Located on the southeast tip of the town of Lake View in Sac County, Black Hawk Lake is a 387-hectare body of water and the country’s southernmost glacial lake. Named after Chief Black Hawk of the Sauk Native American tribe, Black Hawk Lake is a favorite recreational spot, with an array of activities to enjoy, such as boating, kayaking, and swimming. An abundance of bluegills, channel catfish, crappies, sunfish, walleyes, and several types of bass offer a challenge for all levels of angler, and Black Hawk State Park provides camping, picnicking areas with grills and tables, a volleyball court, and a large playground facility. Around the lake, there are plenty of great hiking trails, including the Stubb Severson Nature Trail, which boasts a wealth of birds and wildlife along the way.
Black Hawk State Park: 228 S. Blossom, Lake View, IA 51450
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