Nine Eagles State Park is a 1,119-acre park that is located in Decatur County, Iowa and near Davis City. One of the central features of the park is a 64-acre recreational reservoir called the Nine Eagles Lake. The lake is surrounded by acres of natural woods. To get to the main entrance of the park just travel six miles southeast of Davis City.
The recreational reservoir makes Nine Eagles State Park a great place to visit because it offers opportunities for anglers and other amateur fishing enthusiasts to catch popular fish like northern pike, tiger muskie, channel catfish, crappie, bass, and bluegill. Even if you do not catch any fish, you will appreciate that Nine Eagles Lake is one of the clearest impoundments in all of Iowa. Other recreational activities that you can enjoy at the lake include boating (electric motors only) and swimming.
Besides recreational activities that you can enjoy at the lake, some of the other special features at the park include horseback riding, camping, and hiking. These activities are made possible through several amenities that are made available to park visitors.
These amenities include modern showers and restrooms, over fifty campsites (most of which have electrical hookups), picnic areas, primitive equestrian campsites, equestrian trails, hiking trails, open shelters, playground, fish cleaning station, swimming beach, and a boat ramp.
The management at the park allows dogs to access campgrounds and specifically camping tents, yurts, and cabins. With that said, you are only allowed to bring in two dogs per cabin or yurt. Generally, you are expected to always keep your dog leashed or in a secure enclosure to protect all people, wildlife, and delicate plants within the park. The leash must be no more than six feet long.
Furthermore, you are expected to maintain immediate control of your dog at all times and observe basic pet etiquette which includes immediately cleaning up after your dog and discarding the dog waste in the proper manner.