Briggs Woods Halloween Event & Fundraiser "Wildlife Safari Hike & Haunted Woods Hikes"

Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course, Hamilton County

Saturday, October 19, 2019

5:00 to 7:00 pm Trick-or-Treating in Campgrounds & Hayrides starting at Beach (Hayrides will start at the beach parking lot and head down through the campgrounds to drop off people at Shelter 1 and head back to the beach)

6:00 to 7:00 pm Crafts & Games - Shelter 1

6:00 to 7:00 pm      Light Meal - Shelter 2 sponsored by the Webster City Church of Christ for the first 300 people who attend the event. Special Thanks to the Webster City Church of Christ for sponsoring the meal.

7:00 to 8:00 pm      Autumn Night Hike - Shelter 2 area

8:00 to 10:30 pm    Haunted Woods Hike - Boy Scout Troop 17 of Webster City will be conducting a very scary hike for those people who want to enjoy the thrill of monsters and eerie creatures that chase you in the dark. The hike will start at the bike trail by the bench swing across from Shelter 2 and end at the north boat ramp. The hike will end with a hayride back to Shelter 2 and the Beach Parking lot. This hike is intended to SCARE YOU so don't go unless you enjoy being SCARED.   ​       

Celebrate the fall by participating in this family oriented event.

  • CAMPERS - Decorate your campsite and enjoy trick-or-treating, along with a hayride.  Awards will be given for the two best decorated campsites that evening.
  • TRICK-OR-TREAT - Come in costume and trick or treat in the campgrounds. 
  • HAYRIDES - Park at the beach lot.  The hay rack will pick you up at the beach, take you to the campground so that you can trick-or-treat.  It will then pick you up at Shelter 1 and go to Shelter 2 for the meal and night hike. After the event you may have a hayride back to the beach area parking lot.   
  • There is a $2.00 Fundraiser Charge that will get you in for both hikes. 
  • HIKE - Discover what Night Time Animals that roam around in Iowa.
  • We will divide into four groups, everyone will start at the same time, and the groups will rotate through the four stations. 
  • Haunted Woods Hike will be right after the Autumn Night Hike starting at the Boone River Bike Trail by Shelter 2 and end at the North Boat Ramp. A hayride will be provided back to Shelter 2 or the beach parking lot after the hike. 
  • Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • There will be a $2.00 per person charge that will cover both of the Night Hikes. This event is a fund raiser for the Hamilton County Naturalist Program and Boy Scout Troop 17 of Webster City. There is no charge for the the events taking place in the campgrounds.

So that we can plan food and schedule the groups, we ask that you register by calling 515-832-9570 and leave a voice mail for our Naturalist or email

This is a nonalcoholic family event.  All ages are welcome.

To Register

This event is accepting email


Briggs Woods Halloween Event & Fundraiser "Wildlife Safari Hike & Haunted Woods Hikes"


Saturday, October 19, 2019
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM


Briggs Woods Park
2490 Briggs Woods Park
Webster City, IA 50595
515-832-9570 or
Map This Location


Adults - $2.00

Children - $2.00