About Clear Lake

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A Rich and Colorful History

In the spring of 1852, James Dickirson, a farmer, claimed both the land where Clear Lake now stands and a tract of land east of the community. In 1854, he received a patent from the United States for 134 acres of land in what is now downtown Clear Lake. Working tirelessly, Dickirson turned Clear Lake, Iowa into an oasis for the Midwest.

The beautiful lake is spring-fed, formed by glaciers some 14,000 years ago. Clear Lake has a surface area of 3,684 acres and measures seven miles long and two and one-half miles wide. It boasts amazing beaches for swimming and a large variety of species for fishing.

Explore the amenities and resources below for the community of Clear Lake, Iowa. We hope you visit soon!

POPULATION FIGURES

CLIMATE INFORMATION

Clear Lake Community Schools

The Clear Lake Community School District is a public preschool through 12th grade institution serving the community of Clear Lake, Iowa. The vision of the Clear Lake Community School District is that ALL students will have the tools to build a productive future and reach their dreams.

Superintendent’s Office
1529 3rd Ave. N.
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428
641-357-2181

Clear Creek Elementary
(Preschool – 5th Grade)
901 S. 14th St.
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428
641-357-5288

Clear Lake Middle School
(6th – 8th Grade)
1601 3rd Ave. N.
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428
641-357-6114

Clear Lake High School
(9th-12th Grade)
125 N. 20th St.
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428
641-357-5235

Newman Catholic Schools

The mission of the Newman Catholic School System is to educate individuals in the Catholic tradition by developing their spiritual, intellectual, and cultural lives.

Newman Catholic Schools
2445 19th St. SW
Mason City, Iowa 50401
641-423-6939

North Iowa Area Community College

Clear Lake’s North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is a nationally-ranked, two-year institution that serves students of all ages and abilities.

NIACC
500 College Dr.
Mason City, Iowa 50401
641-423-1264

Clear Lake Churches

Relocation Resources

Looking to make a move to Clear Lake, Iowa? Below you will find helpful links and information to make your transition run smoothly!

Request a Relocation Packet

Clear Lake Realtors

Clear Lake Utilities

Electricity & Natural Gas Supplier

Telephone Service

Water, Sewer & Garbage

Cable & Satellite Television

Medical Facilities

  • Waypoint Medical
    1801 Hwy 18 E
    Clear Lake, IA 50428
    (641) 357-1999
  • Iowa Specialty Hospital – Gabrielson Clinic 
    401 S 17th St
    Clear Lake, IA 50428
  • Iowa Specialty Hospital – Garner Clinic
    840 W US-18
    Garner, IA 50438
  • Mercy Family Clinic – Clear Lake
    1410 6th Avenue South
    Clear Lake, IA 50428
    (641) 357-2191
  • Mercy Pediatric & Adolescent Clinic
    401 S 15th Street
    Clear Lake, IA 50428
    (641) 357-7442
  • MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center
    1000 4th Street SW
    Mason City, IA 50401
    (641) 428-7000

Motor Vehicle Licensing & Registration

Post Office

  • Clear Lake Post Office
    410 – 1st Avenue North
    Clear Lake, IA 50428
    (641) 357-2013

Click to Change your address online.

Recycling

  • Absolute Waste
    1313 2nd Avenue South
    Clear Lake, IA 50428
    (641) 357-4517

Click here for the Recycling Brochure

  • Landfill of North Iowa
    15942 Kildeer Avenue
    Clear Lake, IA 50428
    (641) 357-5452

Clear Lake Civic Organizations

Recent Blog Posts

Check out our recent entries regarding the happenings in Clear Lake, Iowa!

Feel Good Friday

Feel Good Friday

A weekend of fall fun at the Lake! BY: RACHEL WUMKES It’s easy to feel all warm and squishy today, knowing the incredible weekend that lies ahead.  Today, on Harvest Festival Eve, I hope you all drink plenty of fluids and get an ample amount of rest.  The fun starts...

Fall Friday Vibes

Fall Friday Vibes

Another fabulous week at the Lake! BY: RACHEL WUMKES What a week, right? We started out by enjoying the tail-end of summer hanging on for dear life.  Poor thing just didn’t want to let go, and I don’t blame her.  I mean, we sure do know how to do summer at the Lake! ...

It’s the First Day of Fall, Y’all!

It’s the First Day of Fall, Y’all!

North Iowa fall fun BY: RACHEL WUMKES Today marks the autumnal equinox – also called the September equinox or fall equinox.  This means it is the official start of the fall season in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern Hemisphere. All very technical,...

Clear Lake Area Concert Association Kicks off New Season

Clear Lake Area Concert Association Kicks off New Season

Music Makes the World go ‘Round BY: RACHEL WUMKES Formed in 1979, the Clear Lake Area Concert Association (CLACA) provides quality musical performances at a reasonable price.  Catering to both young and old, they host a variety of live entertainment for all those who...

Garden Fiesta at Central Gardens

Garden Fiesta at Central Gardens

A Celebration of Latino Culture BY: RACHEL WUMKES This weekend marks one of the biggest events of the season for Central Gardens.  Their grounds will be transformed from an oasis of peaceful tranquility to a celebration of Latino culture!  Bright colors will bring...

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