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 & Plunge, 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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Latest News

"Ride the Rail" Returns on Saturday, June 21st


Lake View, IA -- The third annual official Sauk Rail Trail bike ride - "Ride the Rail" - will take place on Saturday, June 21st. This year's event will begin on…Read More +

Stone Pier Summer Concert Series Lineup Announced for 2014


Lake View, IA -- The popular Stone Pier Summer Concert Series at Black Hawk Lake is returning in 2014 with a talented and diverse line-up of Iowa artists. Country…Read More +

Sip & Sample

Main Street Lake View Hosts 6th Annual Sip & Sample


Lake View, IA -- Lake View will be hosting their 6th annual Sip & Sample event on Saturday, June 7th, 2014. 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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Consumer Confidence Report

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Upcoming 2014 Events

December 2014

Dec. 6th - Holiday Tour of Homes

Self-guided tour of five festive Lake View homes: 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Light lunch provided at the United Church of Christ prior to the tour at 11:30 am.

Tickets are available for purchase. Click here for more information.

Dec. 13th - Candyland Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 13th American Legion

2:00 pm - Bake Sale

3 to 5 pm - Santa will give out treats

3 to 4 pm - Carriage rides

5 - 5:30 pm - Free Soup supper

5:30 pm - Bingo with scrip prizes


Camp Crescent Update: Area B

Area B will be unavailabe for use during the 2014 Camping Season. To better serve our customers we are creating 20 large full hook-up sites with concrete pads. Construction will take most of the 2014 camping season.

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