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!
"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 2015
Lake View, IA -- The popular Stone Pier Summer Concert Series at Black Hawk Lake is returning in 2015 with a talented and diverse line-up of Iowa artists. Country…Read More +
Main Street Lake View Hosts 7th Annual Sip & Sample
Lake View, IA -- Lake View will be hosting their 7th annual Sip & Sample event on Saturday, June 6th, 2015. The event is sponsored by the Lake View Community…Read More +
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 +
To view the agenda for the upcoming City Council Meeting, click here.
To view Lake View's 2014 Consumer Confidence Report, click here.
Veterans Memorial Plaza
Lake View's Veteran's Memorial Committee is working on a memorial plaza dedicated to all of our nations veterans. This plaza is to be constructed in spring, 2015. Learn more here and consider a financial contribution.
Upcoming 2015 Events
22-25 Library Book Sale (during regular Library hours)
22-25 City Wide Garage Sales. Garage Sale Map.
23 Garden Club Plant Sale at the Farmers's Market on Main St.
23 Farmers' Market opens for the season. Saturdays from 8 am to Noon.
23 Lake View Museum opens for the season.
23 5th Annual "Ride the Rail" bicycle ride. Registration information at www.sauk-trail.com.
24 BHLPA Social "Celebrate Black Hawk" at Ryan's Bar & Grill from 2 pm to 5pm. See Attached Flyer
25 Memorial Day Service, American Legion Hall at 10 am.
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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