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“Great for a walk on a nice night”

Big Woods Lake Recreation Area
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Cedar Falls
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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 walk it too fast, so we had time to observe the birds that appeared to be migrating through, and enjoy the lake scenes. The trees were just barely starting to bud out. Nice place to take a stroll. We would do it again.

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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 rarely feels crowded, and is still a quiet, relaxing get-away.

1  Thank Chelsea H
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

This a very nice little lake located on thenotheast edge of Cedar Falls Iowa. It has beautiful walking, hiking, biking trail all around the lake. There are boat ramps on the north & the south side of the lake. Lake access is very easy. Plenty of parking & picnic areas too! Not to mention the great fishery with several types of fish with in the Lake. The latest addition in the past few years is the camp grounds & rental cabins!! They are new and look very nice!

1  Thank _iaholic57
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

The title says it all. The lake is a great place to kayak or fish. They have a dedicated kayak/canoe dock with an easy entry launch for those who have a harder time getting in/out of a boat. Wonderful and relaxing place to visit.

1  Thank IA-CS-guy
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Big Woods is a clean, peaceful lake that's great for kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding, and has about a two mile paved trail that runs around the lake. There are also prairie grasses planted and trails for viewing and shelters for picnicking. It has an adjoining campground and access to surrounding bike trails.

1  Thank Joan T
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