About Crystal Lake, Iowa

Welcome to Crystal Lake, Iowa! A small town in north central Iowa established in 1898 that is today a good, solid community with a population of approximately 300.

The Lake

The lake in Crystal Lake was recently dredged providing deeper waters in the lake. Before the dredging, the lake was perhaps 6 feet deep at it’s deepest point. The dredged occured over a two year period, and was dredged using a tier effect. It was dredged to 22ft on the deepest tier, then going up to 18 feet, 12 feet, and 8 feet respectively. The initial push for the dredging of Crystal Lake began in 1991, and after several years of fundraising and community efforts, it was completed in 2007.

Fun Facts

  • Crystal Lake, Iowa was established in 1898.
  • The “World’s Largest Bullhead” statue was constructed in 1958 by Carl Frick
  • A dance pavilion was built on the lake in the early 1900’s, although it only existed for a short time.
  • A tornado went through town in 1951 damaging 75% of homes in town.
  • Crystal Lake has had 4 hotels and 3 newspapers in the past.
  • Crystal Lake had a Creamery that opened in 1894 and operated for 73 years.
  • The dredging of Crystal Lake was completed in 2007.

Businesses

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Sheri’s Southside Store
125 N State Ave
641-565-3100

Sam’s Hair Care & More
155 S State Ave
641-565-3900

Crystal Lake Bar & Grill
130 S State Ave
641-565-3030

Jim’s Electrical
145 N State Ave
641-565-3215

Crystal Lake Masonry
145 S State Ave.
641-565-3599

Manufacturer’s Bank & Trust
160 S State Ave
641-565-3231

Little Faces Daycare – Marje Peterson
335 S Lake Ave
641-565-3550

Bruce Kluver Trucking
641-565-3574

Rocky Creek Campground

Memorable Images by Heather

Lifetime Nut Covers, Inc.
641-565-3566

U.S. Postal Service
210 S State Ave.
PO Box 9998
641-565-3338

Larson Automotive
641-565-3780

Peck Electric
641-565-3773

Kathy’s Beauty Salon
641-565-3206

Kluver Community Center
120 5th St E
641-565-3574

Avalon Rose Design

City Council

Mayor

Shari Hagen

City Clerk

Jan Haugland

Council Members

Oly Maas
Laura Blocker
Samantha Corsaro
Russell Helm
Les Leibrand

City Maintenance

Brad Haugland

Water and Sewer Superintendent

David Low
905 S Lincoln
Lake Mills, IA 50450

City Attorney

David Fenchel
95 Main Ave. S.
Britt, IA 50423

 Churches

Calvary Lutheran Church
215 E 2nd Street
641-565-3332

United Methodist Church
215 S Summit Ave
641-565-3314

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