AARP and the photographers of Magnum Photos look at older people living in new ways around the world in A New Age.

Nine Eagles State Park

23678 Dale Miller Road
Davis City, IA 50065

641-442-2855

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.

Facilities and Activities

Picnicking/Shelters
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.

Camping
There are 3 campgrounds that include electric hookups, modern showers, rest rooms and a trailer dump station. Primitive equestrian campsites are also offered and include fire rings and pit toilets. Advance campsite reservations can be booked through the park reservation system. One fourth of the campsites are available for on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Cabin
A family cabin is available to rent.  The one bedroom cabin with fold-out futon in the living room, full kitchen, bathroom and covered deck faces the woodland on a ridge above the beach, playground, and shelter.  Nine Eagles park staff will be taking reservations until the cabin is established on the park reservation system in April.  The cabin rental season will be April 1 through October 31 every year.  A one week stay starting Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend is required.  All other times there is a two night minimum stay required.  Call the park office at 641-422-2855 to make reservations.

Trails
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.

Lake Activities
(swimming, boating, fishing)
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.

Amenities

Within park
Beach, Bicycling, Bird Watching, Boat Launch Ramp, Boating, Cabins, Camping - Electric, Camping - Equestrian, Camping - Nonelectric, Camping - Youth Group, Canoeing, Cross Country Skiing, Dock, Boat, Dock, Fishing, Dump Station, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Horseshoe Pits, Interpretive Programs, Jogging/Running, Kayaking, Modern Cabins, Modern Campground, Mountain Biking, Non-modern Campground, Paddle Boating, Park Lake, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Pier, Fishing, Playground, Restrooms, Showers, Swimming - Beach, Trails, Cross Country Skiing, Trails, Equestrian, Trails, Hiking, Trails, Mountain Bike, Trails, Snowmobile, Water Hydrants , Wildflower Viewing, Wildlife Viewing

Images provided by AmericanTowns.com, Ticketmaster
Please use "Flag This Place" to alert us about content that is inappropriate or needs immediate attention. Nothing you submit will be shared with other site visitors.
AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today

JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR

  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in Davis City
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner
JOIN NOW