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RAGBRAI EVENT STOPPING IN CEDAR FALLS JULY 22, 2015.: RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) will stop and overnight in Cedar Falls on July 22. The event draws 10,000 bicyclists and spectators. Regular park visitors should be aware that the park could see an increase in visitors due to the event. Traffic getting to the park could also be congested. Campers wishing to camp at George Wyth must reserve a campsite or register as a first-come, first-serve camper and pay the appropriate fees. All camping rules and regulations apply including a limit of six people per campsite and one camping unit per campsite or a maximum of two tents per campsite. If you have any questions regarding camping or the park, please call park staff at 319/232-5505. For more information about RAGBRAI, please visit RAGBRAI.com
Restrooms open for season: Restrooms and water are on for the season
George Wyth State Park, IA
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DescriptionGeorge Wyth Memorial State Park is considered an "urban wildlife sanctuary" located between Waterloo and Cedar Falls in Black Hawk County. Visitors can "get away" from the busy metropolitan area and take advantage of a variety of outdoor activities in a very natural setting.
The Lake-to-State Park Bike Route is a 50 mile route connecting Pine Lake and George Wyth State Park. The route primarily utilizes county highways and established bike routes and paths once inside Cedar Falls/Waterloo.
The Cedar Valley Paddlers Trail is the first looped water trail. It starts at Fisher Lake in George Wyth. All four lakes in George Wyth, Cedar River, and two lakes at Hartman Reserve Nature Center make up the trail. The trail is 10 miles with 1.6 miles of portaging and 8.4 miles of water. This can change some depending on water levels during the year. People of all ages can enjoy this trail because you can create your own smaller or bigger trails within this one.
George Wyth also has a bird blind located at the back of the park. Birders have seen more than two-hundred species of birds throughout the year, with many rare birds spotted. Other wildlife can also be seen through the blind.
The Mud Run is held in May each year. The Cedar Trails Festival and Accel Triathlon are held in June. The Eco-Triathlon is held in August and the Park to Park half-marathon is held in September.
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Located off of Hwy 218. Coming from the south follow Hwy 218 north and take Broadway Street/Waterloo Airport Exit and follow the signs.
Coming from the north, follow Hwy 218 south and take the Broadway St./Waterloo Airport Exit, then turn right at the stoplight. The park is on the right.
Coming from the west, take Hwy 20 east to Hwy 58 north, to Hwy 218 south, then take the Broadway St./Waterloo Airport exit, turn right at stoplight, and the park will be on the right.
Coming from the east, take Hwy 20 west to Hwy 218 north, then take the Broadway St. /Waterloo Airport exit and follow the signs.
Mailing Address:George Wyth State Park
3659 Wyth Rd
Waterloo IA 50703
Phone Number:Information: (319) 232-5505