Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course

Briggs Woods Entrance
Briggs Woods Entrance
Large cabins

One Room Cabins
Briggs Woods Golf Clubhouse

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Hamilton County Conservation started drawing the lake level down at Briggs Woods Lake Wednesday, October 25, 2023 and Thursday, November 16th the gates were opened to start filling up.  It will be a slow process with the dry conditions.

The lake was lowered by approximately 10 feet to install a new golf course irrigation pump.

Conservation Staff added more fish structures and enhanced the fish structures that were already in the lake.

Golf: 18-hole golf course with clubhouse and proshop

Camping: We have 82 sites available for camping at Briggs Woods. From tent camping  to accommodations for the large RV units.  A modern shower house with handicap accessibility is available. There are two odorless pit latrines available in the off- season. WIFI is available within Briggs Woods Park.  The 70 acre lake offers swimming with a sand beach, fishing, and boating with electric motor only.   Campground Map is at the bottom of this page


  • 24 Full Hook-up sites:  $30 per night
  • 17 Electric sites:  $20 per night
  • 8 Tent sites with electricity:  $20 per night
  • 14 night maximum stay
  • Off season rate (when water is turned off):  $12 per night

Camping Reservations:  Go to the "Facilities" tab above
We have added more sites that can be reserved for a total of 33 individual sites and a group camping circle of 6 sites for a total of 39 reserve sites.


  • 8 Full Hookup Pull-thru sites:  $31 per night
  • 10 Full Hookup Back-in sites:  $31 per night
  • 13 Water & Electric Back-in sites:  $26 per night
  • 2 Electric Back-in sites:  $21 per night
  • Group circle area of 6 sites full hookup:  $186 per night
  • Holiday weeks are not available for reservation; all sites are first-come first-serve.
  • We have a No Refund policy; however, if you need to cancel your reservation you have one opportunity to reschedule.  Changes must be made 15 days in advance of your reservation.  If made after 15 days, you will forfeit 100% of your reservation, and not be allowed to reschedule.

You may hold a site with vehicle, tent, or camper and pay for the site each night.

EXTRA TENT: Sites allow up to 10 people per unit. We do not allow to double up sites. An extra tent can be erected on the same site as another camping unit as long as the occupants are children and under the age of 18. Please contact us if you have any further questions. Enjoy your camping 

Dumpsters will be available from May 1 to October 31.  Before and after these dates, the carry-in carry-out policy will be enforced.  

PETS must be on a leash, no longer than 6 feet, at all times.

CABINS AND SHELTERS - For reservations open the Facilities tab - Cabins are available all year long.  Pets are not allowed in cabins or shelters.

FIREWOOD - $7 per bundle

   Trails: There are numerous walking and hiking trails throughout the rugged timber and prairie remnants in the park. We also have a 10 foot  wide concrete multi-recreational trail designed for easy access. This trail winds through some timber areas and follows most of the lake on one side and continues all the way into Webster City making the paved trail just 5.7 miles. 




We have 6 kayaks available for rent.  We do not provide shuttle service, but will take them to the lake.

  • $10 for 2 hours or $20 for 4 hours
  • Kayaks are 1 person

Please see the campground host for rentals.  

Webster City

Things to do while you're here!


We are located at 2490 Briggs Woods Trail in Hamilton County, Iowa, two and one-half miles south of Webster City off of Highway 17. The park is 550 acres and is ideally located, with convenient access to all parts of Hamilton County as well as adjacent counties. Highway 20 offers clear access to the east and west, while Interstate 35 is located about 12 miles east of highway 17.

The Johnson Addition to Briggs Woods Park, located 1.5 miles southeast of Webster City on 238th Street, is 60 acres of riparian woodland, reconstructed prairie and remnant bur oak savanna. The 17 acre reconstructed prairie serves as a production site for local ecotype seed that is used on other Natural Resource Areas. Magnificent open-grown bur oak trees intermingled with prairie grasses and wildflowers can be found on the savanna. Nature observers will experience a wide diversity of habitat types in close proximity. Refuge - no hunting allowed.

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  • 3 Reservable Shelters
  • 5.7 mile paved walking trail connecting Briggs Woods Park to Webster City
  • 82 Camping sites
  • 70 acre lake 
  • Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Beach
  • 18 hole Golf Course
  • WIFI

Operating Hours & Seasons

  • Park Hours:  5:00 am to 10:30 pm
  • Camping check-in:   2:00 pm but you may arrive at anytime
  • Camping check-out:  5:00 pm
  • Main gate closes at 10:30 PM. Gates are not locked.
  • All non-registered campers (visitors) shall exit the area by 10:30 PM
  • Campground quiet hours are 10:30 PM - 5:00 AM


  • The campground may be opened prior to April 1 or closed after October 31 pending favorable weather & ground conditions.
  • Water and modern restrooms/shower facilities may be closed to prevent freezing even though the campground may remain open.
  • Online reservations will not be taken for the "off-season" period; campers will need to utilize the on-site self-registration system and pay the required fee.