Railroad Lake Access provides an entrance into the western portion of Fall Access. Leading from the entrance into the park is a trail which leads to Railroad Lake. The Railroad Lake Access provides opportunities for hunting, fishing, hiking, bird watching and the wetlands provides habitat that supports a variety of aquatic species. At the north end of the area a mix of tall and short grass prairie provides additional wildlife habitat. Migratory waterfowl as well as various species of reptiles and amphibians can be found within the boundaries of this area. Habitat which supports white tailed deer and turkey is prominent throughout the area as well. Hikers will find plenty of opportunities to encounter a wide range of various habitats and interesting scenery. Running through the south-western corner of the area is the Beaver Creek which also supports fishing and migratory waterfowl hunting.
Just west of Railroad Lake Access is the Beaver Valley Wetland Wildlife Refuge. Beaver Valley Wetland Refuge is a wildlife refuge and consequently hunting is not allowed but the nearby habitat it provides serves to increase the abundance of migratory waterfowl in the area.
The Railroad Lake Access is found northeast of Cedar Falls off of Union Road. The access point is at the intersections of Union Road and Beaver Valley Road.
Operating Hours & Seasons
Black Hawk County Conservation Board
1346 West Airline Hwy
Waterloo, IA 50703
Phone: (319) 433-PARK (7275) Fax: (319) 433-7276
Park hours: 6:00 a.m to 10:30 p.m