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River Valley Horsecamp

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Normally a complex like the River Valley Lodge and Campground would begin with detailed drawings and blueprints but this one began with a dream and a concept! It would basically have been impossible to put the gentle flowing of the Des Moines River, the soaring of the eagles, the laid back atmosphere of Southeast Iowa, the glistening mirror finish of the quiet ponds, the beautiful sunsets, and the rustling of the giant cottonwoods on paper. Of course the detailed drawings and blueprints came later as required but Mother Nature had already provided the setting and Steve and Carolyn Kokjohn had provided the dream and concept.

As you have no doubt guessed, the dream and concept are now a reality and the River Valley Lodge and Campground is ready for your enjoyment. The transition from dream and concept to reality did not come quick or easily. It was the result of the combined efforts of many talented individuals and hours of their labor that made it what it is today. To all of those individuals, Steve and Carolyn say "thank you......a job well done".

The result of all this dreaming, planning, and hard work is a state of the art family oriented lodge and campground with a definite western atmosphere that will match, if not surpass, anything similar in the tri-state area. No matter if you are just a couple wanting a place to bring your horses, camp, and ride the many forested trails, a large group wanting to rent the beautiful lodge for some type of a get-together, or a horse group/organization that would like to rent the arena or even the complete campground, you will find that River Valley Lodge and Campground in Southeast Iowa is the place to go. Of course horses are not required and all campers are definitely welcome. Just remember that this complete complex is very flexible and adaptable thus we will make every attempt possible to meet your needs.

Reservation Info

If you would like to book the lodge, a campsite, the whole complex, or simply want more information please give us a call at 319.878.3888 (10 AM to 7 PM). If you should get our answering machine please leave a brief message along with a telephone number and time when you can be reached and we will definitely get back to you. If for some unknown reason you do not get an answer or the answering machine just keep trying. Remember, this facility is not our only obligation thus we could be out feeding horses or one of the many other jobs at our ranch. Again, just keep dialing and eventually we will make contact.

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Lesley R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2022

Family Equine Fun

Camped here for a family reunion. Open sites near the Des Moines river and local road meant spots were just for sleeping. Excellent barns, accommodations, well-kept grounds and animals. Nearby locals kind and welcoming. Excellent time spent with family and horses, will return again.

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River Valley Horsecamp is located in Iowa

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29080 Hawk Drive
Farmington, IA


40.620891 N
91.732881 W

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