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!
"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 2016
Lake View, IA -- The popular Stone Pier Summer Concert Series at Black Hawk Lake is returning in 2016 with a talented and diverse line-up of Iowa artists. Country…Read More +
Main Street Lake View Hosts 8th Annual Sip & Sample
Lake View, IA -- Lake View will be hosting their 8th annual Sip & Sample event on Saturday, June 4th, 2016. The event is sponsored by the Lake View Community…Read More +
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 +
To view the agenda for the upcoming City Council Meeting, click here.
To view Lake View's 2015 Consumer Confidence Report, click here.
Veterans Memorial Plaza
Lake View's Veteran's Memorial is now complete and stands as a beautiful tribute to all of the Veterans who have served or are currently serving our country. We are still accepting plege stones or you may consider a financial contribution.
Upcoming 2016 Events
Stone Pier Concert Series has returned for the Sixth Season. Check out this years line up.
11th - 11th Annual Spring Bike Bash, Meet at the Bar at 11:00 for registration and end at the Thirsty Carp.
2nd - Stone Pier Summer Concert - Cody Canada & The Departed performing with special guest Radio Birds. Concert Poster
9th - Nighthawk at Black Hawk Bike Ride
15th to 17th - 63rd Annual Summer Water Carnival - See Carnival Flyer
Little Miss Black Hawk Pageant - Entry Form
Mud Volleyball - Entry Form
Bill Riley Talent Show - Entry Form
All Craft Vendors for Art in the Park, attached is the information, guidelines and registration form to be a vendor.
Lake View Hometown Pride
Lake View’s Hometown Pride Committee has worked through a planning process to identify projects and services needed in our community. Opportunities identified include three major projects and three minor projects; an event center, continued Speaker Park improvements, tourism promotion, information kiosks, a community mascot, and community beautification.
Camp Crescent Update: Area B
Area B is now finished and open for camping. There are 20 large full hook-up sites with concrete pads.
The new bathhouse is complete and ready for use. This state of the art restroom replaces the older and out dated restroom.
Please click the link below to make online utility payments for the City of Lake View.