If water fun is your passion, you will enjoy spending the day on Black Hawk Lake. We have four public boat ramps that give you quick access to the lake. If electric troll motoring is more your speed, nearby Arrowhead Lake offers a quieter boating experience. Both lakes provide the perfect spot for casting your line for walleye, crappies, bullheads, catfish, bass and bluegill.
If a day on the trail is what you are after, just head to the 33-mile long hard-surface Sauk Rail Trail or the self-guided nature walk through the Black Hawk Game Preserve on Stub Severson Trail. Both give you an opportunity to watch our local wildlife. Home to several species of wildlife and wildflowers, you will find plenty to look at.
There is a public beach at the entrance to the camp for swimming along with sand volleyball and playground equipment. You will also enjoy attending our local activities including city-wide garage sales in May, Sip & Sample Wine Tasting in June, Stone Pier Concerts throughout the summer, July’s annual Summer Water Carnival, and the camp’s traditional Halloween-In-September event.
The charming lakeside town of Lake View offers fabulous attractions and recreational opportunities for the whole family. From days of boating and fishing on the lake to exploring the Stone Piers, to enjoying the playground at Speaker Park, and playing games of mini golf at Boulder Beach, you will find plenty to see and do. Lake View has some terrific shops and restaurants along with a variety of special events hosted throughout the year.