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LODGE - Barn Shelter

2490 Briggs Woods Trail
Webster City, IA, 50595

Barn Shelter is the remaining building from the Briggs family and has been renovated into an enclosed shelter with electricity, water faucet, picnic tables. The shelter overlooks the lake and is along the 5.7 mile paved hiking trail.

ACCESS CODE!!  Our keyless entry pads only allow you to choose the numbers of 1 through 5 for your access code, and you cannot duplicate a number.


This shelter is located in Briggs Woods Park overlooking the lake.  Follow the road into the park, past the campground continuing up the hill.  You will go past the open shelter, continuing on the gravel up the slight hill and the Barn is straight ahead.


  • Enclosed picnic shelter - no heat or air conditioning
  • Shelter capacity - 100 people
  • 10 picnic tables inside (2' x 8") and 4 outside
  • One large charcoal grill outside
  • One fire ring outside
  • Electric
  • Parking lot
  • Portable restroom - April-October
  • Water faucet on the front of the shelter
  • Lighting available for evening use
  • SEASON:  April 1 - October 31
Carry in/carry out refuse
Fire ring
Firewood available
Handicap Accessible
On-site resident host
Pets prohibited
Picnic Table
Swimming nearby


  • NOTE:  We have new keyless entry pads and you can only choose between the numbers of 1 and 5 for your access code.
  • $60 for the day
  • $200 refundable deposit  
  • Mail Deposit to:  Hamilton County Conservation, 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA  50595
  • Reservations may be made up to TWO YEARS in advance.
  • Rental must be in the name of a person that is 18 years of age or older who will be present at the facility for the full term of the reservation. (21 years of age is there is to be wine or beer present at the event)

Hours of Operation & Seasons

Barn Shelter is a seasonal facility, available for reservations from  8:00 am to 10:00 pm daily from April 1 thru October 31.
  • Park Hours are 5:00 am to 10:30 pm
  • Reservations should plan to have their event concluded, cleaned-up and exit the park by 10:30 pm


This shelter is not available for reservation after October 31 and prior to April 1 on an annual basis.



  • All laws of the State of Iowa are in effect.
  • Smoking is prohibited
  • Pets are not allowed inside the barn.  
  • Keg beer is prohibited without an agreement and having paid a $100 fee
  • Tables must remain inside the shelter
  • Clean-up of facility must be completed no later than 10:00 pm
  • We have a No Refund policy; however, if you need to cancel your reservation you have one opportunity to reschedule. Be sure to read the Facility Contract for details.
  • Please contact the office for additional information - 515-832-9570

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