Where every day is like a vacation .... Lake View
The City of Lake View is an Iowa Tourism award winner. The City of Lake View received the honor of being the Outstading Tourism Community for 2011.
You're invited to call Lake View and beautiful Black Hawk Lake your home. A great town with great people, Lake View has a natural spring fed lake surrounded by rock boulders. Black Hawk Lake offers 957-acres of recreational area and is the southern most glacial lake in the United States. Fifty percent of the lake shoreline is accessible to the public.
Along the shore..........
Take in the view from the two historic Stone Piers built by Civil Conservation Corp. (CCC) during the Great Depression. Restored in 1999 the Stone Piers are favorite places to fish, enjoy the scenery and watch birds. How about a family picnic? Black Hawk Lakes Picnic areas include Speaker Park, Denison Beach, Ice House Point, Gun Shot Hill, 30 Acres and Lake Arrowhead. Many sites offer shelters, playground equipment or beach access for fishing.
You won't want to miss the annual Water Carnival. Each year the third weekend in July, Lake View hosts a Water Carnival that attracts thousands. Featured events include a one-of-a-kind evening Parade of Water Floats, fireworks on the lake, talent contest, water activities and fun for all.
Visit the Lake View Historical Museum offering a unique display of 130 bird species with an 1870 log cabin on the grounds. Or spend some time watching area wildlife. Spot or photograph Beautiful eagles, waterfowl, swans, blue herons and pelicans from Town Bay, Cottonwood Point and Provost Slough in Black Hawk Lake area and in the Hallett Pits area south of Lake View.
Cast out a line for Walleye, crappies, bullheads, catfish, bass, and blue gill. Fishing spots include north and west Stone Piers in Town Bay and the floating handicap accessible dock on the north area of Ice House Point. Or take a tour, walk or pedal your bicycle on the Sauk Rail Trail-a 33-mile recreation trail that connects Black Hawk State Park and Swan Lake State Park south of Carroll.
Take a drive and enjoy the Sac County Barn Quilts throughout the county or bring your clubs and enjoy a round of golf at well manicured courses near Lake View.
On the Water.......
You'll find all sorts of water craft on Black Hawk Lake with boat ramps at 30 Acres, Ice House Point, the Marina and Crescent Beach in Town Bay. Water ski or pull the kids on a tube or view shore line land marks as you enjoy a sunset or sunrise over the lake. Bring your fishing gear and go after Walleye, crappies, bullheads, catfish, bass, and blue gill. Fish cleaning facilities are available on shore.
When Black Hawk Lake freezes ice skating, ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snow shoeing begin. Don't miss the annual Arctic Open Golf Tournament.
Nearby Attractions to Visit:Wall Lake -