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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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Variety, serenity, and scenery

I spent about 4 hours at Big Woods today. It is a great place to walk, read a book, and have lunch... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Darren D
A nice little recreation spot in Iowa!

Beautiful 2 mile walking/biking path around a small lake with some sun and some shade. It's quiet... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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North_ Big Woods & Lake Street, Cedar Falls, IA
+1 319-433-7275
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Darren D
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.

Thank P6520YRmicheleg
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...More

Thank J D
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...More

Thank Letonn
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank tommy e
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...More

Thank Russell C
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Largest body of water around this area. Fun place to go with access to the shore for fishing. Picnic areas available.

Thank alibisal
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We spent two days in the Cedar Falls area and did a lot of hiking on the trails around Big Woods. Cedar Falls has a massive hiking, biking are running trail system.

Thank LuvToTravel0899
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I was always seeing the sign for this place whenever I was in the area but never took the time to stop and see for myself until today. I was rather pleased to find a big lake 80 acres worth. It is mainly a campground...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Nice handicapped accessible trail circles the lake, All ages and abilities can utilize this gem of a park. Enjoyed the Fall Colors, the restored prairie with interpretive signs along the trail and the benches for just sitting and taking in the beauty of Fall day...More

Thank L K
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