Big Woods Lake Recreation Area

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Location: North–Big Woods & Lake St.
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Acreage: 320 Acres

To Rent the Shelter:  

  • Shelters in the parks may be reserved in advance by signing a contract and paying the rental fee.To Book the Shelter, you must do so at The Cedar Falls Recreation and Fitness Center at 110 E. 13th St Cedar Falls
  • Want to check to see if it's available:  319-273-8636

North Facilities 
*Boat Ramp
*Open Shelter
*No-Wake Boating Lake
*Restrooms
*Parking Lot
*Campground
*2 Bedroom Cabin
*Two 1-Bedroom Cabins

Trail Access: Big Woods Lake Trail

About the Park
This Park includes a 65 acre Lake and 10 acre natural prairie. Fishing in the Lake is permitted, swimming is not.  The shelter is donated by the Aikey family.
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Location:  South-Big Woods & Ironwood
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Acreage: 320 Acres

South Facilities
*Kayak Launch
*Boat Ramp
*Open Shelter
*No-Wake Boating Lake
*Restrooms
*Parking Lot
*18 Hole Disc Golf
Printable Scorecards for both of our Cedar Falls disc golf courses

Trail Access: Big Woods Lake Trail

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Big Woods Lake Campground

The City of Cedar Falls and Black Hawk Conservation Board offer an RV Campground in the NE corner of Big Woods Lake, located on Lake Street east of Big Woods Road. The 12-acre site holds 55 RV campsites, one permanent cabin, tent camping, hard surface roadways and wireless internet service.

The Big Woods Lake Recreation area provides a myriad of outdoor recreation opportunities including access to the metropolitan recreation trail system, boating, fishing, hiking and picnicking and a newly established 10-acre prairie. The remaining park grounds consist of floodplain-associated woodlands and wetland areas interlaced with small lakes, which were once old quarries and are now used for fishing. For more information regarding campground reservations, contact Black Hawk County Conservation Office at (319) 433-7275.

RV Sites Sites include full hookups (water, sewer and electric).
Cabins  These all season cabins let you experience camping without pulling a trailer or pitching a tent. Cabins have two bedrooms, open style kitchen/living room/dining room & a bathroom with shower. It is heated & air-conditioned. The south wall of the cabin is primarily windows & offers a beautiful view of the lake while providing its guests with peaceful privacy. A covered patio area with table adds to the useable space of this cabin even during inclement weather.
Campsites  Most sites have a level regrind camp pad, electricity (30 & 50 amp), water (seasonal) & sewer.All campsites include the use of a fire ring & picnic table as well as wireless internet.
Additional Information:http://www.mycountyparks.com/county/Black-Hawk/Park/Big-Woods-Lake-Campground.aspx