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

2021 Water Quality Report

Click to read the 2021 Water Quality Report

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Notice of Public Hearing and Letting for the 2022 City of Spirit Lake Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project

Click to read the Notice of Public Hearing and Letting for the 2022 City of Spirit Lake Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project

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Green waste site announcement: ground conditions and weather are now trying to cooperate with us. We are able to set Saturday, April 16 as the opening day for the green waste site. Hours are the same as regular hours in the past: Sat. 9-5, Sun. 1-5, Tues. 3-7, Thurs. 3-7. The green waste site is operated for individual residents of the City of Spirit Lake and the City of Orleans so you must live in the city limits and/or be a residential water customer. The site accepts leaves, grass clippings, twigs and brush. Tree trunks, and limbs and branches over 6″ in diameter are not accepted. Larger items are accepted by the Dickinson County Recycling Center.
Monday weekly curbside pickup will commence Monday, April 11. Items need to be out by 7 a.m. Rules are on the City’s website.
Maybe spring will really be here by Easter!
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