PRAIRIE RIDGE (RATHBUN LAKE), IA

Prairie Ridge Park is located on beautiful Rathbun Lake, just 6 miles southwest of Moravia, Iowa. Camping, boating, swimming, fishing, and picnicking are popular activities at this lakefront recreation area.Rathbun Lake is situated in the gently rolling hills of the Chariton River...
Status: Open through Sun Sep 14 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • 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.
  • Please register for campsites during booth hours, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. and 3 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • For more information, visit the Rathbun Lake website

To slow the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer to our county, we are asking Rathbun Lake visitors to:
  • Purchase firewood from a local source.
  • If you must bring your own firewood, don't leave any firewood behind at your campsite.
  • Click here for more information:http://www.dontmovefirewood.org/the-problem/state-state-information/iowa.html
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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

    Prairie Ridge Park is located on beautiful Rathbun Lake, just 6 miles southwest of Moravia, Iowa. Camping, boating, swimming, fishing, and picnicking are popular activities at this lakefront 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. Shade is limited.

    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.

    Although power boating is popular, the prevailing winds at Rathbun Lake, also known as Iowa's Ocean, make it one of the best sailing lakes in Iowa.

    Facilities:

    The park offers 54 family sites with electric hookups, and a group campsite and group day-use area. Amenities include flush and pit toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station, boat ramp and playground.

    Nearby Attractions:

    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.

    Southern Iowa's only Off Highway Vehicle Park is nearby, on the south bank of the South Fork Chariton River, encompassing nearly 125 acres of an abandoned rock quarry.

    Booking Window

    GROUP PICNIC AREA

    Mon Jul 28 2014 - Sun Jul 26 2015

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

    GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

    Mon Jul 28 2014 - Sun Jul 26 2015

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

    STANDARD ELECTRIC

    Mon Jul 28 2014 - Mon Jan 26 2015

    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 15 2014 Sun Sep 14 2014
    Peak Fri May 15 2015 Tue Sep 15 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Boat Ramp
    • Drinking Water
    • Dump Station
    • Electric Hookups
    • Entrance Station
    • Flush Toilets
    • Picnic Shelters
    • 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 15 2014 -
    Sep 14 2014
    STANDARD ELECTRIC $18.00
    GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $50.00-$100.00
    GROUP PICNIC AREA $25.00
    Peak Season
    May 15 2015 -
    Sep 15 2015
    STANDARD ELECTRIC $18.00
    GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $50.00-$100.00
    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):
    40.87694, -92.88722
    40°52'37"N, 92°53'14"W

    From Moravia, IA, travel 4 miles west on Highway J18, then south 2.5 miles on 200th Avenue (gravel). Follow signs into campground.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    PRAIRIE RIDGE (RATHBUN LAKE)
    20112 HWY J5T
    CENTERVILLE  IA  52544-8308

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (641)724-3103
    Additional Information