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


Waste Management has informed the City that due to the blizzard conditions it will be running the residential recycling pickup in Spirit Lake tomorrow (Saturday).
In other news, stay home unless you absolutely need to go out per recommendation of local emergency services – blowing and drifting snow will continue through the day. Please keep in touch with DickinsonAlert and local media for weather, travel and other announcements due to the storm.
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Water Main Maintenance – 23rd and Chicago, Wed, Dec. 9

The water department will be repairing what may be a leaking water main in the area of Boston and 23rd Street between 9 a.m. and Noon. This main serves a large area so residents at the following locations may experience a fluctuation in water pressure or temporary loss of water. 23rd Street – from Boston to Denver, Chicago – from 21st to 23rd, Denver – from 23rd to 24th, Boston – from 22nd to 23rd, 22nd – from Boston east to dead end. Thank you!

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Water Maintenance Near 11th and Fargo Tomorrow (Thurs., Dec. 3)

The City water department needs to investigate an underground leakage tomorrow near 11th and Fargo. It is possible that there will be no interruptions to any water service. However, if the source of the leakage is determined to be an issue with the water main, residents from 10th Street to 15th Street on Fargo could see reduced water flow/pressure, likely between 9 a.m. and Noon. If the water main is the issue and needs more extensive repair than anticipated and a boil order is necessary, then residents will receive notices delivered to their homes as soon as that is known and explaining how to handle the water when it comes back on. There is no way to know until excavation is done what the source of the leakage is or what it will take to fix it. If there are any questions related to this tomorrow, please call the water department at 336-2127.

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