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  • Antique Acres

    Antique Acres

    7610 Waverly Road , Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    319-987-2380 (Primary)
    319-230-3492 (Alternate)
    Hours:

    Open May through October. 

     A modern 70-site campground. Antique Acres is a private organization whose members own, preserve and display working examples of antique threshing, steam, plowing and saw milling machinery. Antique Acres was incorporated in 1964 to purchase 80 acres of land and to organize what has become an annual "Old Time Power Show", held each August on this site. A museum on the grounds features a large collection of old farm machinery, including items more than 100 years old.

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  • Big Woods Lake Recreation Area

    Big Woods Lake Recreation Area

    Big Woods Road , Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    319-273-8624
    Hours:

    6:00 am – 10:30 pm seasonally

    Big Woods Lake Recreation Area is a 320 acre park that offers picnic areas, trails, a fishing lake, and a boat ramp.

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  • Black Hawk Park

    Black Hawk Park

    2410 W. Lone Tree Road , Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    319-433-7275

    This county park offers modern campsites, picnic areas, hiking, biking and bridle trails, fishing stream and lake, boat ramp, hunting, playground, ball diamond, cross-country skiing, hockey/ice skating, archery-gun-sporting, clay ranges, and lodge.  Park facilities are handicap accessible.  Black Hawk Park features two campground areas.  Cedar Campground features an open layout, while Fogdall campground has individual sites. 


    1,768 acres
    21 full hookup sites
    189 electrical sites

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  • Boy Scouts of America Camp Ingawanis

    Boy Scouts of America Camp Ingawanis

    2482 Grand Avenue , Waverly, IA 50677
    319-352-4403

    The Boy Scout Camp Ingawanis has horse riding and mountain biking.
    Winnebago Council Wapsie Wranglers featuring Arena Rides for young cowpokes, trail Rides for trail savvy westerners, Steak Dinner Rides for chow hungry cowboys and cowgirls and Hay Rides for the young at heart. Located 15 miles north of Cedar Falls in Waverly. 

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  • Cedar Falls City Parks

    Cedar Falls City Parks

    Throughout the city , Cedar Falls, IA
    319-273-8624

    The City of Cedar Falls has 35 parks to offer to it's citizen's and guests.

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  • Cedar Valley Trails

    Cedar Valley Trails

    Throughout the Cedar Valley , Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    319-268-4266

    With over 106 miles of multi-use paved trails and over 5,000 acres of lakes, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metro area has established itself as a Midwestern hub for all outdoor recreational activities appealing to kids of all ages.

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  • George Wyth State Park

    George Wyth State Park

    3659 Wyth Road , Waterloo, IA 50703
    319-232-5505 (Primary)
    877-427-2757 (Alternate)

    Experience the convenience of camping in the Cedar Falls/Waterloo metropolitan area.  This state park includes modern campsites, picnic areas, hiking and biking trails, beach, sail boating, windsurfing, fishing stream and lakes, boat ramp, playgrounds, cross-country skiing, hockey/ice skating, snowmobiling, and prairie reconstruction. Park facilities are handicap accessible. The campground features modern showers, restrooms and a trailer dumping station.


    1,100 acres
    69 total camping units including rustic sites
    47 are electrical sites

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  • Hartman Reserve Nature Center

    Hartman Reserve Nature Center

    657 Reserve Drive , Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    319-277-2187
    Hours:

    Interpretive Center:
    Closed for remodeling.
    Trails are open, sunrise to sunset. 

    Hartman Reserve Nature Center is a 308.9-acre nature reserve located in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The reserve is dedicated to teaching youth about nature through hands on experiences and preservation.
    A variety of workshops and events are held throughout the year including the Maple Syrup Festival in March and Haunted Hikes in October. 

    NOTE: Hartman Reserve buildings are closed for remodeling (as of September 2016). Trails are still open each day, sunrise to sunset. Be sure to contact Hartman Reserve about new locations for their annual events and activities, or visit their Facebook page.  They anticipate reopening the Interpretive Center in October of 2017. 

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  • Hickory Hills Park

    Hickory Hills Park

    3338 Hickory Hills Road , La Porte City, IA 50651
    319-342-3350

    Hickory Hills Park offers hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, sledding, ice fishing, camp area, lodge, shelter, 9-hole disc golf course, and a cabin. The 55 acre lake is available for canoeing and electric boats. Hickory Hills Park is located approximately 25 miles directly south of Cedar Falls (and about 12 miles west and south of La Porte City).

    30 full hookup sites
    60 electric sites
    30 rustic sites
    7 cabins

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  • McFarlane Park

    McFarlane Park

    13619 King Road , La Porte City, IA 50651
    319-342-3844

    Located in La Porte City, McFarlane Park offers hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. Canoeing and motor boats are also allowed on the river. A cabin, shelter, and camping area is also available. La Porte City is located approximately 25 miles southeast of Cedar Falls.

    160 acres
    60 electrical sites
    1 cabin


     

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