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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.