Nine Eagles State Park RV & Campground Guide

Iowa

Located on the southern Iowa border with Missouri, Nine Eagles State Park features over 1,000 acres of trees, beach area, and grassland. Open year-round with hours beginning early in the morning, this vibrant park is known for its hiking trails, local wildlife, and a 64-acre lake, which has been expanded by the Civilian Conservation Corps and later by a private organization. Nine Eagles is near Davis City and just under 90 miles from Des Moines and 130 miles away from Kansas City, MO, with both city-to-park trips using I-35 for the primary route. The park's climate gets an average of 205 sunny days per year, 39 inches of rain per year, and 22 inches of snow per year.

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Weather
Spring 43-63 F
Summer 63-87 F
Fall 41-67 F
Winter 17-37 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Nine Eagles State Park

The general terrain of southern Iowa is pleasant and easy driving, ideal for RV camping. If you don't own an RV, consider getting a rental. Conveniently, RV Rentals in Davis City are easy to find thanks to RVshare.

Nine Eagles State Park Campground

Nine Eagles State Park, located at 23678 Dale Miller Road in Davis City, Iowa, features three separate campgrounds. A gravel trail connects the campgrounds to each other and to the lake, so the whole park is really at your fingertips when you stay here. Out of 68 sites, 28 feature electrical hookups. The campground has full bathrooms and a dump station for RVs. One-quarter of the sites are given out on a first-come, first-served basis, and the others can be reserved online through the park's reservation system. Electric sites cost $16 per night.

Ted's RV Park

Located just north of Nine Eagles in Decatur City, Ted's RV Park features 26 spots in its campground. Ted's is pet-friendly, and the park has showers and laundry facilities, with a restaurant soon to be added. RV rates are $30 per night, but if you're staying for six nights, you get the seventh night free. For the RV camper looking to stay as long as a month, it's only $460 for the stay, an average of just over $15 per night.

Eagle Ridge RV Park

The next closest RV park to Nine Eagles is just a little further south on I-35 in northern Missouri. Eagle Ridge RV Park, located at 22708 W 182nd Street, Eagleville, Missouri, features full hookups, wi-fi at some locations, showers, laundry, and a swimming pool. It is also pet friendly. Nightly rates are $39 to $44 per night depending on the spot, but there is a $4 discount per night with a Good Sam membership, AAA membership, or for members of the military. Weekly stays are $210 for the entire week, which is quite a discount.

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What to Do at
Nine Eagles State Park

Inside Nine Eagles State Park

Nine Eagles State Park features many points of interest. The 64-acre Nine Eagles Lake allows for both swimming and fishing opportunities, and a playground sits nearby the beach for younger campers. Nine miles of wooded hiking trails await travelers, and an additional seven miles of horse trails are also available for equestrians. The lush cover of trees allows for pleasant picnicking opportunities as well as wildlife observation and photography.

Outside Nine Eagles State Park

While you're in southern Iowa, you must sample some wares from Amish country like baked goods and handmade household items. The food in this region is delightfully down-home — perfect after a long day of exploring Nine Eagles. There are also many neat shops where you can find unique primitives and gifts. Round out the day with a trip to a historic farm or one of the many historic buildings in the area. 

Restaurants

The Amish Country Store

The Amish Country Store features the Maid-Rite Diner, an eating establishment in business for over 90 years. The Maid-Rite Diner specializes in sandwiches and Amish-made baked goods. The connecting Amish Country Store sells quality handmade Amish household items and gifts.

Type: Deli, American

Location: 109 Spruce Dr, Lamoni, IA 50140

La Cocina Real

This popular Mexican restaurant in nearby Lamoni features a wide selection and a children's menu, with takeout as an additional option.

Type: Mexican

Location: 140 N Linden St, Lamoni, IA 50140

Pizza Shack

Pizza Shack is also located in downtown Lamoni. This local pizzeria offers both pizza and Mexican food. Dine-in, takeout, and delivery all available as options.

Type: Pizza, Mexican, American

Location: 303 E Main St, Lamoni, IA 50140

Shopping

Rusty Nails Antiques

This charming store in downtown Lamoni is a local gem, with interesting knick-knacks and hidden treasures throughout.

Location: 110 E Main St, Lamoni, IA 50140

Shanti Chic Boutique

This small shop in downtown Lamoni specializes in odds and ends, curiosities, clothing, and more, with a consistently changing variety of goods for sale.

Location: 121 E Main St, Lamoni, IA 50140

Long Creek Outfitters

Long Creek Outfitters is a sizable clothing shop located in nearby Leon, IA, that specializes in Western apparel and boots, with a sizable collection of both. Work-friendly apparel is also kept in stock.

Location: 1601 W 1st St, Leon, IA 50144

Sightseeing

Joseph Smith III's Liberty Hall

Liberty Hall is both an example of classic Victorian architecture as well as a historical record of the time that Joseph Smith III, son of the founder of the Church of Latter-day Saints, lead and headquartered the Reorganized Church of Latter-day Saints in the area. Restored over 40 years ago by the Community of Christ, it is also on the register of National Historic places.

Location: 1138 W Main St, Lamoni, IA 50140

Black Silo Winery

A little bit south of the park in northern Missouri lies the Black Silo Winery, a young winery renowned for its dark red, known as the Jesse James. The winery also sells beer and spirits, hosts weddings and other events, and occasionally features live music entertainment for their guests.

Location: 4030 E 10th St, Trenton, MO 64683

Slip Bluff Park

For the outdoor enthusiast looking for even more activities, Slip Bluff Park is a large, 400-acre county park in Decatur, not far from the state park, approximately 2.25 miles northwest of Davis City. Slip Bluff is especially amenable to birdwatchers and anglers, especially those fishing for bass, bluegill, and crappie. Hunting is also allowed on the east end of the park.

Location: Davis City, IA 50065

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How to Get to
Nine Eagles State Park

If you're coming to the park from Des Moines, the trip to the park is fairly straightforward; you simply drive south out of town on I-35 and follow the highway toward the southern state line. You then take Exit 4, turn left onto U.S. Route 69, and turn right onto County Road J66, also known as Dale Miller Road. It winds for a bit but leads you directly to the park's entrance, which is on the right-hand side of the road. 

If you are traveling north from the next largest city of Kansas City, MO, the trip is similarly simple. In this case, you simply travel north on I-35 until just over the Iowa state border. From there, you take Exit 4, turn right onto US Route 69, and then turn right onto County Road J66, which leads to the park's entrance.

Entering Nine Eagles State Park

The park's hours are 4:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. daily for those not staying overnight.

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Both Nine Eagles State Park and the surrounding recreation areas and county parks are almost made to be enjoyed by RV travelers. Thankfully, RVShare is here to help you on your way. We wish you a happy and safe trip. If possible, please tag us in your social media posts about your travels and make sure to send in your photos to [email protected]