Big Woods is a fabulous area about 5 minutes from downtown Cedar Falls. The trail around the lake is great. There is a newer campground out there as well. We have enjoyed boat rides and fishing in the nice-sized lake. It is a great nature area.
Beautiful trails and lake. Max rentals offers kayaks and canoes. Hoping he gets some paddleboards this year!!! He will meet you right at the lake. Reasonable prices. Nice fella.