Lake Mills

Community Info

Lake Mills.

Lake Mills was incorporated in 1869 by C.D. Smith and was built on the shoreline of Rice Lake where a grist and lumber mill were located. Richard Sears, founder of the Sears organization was a depot agent here from 1880-1896 and Governor Terry Branstad practiced law in Lake Mills prior to being elected.

Quality of Life

  • Weekly Newspaper, "The Lake Mills Graphic"
  • Cable TV Service
  • Rice Lake Golf & Country Club
  • Aquatic Center
  • Public Library
  • Lion's Club
  • Funeral Home
  • Churches
  • Nursing Home
  • Rehabilitation Center
  • "Mills Harbour" Senior Living Facility
  • Medical Clinics
  • Eye Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Downtown Shopping District
  • Grocery Store
  • Gas Stations
  • City Parks
  • Chiropractic Office
  • Financial Institutions
  • Motel
  • Skate Park
  • Daycare Facility
  • Bike Trail

Utilities and Services



Quick Reference


Lake Mills is the home to 2,140.

City Government

Meets the 3rd Monday of month at 7:00 P.M.

Lake Mills City Hall
105 West Main St.
Lake Mills, IA 50450
Phone: 641.592.3251
Fax: 641.592.3252


Lake Mills Chamber Development Corporation:

Marilyn Hoffman - Director
PO Box 182
203 N 1st Avenue West
Lake Mills, IA 50450
PHONE: (641) 592-5253

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