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Black Hawk State Park

228 South Blossom

Black Hawk Lake lies off the southeast tip of the town of Lake View in Sac County, Iowa. Black Hawk Lake was formed many thousands of years ago by glacial action. In fact, it is the southern-most glacier-formed lake in Iowa. The lake's 957 acres which adjoins the state park, and the many services provided within the town of Lake View, all combine to provide a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities to the public.

There is a great deal of Iowa history at Black Hawk Lake. In 1828, President John Quincy Adams formally declared that all lands east of the Mississippi were to be sold to settlers gradually moving their way westward. This resulted in the forcing of Indian tribes to the west. Chief Black Hawk and 2,000 of his followers refused to move and the "Black Hawk War" resulted. Future President Abraham Lincoln fought in the Black Hawk War in command of a detachment of Illinois militiamen. In August of 1832, Chief Black Hawk was defeated at the Bad Ax River in Wisconsin. In 1838, the chief died and was buried in a sitting position facing southeast near Iowaville on the Des Moines River. Later, his remains were stolen, the skull was recovered, and then lost in a fire.


Diann Lambert

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Had a lot right on the lake with a great view. The DNR goes thru often so its protected very well. Stayed 2 weeks with not one single ordeal.

Tina Slate

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
I grew up camping here every summer from 6 weeks till 18 years old. Grew up with the town boys and the water carnival. Great place to relax. Our family still goes a lot

Heath Schneider

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Nice gym. Complete set up for traveler and reasonable rates for day week month or year

Allen Lindahl

Sunday, July 15, 2018
Great place liked it a lot and will visit again

George Mohrhauser

Monday, March 12, 2018
Lots of eagles, ducks and gease. Also seen a fisherman on Ice that has got to be getting unsafe. Guess he has never fallen through the ice before.

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