If you like organized activities combined with a lot of fun then join us for our special events....we'll be looking for you.

Special Events


Our goal for the River Valley Lodge and Campground is to provide a quality camping experience for you and your horse. For some, that means peace and quiet. For others, that includes organized events and the potential for a large gathering of horsemen, horsewomen, and horses.

This Special Events page will highlight an organized event open to anyone who would care to participate.

We hope to provide opportunities for everyone to enjoy, either quiet or a busy day of activities. You make the choice. 

We want Happy Campers and Happy Horses!


BOOKING NOW FOR ALL THE FOLLOWING 2017 EVENTS

ALL SEASON LONG: Practice roping and sorting every Thursday evening/night in the main arena. Come join us $20.


JUST A REMINDER...if you have already made 2017 reservations in 2016 please confirm these reservations just to be on the safe side. Call Carolyn at 319.878.3888.


Special Just a reminder that you should never assume that the cabins are all taken...give Carolyn a call at 319.878.3888 and find out for sure. Yes, they are usually booked but cancellations are a very common occurrence so you might well get lucky.



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Sept. 15th - 17th - Mule Festival at Kahoka, Missouri. Camp at quiet River Valley and take in this great event that is just across the state line. Entertainment Deluxe!


September 22nd - 24th - Sixth of the Ranch Horse Show Series

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Sept. 28th - Oct. 1st - BFMFRW (Bentler Family Memorial Fall Ride Weekend). Dance, trail ride, food, wine tasting, and more. An annual event you don’t want to miss!


September 30th - October 1st - Donkey Sort

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Oct. 7th - Sixth Annual Fall Horse and Tack Consignment Sale. Gary at 309.268.6948 or Terry 309.657.1602. For your convenience there will be a riding horse preview.


Oct. 7th - 9th - Come camp with us for a long Columbus Day weekend.


Oct. 13th - 15th - Cornerstone Fellowship Ministry - All Girls weekend.


Oct. 13th - 15th - Check out the Van Buren Scenic Drive Festival.


Oct. 20th - 22nd - The finals of the Ranch Horse Show series. Don’t miss this final competition and awards. Don’t miss this Series Final Celebration...please join in.


Oct. 20th - 22nd - Welcome to ITREC!! Iowa Trail Riding Equestrian Challenges - Competitive trail challenges for all equine breeds, skill levels, and disciplines. For info call Terri Knipper at 319.560.1957.


Oct. 27th - Oct. 29th - The Spooky Halloween Weekend....trail ride, wine tasting, dance, contests, and much more fun. Don’t miss this last event of the season!


More events and clinics to be announced as dates and details become available so check back at this website often.


A Special "Thank You" to our Sponsors

Keosauqua Vet Clinic, Dr. Bill Helling D.V.M. - 319.293.3580

Buford Dozing & Excavating - Bonaparte, IA - 319.470.1492

T. O. Haas Tire & Auto - Keokuk, IA - 800.257.5430

Big Bend Livestock Solutions - Keosauqua, IA - 319.293.9105

Shiloh Outfitters - Mt Pleasant, IA - 319.986.5156

L & M Ranch - Knox City, MO - 660.341.8748

JMW Enterprises - The Original Gooseneck Easy Coupler - 319.931.5727

The Tack Room - Victor and Ashley Munford - Croton, IA

Rhinestones and Rawhide - 319.430.1148


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