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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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A perfect spot for the night!

We rolled into this campground around 5:00 pm and were LUCKY to get the last spot! We were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ckjbamorris
via mobile
RV Campsites with lots of outdoor activities.

Campsites are new with excellent services of water, sewer, electricity. Local residents use this as... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Linda F
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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“nice bike” (3 reviews)
“main street” (2 reviews)
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North_ Big Woods & Lake Street, Cedar Falls, IA
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+1 319-433-7275
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"great place to walk"
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"campground"
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"picnic"
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"kayakers"
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 May 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

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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...More

1  Thank Chelsea H
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Reviewed 9 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...More

1  Thank _iaholic57
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Reviewed 14 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 7 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...More

1  Thank Joan T
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

I spent about 4 hours at Big Woods today. It is a great place to walk, read a book, and have lunch by the lake. My fitness tracker indicated that the path around the lake is 3,000 steps. Along the path is a lot of...More

1  Thank Darren D
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Reviewed 11 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.

1  Thank P6520YRmicheleg
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Reviewed 11 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...More

1  Thank J D
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