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 -- Expect an abundance of live music on Black Hawk Lake this summer, as the Stone Pier Summer Concert Series has announced the schedule…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.


Upcoming 2017 Events


10th - 12th Annual Spring Bike Bash

This 35 mile bicycle ride starts at the Thirsty Carp at 11:00 am. The registration fee is $25.00 which includes a T-shirt, supper and support. The ride ends at The Bar with live music. For more information contact Jenny Stock at 712-657-8902 or to register, visit


July 1st - Stone Pier Summer Concert Series #2. Featuring Brazilian 2wins w/ Island Time Band.

July 8th - Nighthawk at Black Hawk Bike Ride

July 14-16 - 64th Annual Summer Water Carnival. View the events poster

Little Miss Black Hawk Entry Form

Cardboard Boat Races Entry Form

Mud Vollyball Entry Form

Bill Riley Talent Search Entry Form

Run/Walk 5K Fundraiser Entry Form

July 29th - Stone Pier Summer Concert Series #3. Featuring The Black Lillies w/ Matt Woods


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