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BRIDGEVIEW (RATHBUN LAKE), IA

Bridgeview Park is located on beautiful Rathbun Lake, just 13 miles northwest of Centerville, Iowa. Camping, boating, swimming, fishing and picnicking are popular activities at this waterfront recreation area.Rathbun Lake is situated in the gently rolling hills of the Chariton River...
Status: Closed through Wed Apr 30 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Please register for campsites during booth hours, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. and 3 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • If late, you must contact this park within 24 hours after your original check-in time or you will be considered a "no show" resulting in the cancelation of your reservation.
  • For more information, visit the Rathbun Lake website
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BBIC STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 73 Back-In
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BBIC STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 70 Pull-Through
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BBIC STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 85 Pull-Through
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BBIC STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 68 Back-In
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BBIC STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 89 Pull-Through
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BBIC STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 76 Back-In
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BBIC STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 72 Back-In
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BBIC STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 72 Pull-Through
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BBIC STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 63 Back-In
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BBIC STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 78 Back-In
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BBIC STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 70 Back-In
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BCIR STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 52 Back-In
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BCIR STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 56 Back-In
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BCIR STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 50 Back-In
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BCIR STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 59 Back-In
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BCIR STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 57 Back-In
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BCIR STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 50 Back-In
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BCIR STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 58 Back-In
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BCIR STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 55 Back-In
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Bridgeview Park is located on beautiful Rathbun Lake, just 13 miles northwest of Centerville, Iowa. Camping, boating, swimming, fishing and picnicking are popular activities at this waterfront recreation area.

Natural Features:

Rathbun Lake is situated in the gently rolling hills of the Chariton River Valley in southeast Iowa. The campground consists of open grassy areas dotted with trees.

Bald eagles, white-tailed deer, Canada geese, wild turkey, and other wildlife can be found at Rathbun Lake.

Recreation:

The 11,000-acre lake provides a variety of fishing opportunities for any angler. Crappie, channel catfish, walleye and largemouth bass are most common.

Whether power boating or sailing, Rathbun Lake, also known as Iowa's Ocean, has something to offer everyone. In particular, the water's prevailing winds make it one of the best sailing lakes in Iowa.

Facilities:

This large campground offers 106 family sites, 95 of which have electric hookups. A day-use group picnic shelter for up to 24 people is also available. Amenities include flush and pit toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station, boat ramp, playground and horseshoe pits.

Nearby Attractions:

Southern Iowa's only Off Highway Vehicle Park is just three miles from the campground. It is located on the south bank of the South Fork Chariton River and encompasses nearly 125 acres of an abandoned rock quarry.

The Rathbun Fish Hatchery is located near the main dam, and offers self-guided tours Monday through Friday year-round. Hundreds of thousands of catfish and walleye are produced here each year.

Booking Window

GROUP PICNIC AREA

Sat Apr 26 2014 - Fri Apr 24 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Sat Apr 26 2014 - Fri Oct 24 2014

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Sat Apr 26 2014 - Fri Oct 24 2014

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 01 2014 Mon Sep 29 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Flush Toilets
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Pit Toilets
  • Playground
  • Self Pay Station
  • Showers
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 01 2014 -
Sep 29 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $12.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $16.00-$32.00
GROUP PICNIC AREA $25.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.87861, -93.02667
40°52'43"N, 93°1'36"W

From Moravia, IA, travel 10 miles west on Highway J18 and follow signs into the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BRIDGEVIEW (RATHBUN LAKE)
20112 HWY J-5T
CENTERVILLE IA 52544-8308

Phone Number:

Information: (641)724-3062