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Black Hawk Lake In Iowa

Black Hawk Lake, Iowa

Boating, camping and fishing at Black Hawk Lake

One of the favorite boating and fishing lakes in northwest Iowa, Black Hawk Lake is conveniently located at Lake View. Several boat launch ramps are available to the public for launching fishing boats, pleasure boats and pontoons. Canoes and kayaks can be portage from the Blackhawk State Park as well as other public access areas. There are three camping areas, plus lodging at the lake. The lake covers 950 acres where anglers pursue bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, perch and muskie throughout the year, including some productive ice fishing in winter. Most of the lake is surrounded by private homes, many of which have boat docks. There are plenty of access points around the lake for fishing from the bank as well as a fish house, provided by the Iowa DNR.

Black Hawk Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


Blackhawk State Park Campground - 712 657-8712

Lake View City Camp Crescent Campground - 712 657-2189

Black Hawk Fish and Wildlife Campground - 712 657-2638

Black Hawk Lake Map


Fish species found in Black Hawk Lake include largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, yellow perch and muskie.

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye <Bluegill Yellow Perch Muskie

Get an Iowa Fishing License.

Local Contact Information

Black Hawk Lake
Blackhawk State Park
228 S Blossom St
Lake View, IA 51450
712 657-8712

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