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River Valley Lodge and Campground

29932 Hawk Dr., Farmington, Iowa

Admin: Julie Murphy

This is a beautiful well maintained western theme camp. Wonderful hosts Steve and Carolyn Kokjohn. It's located along the Des Moines River. They also have cabins to rent.

TYPE OF DESTINATION

Layover - Easy Access from Highway / Interstate
Camping / Lodging with Facilities - Campground
Day Ride - Trails Only / No CampingEffort level - Easy, Beginner|Moderate

AMENITIES FOR 2 LEGGED -

-- Electric Hookups

-- Room for Large Living Quarters Trailers

-- Showers

-- Restrooms

-- Garbage Containment

-- Water / Drinkable

AMENITIES FOR 4 LEGGED -

-- Horse Stalls

-- Dogs Allowed in Camp

-- Dogs Must be on a Leash

MILES OF DESTINATION / ACREAGE OF PUBLIC LANDS / # OF DAYS’ WORTH OF RIDING

There's nice trails on the property and then you can ride to the Shimek Forest from there. It's a great weekend place for trail riding.

TYPE OF LAND

- Private Land (Campground, Ranch, etc)

- Public Land

ACCESS TO TRAILS

- Trails right from location

WATER CROSSINGS

- Streams

Type of Footing on the trails

- Dirt

- Clay, Mud

- Meadow, Grass

Type of Terrain

- Flat

- Hills

TYPE OF HORSE I WAS RIDING

- Gaited

- Non-Gaited

- Mule / Donkey

LOCAL WILDLIFE

Deer and turkey

PEAK RIDING SEASON / WEATHER

Spring-Fall. Trails can get slippery when they get rain.

COMMENTS

Raven Flores

When is the best time to camp there...to avoid bugs? My Icelandic Horse mare is severely allergic to insects. T/U!

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