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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND LETTING – 2022 CENTER LAKE LIFT STATION PROJECT

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND LETTING -2022 SEAL COAT PROJECT

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Spirit Lake prohibits the use of fireworks

The City of Spirit Lake prohibits the use of fireworks – it is illegal.  Individuals who ignite them, and property owners on whose property fireworks are used illegally are subject to prosecution and the potential fines are significant.

The Spirit Lake Police Department will respond to complaints or observations of violations, and should be notified of any issues.  Please be considerate of your neighbors, their pets and your neighborhood in respecting the prohibition of fireworks in Spirit Lake and please take the time to enjoy the organized displays that will be provided as always on Big Spirit and West Lake around the 4th. Have a safe 4th of July holiday

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