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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2017 Sauk Rail Trail Spring Ride, Sunday, April 30th


Lake View, IA -- The official Sauk Rail Trail Spring bike ride - will take place on Sunday, April 30th. This year's event will begin on…Read More +

Stone Pier Summer Concert Series Lineup Announced for 2017


Lake View, IA -- The popular Stone Pier Summer Concert Series at Black Hawk Lake is returning in 2017 with a talented and diverse line-up of Iowa artists. Country…Read More +

Sip & Sample

Main Street Lake View Hosts 9th Annual Sip & Sample


Lake View, IA -- Lake View will be hosting their 9th annual Sip & Sample event on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017. 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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City Council Meetings

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Consumer Confidence Report

To view Lake View's 2016 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 2017 Events


April 22nd - Shoreline Clean Up Meet at the open shelter house at 8 am, work in the morning and then lunch will be served at the shelter house.

April 30th - 2017 Spring Ride - Sponsored by the Sauk Rail Trail Association. For more information, click here.


May 8th & 9th - City Wide Clean Up Clean up Day will occur on Monday or Tuesday, whichever is your regular garbage & recycle pick-up day. To particiapte in clean up day, print out the clean up day application and return it to City Hall with your $10 fee, no later than Friday, May 5th at noon.

May 23rd - 27th Memorial Weekend

Events: 23rd -27th Library Book Sale 27th - Garden Club Plant Sale, Farmers Market Opens, LV Museum Opens, LV Historical Log Cabin and Historical Museum Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, Memorial Weekend Bike Ride.

26th - 29th City Wide Garage Sales May 29th Memorial Day Service

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.

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