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River Valley Lodge, Campground & Horse Camp

29080 Hawk Dr.
Farmington, IA 52626
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  • Western-themed campground within 1 m. of Farmington on a  paved road is probably one of the best equestrian campground facilities with the best horseback riding opportunities in Iowa (they border Shimek State Forest!)
  • Beautiful, yes, beautiful, A/C shower house!
  • Laundry facilities, shelterhouses, playground, Wi-Fi, bunkhouse & cabins.
  • Fifty campsites with water/electricity.
  • Fishing ponds on site.
  • Primitive camping along Des Moines River.
  • Equestrian facilities include 94 covered stalls, arenas, round pens, on-site extreme course and trail to adjacent Shimek State Forest.
  • Lodge rental for group parties, weddings, reunions, etc. 
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  • 2019 Rates: $32 water/electric includes 12’x12’ stall (additional stalls $8) Weekday rates: $26/$5. Primitive camping: $15. Bunkhouse- sleeps 6: $100, Cabins- sleep 2-6: $50-$100. 
  • Horse rentals available at Rent-A-Horse 

River Valley Horsecamp, was featured on RFD-TV. If you missed it, watch the awesome 20-minute segment here >>