Nine Eagles State Park RV & Campground Guide


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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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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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.

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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].

Frequently Asked Questions About Nine Eagles State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Nine Eagles State Park?

Summer is the best time to visit Nine Eagles State Park to enjoy water activities on the lake and use the hiking trails. It is also a good time for wildlife watching.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Nine Eagles State Park?

Deer are often grazing throughout the park during the quiet morning hours. Near the lake, waterfowl are floating on the water or searching for food. While hiking, wildlife watchers will see a variety of bird species.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Nine Eagles State Park?

Nine Eagles State Park has three campgrounds with 68 campsites for all campers to share. There are 28 sites with electrical hookups. Other amenities include modern showers, restrooms, and a dump station.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Nine Eagles State Park and what is the cost?

Reservations are not required but are recommended. There are 34 campsites available for self-reservation on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a $4.50 fee for online reservations and $6 for reservations made by phone.

Are pets allowed at Nine Eagles State Park?

Nine Eagles State Park is a pet-friendly park. Pets should not be on a leash longer than 6 feet. Owners need to be with their pets in the campground at all times. Dogs are not allowed in cabins.