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 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 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 2017 Events


April 8 - 9th Annual Pancakes, Pedal & Plunge

April 15 - Black Hawk Men's Club Easter Egg Hunt - 9:30 am at Speaker Park

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

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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