Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

From cross country skiing in the winter to canoeing in the summer, you’ll find numerous year-round outdoor activities available in Sac County. For more information, contact the Sac County Conservation Board at (712) 662-4530 or by e-mail.


Once the warm weather kicks in, try your hand at canoeing. It is great exercise and can be a lot of fun! Two canoes are available to rent at the conservation board office. Each canoe rents for $10 per day, by the week, or $15 per weekend. We have a $50 deposit on each canoe. The canoes come with paddles and life jackets. If you rent both canoes, you get the canoe trailer.

Cross-Country Skiing

There are 20+pair of cross country skies available to rent for the day, week or just the weekend. The skies come with boots and poles. Ski sizes range from children to adult. They rent for $5/pair per week day (M-F 8:00—4:30) or $10/pair per week or weekend. We have 5 pair of snowshoes that are also available for rental at the same price.


Sac County is home to two great golf courses, including the nine-hole, par 36 course at Spring Lake Golf and Country Club, located five miles west of Lake View on Highway 71, and the nine-hole, par 34 course at the Sac Country Club in Sac City.


Since walking is so good for you, why don’t you try to take a hike at one of the Sac County Conservation Board areas? Grant, Hagge & Reiff Parks all have many miles of trails that an individual can walk. The terrain is flat to moderately steep. And it’s FREE!

Trail Passes

Why not bike? Jog? Roller-blade? Or Walk? We have the Sauk Rail Trail that starts in Lake View and goes to Swan Lake State Park, south of Carroll totaling 33 miles. Passes for the trail are available at the trailhead in Lake View and at Carnarvon or by stopping out at the Hagge Park office.

  • Annual Passes: $15 (Age 18 and Up)
  • Daily Passes: $1 (Age 18 and Up)
  • Under 18: Free

Should you want to organize a group activity, we have special rates as well. Stop by the office or call us at (712) 662-4530 for details.