performing fire hydrant maintenance, including flushing of hydrants, in the northeast part of town (East of Hill and North of Highway 9). Residents may notice a temporary drop in water pressure while a hydrant is being flushed and water may be discolored as a result. If you have discoloration the best solution is running cold water until it is clear again.

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