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 Announcement

Waste Management will be picking up both routes this Friday – the regular gold route plus the green route to make up for the cancellation due to weather last week!
Also, residents should have received a postcard from Waste Management recently with the calendar for next year and the notification of the change from Fridays to Wednesdays for pickup. The first Wednesday pickup will be Wednesday, Jan. 4 (green), and the first Wednesday for gold will be Jan. 11, and as always, every other week for each.
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Holiday Trash Pickup

Because of the holidays, any trash pickup scheduled for Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2, 2023 will occur the next day – Tuesday!

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Green Waste Site Closed For The Season

Green Waste Site is closed for the season. The last curbside picked will be Monday, November 21st.

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