Winter Sports

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.

A man rides a white horse on a hardpack trail through the lush green forest of an outdoor recreation area.

Brushy Creek State Recreation Area

At 6,500 acres, Brushy Creek SRA is one of Iowa’s premier outdoor recreation destinations. The land is a mosaic of native prairie, grassland, timber, riparian, and lake habitats with a 690-acre lake.  The area has an extensive network of equestrian, mountain biking, and hiking trails.  It also features two equestrian campgrounds and a non-equestrian campground.

Two young ladies engage in outdoor recreation by paddleboarding on a tranquil lake with forest in the background.

John F. Kennedy Memorial Park

This park, one of the largest and most popular managed by the Webster County Conservation Board, is a 400-acre multiple-use recreation area. The 53-acre Badger Lake provides the focal point for a wide variety of outdoor activities including camping, fishing, picnicking, hiking, canoeing, and boating (no gas motors).


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.


Webster County Snowmobile Area

Webster County offers miles of snowmobile trails groomed and signed by the Webster County Ice Breakers Snowmobile Club volunteers.