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“A nice little recreation spot in Iowa!”

Big Woods Lake Recreation Area
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Cedar Falls
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Beautiful 2 mile walking/biking path around a small lake with some sun and some shade. It's quiet and safe with lots of parking and pavilions for picnics.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Bigwoods is a smaller lake with a nice bike path around the entire lake. The path is part of a larger system of paths into and throughout Cedar Falls. A rider can do as much or as little as they like. Lots of varied scenery and wildlife to see. We kayak the lake. One can explore the entire lake in an hour at a relaxed pace. It is very quiet, scenic and has great sunsets!! Larger boats are not allowed on Big Woods so smooth sailing in a kayak. Fishing can be done from several spots along it's shore.

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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 return.

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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank tommy e
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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 at us. We walked further and saw three Eagles flying and perched in trees looking for food. We of course saw the annoying geese who are loud and leave droppings all over the path. Beautiful place to walk, bike, long board, or even fish.

1  Thank Russell C
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