Scenic Views Fishing - $10,000 Carp Contest Concert Series 2011

The Lake View Lifestyle

Whether you come for a weekend, a summer or a lifetime, the Lake View Lifestyle offers something for everyone! Lake View is home to the southernmost natural glacial lake in the United States, Black Hawk Lake. Our community also sits on the northwest end of the Sauk Rail Trail, a 33-mile hard surface biking and walking trail. We are conveniently located in west central Iowa in Sac County, rated the 7th best place to live in rural America.


With a long history of being an outdoor playground for many, Lake View has retained its rural Iowa charm while continuing to welcome about 350,000 visitors a year. We were recently named the 2011 Iowa Tourism Community of the Year.


You're welcome to discover for yourself our year-round activities & events. Snowmobile trail riding and races, an Arctic Open Golf on ice-covered Black Hawk Lake, a Pelican Pedal & Pizza Party, Memorial Day Weekend festivities, the popular Stone Pier Summer Concert Series, annual bike ride events on the Sauk Rail Trail, a Main Street Sip & Sample event, the historic Summer Water Carnival are just some of the community's annual festivities.


Take in a beautiful sunset, meet hospitable neighbors, view migrating wildlife or enjoy outdoor activities in the parks, campgrounds and other recreational areas surrounding Black Hawk Lake. Lake View is a wonderful place to live, work and play all year long. We invite you to come and enjoy everything that our community has to offer. It's a Lifestyle!

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"Ride the Rail" Returns on Saturday, May 23rd


Lake View, IA -- The fifth annual official Sauk Rail Trail bike ride - "Ride the Rail" - will take place on Saturday, May 23rd. This year's event will begin on…Read More +

Stone Pier Summer Concert Series Lineup Announced for 2015


Lake View, IA -- The popular Stone Pier Summer Concert Series at Black Hawk Lake is returning in 2015 with a talented and diverse line-up of Iowa artists. Country…Read More +

Sip & Sample

Main Street Lake View Hosts 7th Annual Sip & Sample


Lake View, IA -- Lake View will be hosting their 7th annual Sip & Sample event on Saturday, June 6th, 2015. The event is sponsored by the Lake View Community…Read More +


Witches Tower

History of Lake View Walking Tour


Lake View, IA - Lake View is blessed with many historical assets. As the home of a Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps camp, Black Hawk Lake has many structures, buildings, and art pieces from the 1930's. Click here for a narrative of a walking tour around Lake View…Read More +

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Consumer Confidence Report

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Veterans Memorial Plaza

Lake View's Veteran's Memorial Committee is working on a memorial plaza dedicated to all of our nations veterans. This plaza is almost finished.There will be a dedicaiton ceremony on Saturday July 4th at 2:30 pm. Learn more here and consider a financial contribution.

Upcoming 2015 Events


July 4th - Veterans Memorial Plaza dedication at 2:30 pm. See attached press release.

July 4th - Stone Pier Concert Series #2 View concert poster

July 11th - Nighthawk at Black Hawk Bike Ride

July 17-19 - 62nd Annual Summer Water Carnival See attached flyer.

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Camp Crescent Update: Area B

Area B will be unavailabe for use during the 2014 Camping Season. To better serve our customers we are creating 20 large full hook-up sites with concrete pads. Construction will take most of the 2014 camping season.

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