Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course

Briggs Woods Entrance
Briggs Woods Entrance
Large cabins
Handicap fishing pier
Golfer

Waterfalls
Shelters
One Room Cabins
Briggs Woods Golf Clubhouse


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Golf: 18-hole golf course with clubhouse and proshop www.briggswoods.com

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

  • 42 Full Hook-up sites:  $30 per night
  • 13 Water & Electric sites:  $25 per night
  • 19 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.

  • Full Hookup Pull-thru sites = 8
  • Full Hookup Back-in sites = 10
  • Water/Electric Back-in sites = 13
  • Electric Back-in sites = 2
  • PLUS a group circle area of 6 sites

  • Holiday week are not available for reservation; all sites are first-come first-serve.
  • All other sites are on a first come first serve basis.
  • We have a No Refund policy; however, if you need to cancel your reservation you have one opportunity 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 16. 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.   Thank you to Goodlife RV for sponsoring trash service!

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.





   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. 

 

 

Canoes & Kayaks

We have 10 canoes and 4 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
  • $4 for 3rd person in canoe
  • Kayak is 1 person
  • Canoe maximum capacity is 3 

Please see the campground host for rentals.  

 

Koloni Bike Rentals

There are three rack locations - One is at Briggs Woods Park and the other two are located in Webster City at Riverside Park and Nakomis Park. These bikes are controlled by Bluetooth technology and users must download an application on their smartphones. The application works with iPhone and Android phones and there are instructions posted on the racks, and steps to follow right on the bikes themselves. Bikes are mainly sized for teens and adults. After the user has downloaded the Koloni Share app, they must create an account and input a method of payment. After that, simply scan the QR code on the back of the bike and you’re set to enjoy your ride! The bikes are equipped with GPS tracking technology. Once the user is finished with their ride, all they have to do is line the lock back up with a slot in the rack for the lock to close around, and hit, “end ride” on the app. Users are urged to ensure this is done properly to avoid unnecessary charges, and to be sure the bike can be available for the next user. All bikes must be returned to the rack after use and failure to do so could result in extra penalties. Bikes should not be left on trails or anywhere else throughout the city or neighboring towns. All users will be asked to agree to terms and conditions upon creation of their account. Service ends at 9pm each day. The program is available April through October and possibly longer depending on weather.

Webster City

Things to do while you're here!



Location

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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Features

  • 4 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


Closures

NOTES ON USE OF CAMPGROUND IN "OFF-SEASON":
  • 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.