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Big Woods Lake Recreation Area

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Nice area to relax or get some exercise.

The lake offers plenty of space for smaller sail boats or kayaks to explore. Often times there are... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2014
Jeff G
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Iowa
Fine recreation

Nice bike trail goes around the lake. There are also additional grass trails and a nature area on... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2014
Patrick A
,
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

The lake offers plenty of space for smaller sail boats or kayaks to explore. Often times there are lots of people fishing. There is a great paved trail all the way around the lake to bike, walk or roller blade etc. Now there is even...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Nice bike trail goes around the lake. There are also additional grass trails and a nature area on one side of the lake. You can hear a highway in the distance but it is a relaxing place.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Patrick A
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Now the bike trail goes around the full circumference! It’s a great place to connect with nature. It’s just across the Cedar River and through some woods and slough areas on the trail to Big Woods Lake. Biking, canoeing, kayaking, roller blade, fishing, walking, bird...More

Date of experience: November 2013
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Big Woods Recreation area is a short walk away from Cedar Falls Main Street. There is a paved trail around the little lake with restrooms @ both sides of the park. It's a great trail to bicycle on when we are headed out for a...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank Cindy D
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Big Woods is a quiet little get away where one can rest and renew with a walk, run , or bike ride through clean and beautiful trails around a small lake that occasional silent boats drift through.

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Ann P
Reviewed 6 December 2012

Though there isn't a lot of shade, it has everything you need for a fun weekend. Had a great time with friends when they came to visit.

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank Lisa L
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