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Waterloo - George Wyth State Park

3659 Wyth Road

George Wyth State Park is located on the Cedar River within the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metropolitan area. Its large expanse of woodland is abundant with many varieties of wildlife. Bird-watchers have observed more than 200 different species and white-tailed deer can be seen year-round. The park has been designated as a National Urban Wildlife Sanctuary. At George Wyth, the visitor can truly "get away" from the busy metropolitan area and take advantage of a variety of outdoor recreation activities in a very natural setting.

The park was dedicated in 1940 as "Josh Higgins Parkway", named for a popular radio character of the day. In 1956, it was renamed George Wyth Memorial State Park after a well-known Cedar Falls businessman and conservationist.


Jerry Fritz

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Campsites are spacious and flat. All are wooded on outside circle. Showers need improvement - water flow is timed and shuts off every 7 seconds requiring the patron to push a button much too frequently. No room to sit down in the stalls. Water temp and pressure are excellent. Not as clean as they could/should be.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Great park with multiple shelters for large get-togethers. Easy to access facilities in the campground and many other facilities scattered through the park. Multiple portages for motorboats and kayaks. Roads need improvement, but the potholes won't kill your car.


Saturday, May 12, 2018
Quiet peaceful camping experience. Clean and hardly no one there. Nature trails to walk or ride bikes. The bathrooms are clean and wheelchair access was available.

Nick Stone

Monday, March 26, 2018
Single track fat bike riding ...My favorite for curvy semi flat trails.

Steven Niewoehner

Monday, March 12, 2018
Great place to observe wildlife if you slow down and take the time. And a reminder if you took it in with you take it out with you or at least place it in the proper trash recepticle.

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