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Boone River Designated Water Trail

The 26-mile stretch between Webster City and the Boone Forks offers some spectacular wildlife and habitat scenery. Canoeing and kayaking are very popular along this river, especially when the river levels are at their best. There are no low head dams, but there are some natural challenging rapids that make the trip fun. 7 public access areas are available along this scenic float.


Brewer Creek Trail

For those that are wanting a shorter trail for walking or running, the Brewer Creek Park two-mile trail is the perfect length. It meanders through prairie land and continues along the outside edge of the Graceland Cemetery.


Briggs Woods Park

Briggs Woods Park is the first and oldest county park in Iowa. Located south of Webster City along the Boone River, this park includes camping, fishing, swimming, hiking, golfing, biking and canoe/kayak rentals. We also have 7 cabins that are open year round.


Briggs Woods Park Cabins

Briggs Woods Park offers seven cabins for rent throughout the year. Cabins range from one room rustic camping cabins that have no water on the inside to modern cabins that can sleep up to 15 people.


Colorado Grill

Exceptional menu offers a wide variety and has something everyone. Great friends–Great food–Great fun!

A landscape of forested cliff face with a creek at its base, bright blue sky, and manicured grass in the foreground. Dolliver park.

Dolliver State Park

Sandstone formations called the “Copperas Beds” and a narrow ravine running between rock walls given the name “Boneyard Hollow” are just two of the fascinating features you can learn about when you visit this park. Boasting a widely varied landscape including forest, bluffs, canyons, the Des Moines River, Prairie Creek, and Indian mounds, Dolliver is a diamond in the rough.


Don Williams Recreation Area

Don Williams Recreation Area, located north of the city of Ogden, is home to the 150 acre Don Williams Lake where anglers can get out and try their luck year round. A variety of fish can be found here including Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Walleye, and Channel Catfish and a bait shop is located on site. Hunting is not permitted at Don Williams Recreation Area.


Gypsum City OHV Park

Gypsum City OHV Park is Iowa’s largest Off-Highway Vehicle Park and a destination for ATVs, side by side units, and off-round motorcycles. This 800-acre park has 65 miles of trails for off-highway vehicles. Tracks and Trails range from open rolling prairie trails for novice riders to heavily timbered, steep trails for more advanced riders with water crossings.


Gypsum City Tiny Homes

These tiny homes have the amenities of home. Inside the 28-foot by 10-foot home, there is room for two to sleep on a full-size bed along with a set of built-in bunk beds (these beds are aimed for use by children). There is a full bathroom with shower, sink, toilet, mini kitchen counter with sink, microwave, medium-sized refrigerator and freezer, and a window air unit.


High Trestle Trail

The High Trestle Trail, located in the southern part of Boone County, is a 25 mile multipurpose trail that passes through five towns and four counties and is considered one of central Iowa’s most popular tourist attractions. The highlight of the trail is the ½ mile 13 story high bridge which passes over the beautiful Des Moines River Valley.


Kennedy Park Yurts

Webster County has recently joined the growing national “glamping” trend by offering two full-service yurts. The yurts offer a unique stay at Kennedy Park for people that may have an interest in camping , but don’t want to invest in a camper or give up their “comforts of home.” Each yurt offers a kitchen, bathroom, bulk beds, soft-sleeper, air-conditioning, deck, fire pit and grill.

Three golf carts are lined up on a lakeside green with men preparing to play golf.

Lakeside Municipal Golf Course

This beautifully manicured 18-hole course includes a long and straight front nine and a short and narrow back nine. Amenities include a driving range, clubhouse with Pro shop, concessions, and deck. Private and small group lessons offered.


Ledges State Park

Ledges State Park, located just south of the City of Boone, is one of Iowa’s most popular State Parks. Pea’s Creek is a very popular location for kids of all ages to do some “creek stomping” and maybe even get a little splash from vehicles passing by! There is currently a new boat ramp under construction on the southwest boundary of the park that will...


Little Wall Lake Park

Little Wall Lake Park is located south of Jewell and has one of the most southern glacial lakes in Iowa. 250 acres of surface water is fun for fishing or power boating and water sports. 106 campsites are available along with 3 year round cabins.


Lizard Creek Mountain Bike Park

10 miles of sweet single-track mountain bike trails along the Des Moines River Valley in Northwest River District of Fort Dodge. The trails are accessible near Water Trail Access 1 on Lizard Creek.


Rides Bar & Grill

Rides Bar-Grill has a full menu. It has a banquet center next door. Recognized in the top 10 for “Iowa’s Best Burger”.


Seven Oaks Recreation

Family-owned and operated as well as offers year-round outdoor recreation in central Iowa. From May through October, Seven Oaks visitors may take a full-service canoe, kayak or river tube float. The winter months are spent on the hill skiing, tubing, or snowboarding and each year the Gladiator Assault Challenge is held.


Shiny Top Brewery

ShinyTop was created with the hope of bringing a local brewing scene to North Central Iowa by Nate & Todd McCubbin. With a friendly atmosphere, great beer, & local talent.


Whistle Stop Café