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Big Woods Lake Recreation Area

North_ Big Woods & Lake Street, Cedar Falls, IA
+1 319-433-7275
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We have only visited once, even though it is very near. Didnt even know it existed. Went fir a... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Pharr, Texas
via mobile
Very quiet and relaxing

What a wonderful place, kayaking, swimming, great trails for walking. Excellent place for the... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
tommy e
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North_ Big Woods & Lake Street, Cedar Falls, IA
+1 319-433-7275
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We have only visited once, even though it is very near. Didnt even know it existed. Went fir a ver nice leisurely walk. Well kept. There is fishing, picnicking and on the other side of the lake there is camping. Well cared for area. Will...More

Thank Letonn
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place, kayaking, swimming, great trails for walking. Excellent place for the family and animals.

Thank tommy e
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Our son took us here to enjoy a warm Saturday early spring walk at the Big Woods Lake Rec Area. We walked into a wooded area on a paved bike trail and saw three deer on the trail and four others in the woods staring...More

Thank Russell C
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Largest body of water around this area. Fun place to go with access to the shore for fishing. Picnic areas available.

Thank alibisal
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We spent two days in the Cedar Falls area and did a lot of hiking on the trails around Big Woods. Cedar Falls has a massive hiking, biking are running trail system.

Thank LuvToTravel0899
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I was always seeing the sign for this place whenever I was in the area but never took the time to stop and see for myself until today. I was rather pleased to find a big lake 80 acres worth. It is mainly a campground...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Nice handicapped accessible trail circles the lake, All ages and abilities can utilize this gem of a park. Enjoyed the Fall Colors, the restored prairie with interpretive signs along the trail and the benches for just sitting and taking in the beauty of Fall day...More

Thank L K
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Great place for fishing, kayaking, running/walking, exploring prairie restoration, etc. No swimming allowed, no boat wake allowed. I come here often and just love the place.

Thank SFM002
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Big woods lake has a nice walking area and nice bike paths. It is around a scenic lake. There are outdoor restrooms that are quite clean.

Thank IsaacCedarFalls
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This park has so much to offer. And is well maintained. There are two main entrances, and an entrance for the campground. There's access for large and small boats, with a No Wake rule. I've seen fishing boats, large sail boats, canoes, and lots of...More

Thank ttphotography
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