This page is here to make some suggestions and clarify some popular
misconceptions and rumors about our facility. This page is new and is
probably far from complete as there is no doubt that other things will
come to our attention that should be made clear on this page. All in
all, there is no new big news on this page but rather just some things
that we think that you should hear directly from us rather than on the
street. The following list is not in order by importance.
We are always full
- This is simply NOT true. All too often we hear people say that they
camped somewhere else because they knew that we would be full and sold
out. Actually, we wish that was true but it is definitely not the
case. So next time you hear on the street that we are full please give
us a call at 319.878.3888 to confirm......you just may be pleasantly
It always rains
- No, no, no! It does not rain any more often here than it does most
other places. What we are hearing is that people say that it was
raining at their house so they assumed that it was also raining here.
Again, give us a call at 319.878.3888 and get the info from the
horse's mouth (pun intended).
Shimek Forest will be
too muddy - Well, that might possibly be the case but we are
NOT dependent on the trails in Shimek. We have trails on our own 600
acres that are open every day during camping season rain or shine.
Also, many times there have been rumors about the trails in Shimek
being closed due to mud when in fact they were not. In short, there
will always be trails to ride on at the River Valley Horsecamp.
Fair weather riders
- If you are a "fair weather rider" please wait and make your
reservations at the last minute so you will not be calling and
canceling because of the weather.
We simply have too many riders who are willing to come rain or shine
that we cannot reserve spaces, turn away others, and then at the last
minute have that space canceled. This is why our policy is "NO
Stay tuned -
Because as mentioned above, we are sure that we will be adding more
info on this page.