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Dickinson County Emergency Management is a core public safety agency and the designated disaster response agency and emergency operations center for the county.
The program is overseen by the Dickinson County Emergency Management Commission which has representation from the county and each city.
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The Communities We Serve
Arnolds ParkArnolds Park is known as the city of five lakes. Those lakes are West and East Lake Okoboji, Lake Minnewashta, and Upper and Lower Gar Lakes. At the end of the 19th Century, Arnolds Park was, as it is today, the anchor of the Iowa Great Lakes Region.
Lake ParkSituated around Silver Lake, Lake Park is a growing community in western Dickinson County with much to offer residents and visitors.
MilfordMilford lies on the southern end of the Iowa Great Lakes and is referred to as The Gateway to the Iowa Great Lakes. Milford is home to the mythical University of Okoboji and is the place to be with its numerous city parks, great community facilities, a high-standard school system, and home of the Okoboji Pioneers.
OkobojiOkoboji is bordered by West Lake Okoboji on one side, East Lake Okoboji on the other side and the country toward the north. Residents feel the presence of the lakes at almost every home site in Okoboji, whether they are located on the miles of lakeshore frontage or in the wooded lots nearby.
OrleansWe invite you to enjoy all the amenities Orleans and Big Spirit Lake have to offer, whether for a day, a weekend, or a lifetime, we welcome you to the City of Orleans, home of Big Spirit Lake.
Spirit LakeSpirit 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.
SuperiorSuperior is located in northeastern Dickinson County along Highway 9. It is home to Green Plains Ethanol and a couple miles west of town is the Superior 71 Drive-In Theater.
TerrilTerril is located in the southeastern corner of Dickinson County. It is a small, but active community and is the home of the Graettinger-Terril Elementary School.
WahpetonWahpeton is located on the west side of West Lake Okoboji, between Miller's Bay and Emerson Bay. Gull Point State Park is situated within the city and provides camping and hiking opportunities to visitors.
West OkobojiThe City of West Okoboji is nestled between Arnolds Park and Wahpeton. The community is on West Lake Okoboji, from which its name was taken. At one time, West Okoboji and Wahpeton were the same town, but separated in September of 1930.