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Big Woods Lake Recreation Area

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Big Woods Campground

We love camping here when in town visiting family. It is a peaceful campground and well taken care... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Santa Rosa, CA

Wonderful place to take kayaks. You need to explore the west end of the lake and go under the... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love camping here when in town visiting family. It is a peaceful campground and well taken care of. Bathrooms are always clean. The campground is next to the Lake so very easy access to fishing and boating. It is lovely by the lake with...More

Thank virginias729
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place to take kayaks. You need to explore the west end of the lake and go under the bridge. Very quiet and beautiful back there. I go frequently and find a new bird or animal each time.

Thank toddkris
Reviewed 17 September 2018

It is a very peaceful and beautiful for hiking and dog walking. Although there is a section exposed to sun, most of the trails are under the shade.

Thank Yali L
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have canoed a lot, and kayaked some, but lately have discovered stand up paddling. Planning a weekend in Cedar Falls, we were happy to find that we could rent SUP boards at Big Woods Lake. We went through Cook's Outdoors. There...More

Thank JoyH32
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Great little lake, no wake here! Kayaks canoes, even a few larger boat idling around sometimes. Turtles, eagles, geese and a few snakes - we have seen all this at Big Woods Lake. Even tho there is officially ‘no swimming’ here, I have ‘fallen’ in...More

Thank jetsoo
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Great place to fish, and also great for kayaking, and canoeing. Walking trail encircles the entire lake. Trail is very wide and has sunny and shaded sections. I enjoyed walking my dogs. There is a nice campground on the backside of lake. I will definitely...More

Thank bjbraun2018
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We rolled into this campground around 5:00 pm and were LUCKY to get the last spot! We were expecting a campground in the woods because of the name, but were pleasantly surprised to see it all out in the open. The sites were large and...More

Thank Ckjbamorris
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Campsites are new with excellent services of water, sewer, electricity. Local residents use this as a quick get away. Friendly folks with evening campfires.. Bring your canoe/kayak to enjoy the lake and surrounding backwaters. Fishing from shore or boat. Boat docks available. A "no wake"...More

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 30 April 2018

My wife and I were in town for a workshop. The evening was very pleasant and we wanted to get outside somewhere in Cedar Falls. This was recommended so we checked it out. We did the paved loop trail around the lake. We did not...More

Thank OutdoorKidz
Reviewed 15 April 2018

This is a beautiful place to get outdoors and play/relax with your family! It's also a great spot for photos - and on just about any given day, you'll see a multitude of family sessions taking place. Even so, it is vast enough that it...More

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