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SHELTER - Beach Shelter

2490 Briggs Woods Trail
Ph: 515-832-9570
Webster City, IA, 50595

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The new open air shelter is located overlooking Briggs Woods Lake.  The shelter is near the swimming beach, paved hiking trail, amphitheater, and boat ramp.  A charcoal grill and hydrant are available for your picnic needs, as well as 12 picnic tables to accommodate 100 people, and electricity.  A portable restroom is nearby, as well as ample parking. 


The open air shelter is located at the south side of Briggs Woods lake near the beach.


  • Open air (not enclosed) picnic shelter
  • Shelter capacity - 100 people
  • 12 picnic tables
  • One large charcoal grill outside
  • Electricity
  • Beach
  • Paved Hiking/Biking Trail - 5.7 miles
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Ramp (electric motor only)
  • Portable Restroom nearby
  • Water hydrant
  • Lighting available for evening use
  • 18 Hole public golf course
  • Kayak rental
  • Firewood available in the campground for $7/bundle
  • SEASON:  April 1 - October 31
Carry in/carry out refuse
Dump station
Firewood available
Handicap Accessible
On-site resident host
Pet Friendly
Picnic Table
Shower facilities
Swimming nearby


  • $60 for the day
  • $100 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 if there is to be wine or beer present at the event)

Hours of Operation & Seasons

The Shelter is a seasonal facility, available for reservations from 8:00 am to 9:00 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 inside the shelter.
  • Keg beer is prohibited without a Permit 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; Be sure to read the Facility Contract for details.
  • Please contact the office for additional information - 515-832-9570