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River Valley Lodge, Campground & Horse Camp

29080 Hawk Dr.
Farmington, IA 52626
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  • Western-themed campground within one mile of Farmington on a paved road is one of the best equestrian campground facilities in Iowa with great horseback riding opportunities (they border Shimek State Forest)!
  •  A/C & heated shower house.
  • Laundry facilities, shelter houses, playground, wifi, bunkhouse & cabins.
  • Fifty campsites with water/electricity.
  • Fishing pond 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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  • 2024 Rates: $40 water/electric includes 12’x12’ stall (additional stalls $15) Weekday rates: $30/$10. Primitive camping: $15. Bunkhouse sleeps 6: $100; Cabins sleep 2-6: $50-$100; Cowboy Suites sleeps 2-4: $150.
  • Pet friendly. 
  • Horse rentals available at Rent-A-Horse