Nine Eagles State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 75
Number of Sites with Electric: 28
Nine Eagles is a great place for a picnic. Several shaded picnic areas with tables and fire grills are located throughout the 1,100 acre park. Two open shelters are available and may be reserved online through the park reservation system.
There are 3 campgrounds with 68 campsites (28 with electrical hookups), modern showers, rest rooms and a trailer dump station. Seven primitive equestrian campsites are offered and include fire rings and pit toilets. Advance campsite reservations can be booked through the park reservation system. Half of the campsites are available for on a first-come, first-serve basis.
There are nine miles of hiking trails that wind their way through the wooded hills and valleys of the park. Six miles of trails are open to equestrians.
Fishing on the 64-acre lake for bass, northern pike, tiger muskie, channel catfish, bluegill and crappie is a popular sport. The lake's timbered watershed makes it one of the clearest artificial impoundments in the state. Only rowboats and electric motors are permitted. A fish cleaning station and a boat ramp is also located nearby.
The beach which offers unsupervised swimming, is a great place for swimmers and sunbathers, young and old. A playground and picnic area are close by.
Rugged wooded hills and valleys abundant with oak trees makes Nine Eagles one of southern Iowa's most scenic parks. The park has some trees which are more than 300 years old. Visitors enjoy six miles of bridle trails and nine miles of hiking trails, swimming at the sandy beach, pleasant camping areas and shaded picnic spots with tables and fireplaces scattered throughout the 1,100-acre park.
Plants native to the area flourish and provide excellent cover for birds and wildlife. White-tailed deer can be seen almost every morning and evening along the park roads. Waterfowl are a common sight along the lakeshore.
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