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Fireside Chat at Camp WaNoKi ~ Autumn Luminary Night Hike

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

Have you ever hiked in the woods after dark? Come check it off your bucket list on this guided night hike. We will follow the luminary pumpkins on the woodland trails. We will learn about nocturnal woodland animals and their special adaptations for night time survival. This is a joint program between Webster and Hamilton County Conservation Boards.

Free

Dutch Oven & Campfire Cooking & Meat Smoking

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

Have you ever wanted to cook over a campfire or with a Dutch oven? Come and enjoy these hands-on activities. You will learn the basics of campfire cooking using foil wraps, pie cookers, Dutch ovens, cast iron pans, and grilling over a campfire. Our Hamilton County Naturalist will share the basics of outdoor cooking and meat smoking with you. We will share recipes and enjoy...

Free

Briggs Woods Park Halloween Event ~ Luminary Night Hike Fundraiser

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

Bring your camper out ahead of time and decorate your campsite. There will be awards for the best two decorated campsites. Hay rides, Trick or Treating in campgrounds, and kids’ games at Shelter1 will be free. A light Meal at the Beach Shelter will be sponsored by the Webster City Church of Christ for the first 350 people who attend the event. A free will...

Free – $5

Little Wall Lake Halloween Event

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

Celebrate the fall at this annual free family-orientated event. Bring your camper and decorate your campsite.  There will be awards for the best two decorated campsites. Trick or Treating and hayrides will be in the campgrounds. Wear your favorite costume to this event! No alcohol consumption is allowed at the hayrides. For more information contact John Lairs at 515-297-0423 or jlaird@hamiltoncounty.org. Also Little Wall Lake...

Free

Owl Prowl Night Hike

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

What owls fly around Brigg's Woods Park in Hamilton County, Iowa at night? Come join us for a brief discussion at the Brigg's Woods Beach Amphitheater on owls of Iowa. We will hike the park trails together in search of these winged animals of the night. We will try to call some owls as we hike the trails. We will discuss what things threaten these...

Free

Candy Cane Hike & Hunt

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

Come hike and search for candy canes on the park trails at Brigg’s Woods Park in Hamilton County, Iowa. Join  the County Naturalist in search of hidden candy canes on the trees, bushes, and logs. We will discuss the history of the candy cane. See what is going on with the animals in the woods during the winter. Dress appropriately for the cold weather conditions....

Free