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Nature Hikes – First Tuesdays at 10:00 am – Bells Mill Park

Hamilton County Conservation Naturalist Program 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA, United States

Bells Mill Park is where this hike will be on the park trails, bike trails and mowed fire break trails in the wildlife areas together. The School House shelter is where we will meet. The hike themes will vary depending on the location and what is going on with the natural resources at that time of the year. We will start out with some of...

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Cops & Bobbers Fishing Derby

Hamilton County Conservation Naturalist Program 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA, United States

Come and meet Hamilton County Law Enforcement Officers and refine your fishing skills during the Cops & Bobbers fishing derby at Brigg’s Woods Park beach area. This family event is free to the public. Iowa residents do not need a fishing license since it is held on the Iowa DNR free fishing weekend. (June 7,8,9, 2024) This program is for kid’s ages 3-14 years of...

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Fireside Chat at Camp WaNoKi / Primitive Weapons

Camp Wa-No-Ki 4200 Wa-No-Ki Camp Road, Fort Dodge, IA, United States

A little history lesson at the fireside on primitive weapons from the past will start this active evening. Join the fun as we offer participants the chance to use a variety of weapons from the past to the present, starting with early atlatls used to throw long darts at targets. Tomahawks and knife throwing along with slingshots, bows and arrows will be demonstrated and supervised...

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Nature Hikes – First Tuesday at 10:00 am Masterson’s Wildlife Area/Bjorkboda Wildlife Area

Hamilton County Conservation Naturalist Program 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA, United States

Masterson's Wildlife Area/Bjorkboda Wildlife Area is the focus of this nature hike. Come exploring with our Hamilton County naturalist. We will visit the observation deck at the Bjorkboda site. The hike hike on the Masterson's Wildlife area has the switchgrass planting with small prairie remnants on the driest hilltops. The hike themes will vary depending on the location and what is going on with the...

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On Your Own / Boone River Clean Up Weekend Option

Briggs Woods Park 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA, United States

If you would rather clean up the Boone River from Riverside Park in Webster City to Brigg’s Woods Park on your own this is an option. If the river level is too low for our organized river clean up this may still be an option for you. There will be dumpsters for trash provided thanks to The Trash Man of Webster City. They will be...

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Boone River Clean Up

Hamilton County Conservation Naturalist Program 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA, United States

Come and help clean garbage out of our river as we canoe the Boone River. Meet at Shelter # 1 at Brigg’s Woods Park to register and we will start from there. We will be cleaning up the 4.6 Miles of river from Riverside Park to Brigg’s Woods Park. A limited number of canoes are available on a first come first serve basis. Feel free...

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On Your Own / Boone River Clean Up Weekend Option

Briggs Woods Park 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA, United States

If you would rather clean up the Boone River from Riverside Park in Webster City to Brigg’s Woods Park on your own this is an option. If the river level is too low for our organized river clean up this may still be an option for you. There will be dumpsters for trash provided thanks to The Trash Man of Webster City. They will be...

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JewEllsworth Bike Trail & History Tour Ride

JewEllsworth Trail - Jewell Main Street, Jewell, IA, United States

Bring your bike and meet at the JewEllsworth trail head in Jewell on the north end of town. Remember to bring your bike helmet and a water bottle for our ride together. We will look at some of the landscape features along the way and discuss the local area history. We will plan on riding from Jewell to Saratoga Avenue and back on the bike...

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Geocaching – Fireside Chat at Camp WaNoKi

Camp Wa-No-Ki 4200 Wa-No-Ki Camp Road, Fort Dodge, IA, United States

Come and join our Fireside Chat at the amphitheater as we discuss the basics of Geocaching with the use of your cell phone. Geocaching is a popular hobby and a good way to get outdoors to explore the woods as you search for a geocaches. Join us as we go on a quest for some geocaches at Camp WaNoKi. We will have some old GPS...

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Junior Archeologist Field Day

Briggs Woods Park 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA, United States

Have you ever wanted to be like Indiana Jones and dig up ancient artifacts or find buried treasure? Come and join us and you will learn about prehistoric and historic times. You will get an up-close look at real Native American stone tools and arrow heads. You can participate in a real hands-on dig to find artifacts, coins, and bones at the beach after the...

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Little Wall Lake Halloween Event / Trick or Treating / People Mover Rides

Little Wall Lake Halloween 3540 Little Wall Lake Road, Jewell, IA, United States

Celebrate the fall by participating in this family-oriented event. Bring your camper and decorate your campsite as there will be awards for the best two decorated campsites. Trick or treating will be in the campgrounds will be from 4 pm to 7 pm. Hayrides will also be from 4 pm to 7 pm starting at the picnic shelter. No alcohol consumption is allowed at the...

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Brigg’s Woods Park Halloween Events

Briggs Woods Park 2490 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA, United States

Join us at our annual Briggs Woods Park Halloween Events! Bring your camper out ahead of time and decorate your campsite. There will be awards for the best two decorated campsites. People mover rides, Trick or Treating in campgrounds, and kids’ games at the Beach Shelter. Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Brigg’s Woods Campgrounds Trick or Treating 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Hayrides start...

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