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: Closed through Wed May 14 2014   Season Dates

Book a Campsite at PRAIRIE RIDGE (RATHBUN LAKE), IA

Enter Dates

Narrow Results




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
     Available online       Unavailable online
Campsite Search Results: 1-25 of 56 Previous | Next
Site# Loop Site type Max # of people Equip length/ Driveway Amenities Online availability
Campsite Search Results: 1-25 of 56 Previous | Next
PPL. STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 48 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
PPL. STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 48 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
PPL. STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 49 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
PPL. STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 52 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
PPL. STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 70 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
PPL. STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 56 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
PPL. STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 50 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
PPL. STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 70 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
PPL. STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 79 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
PPL. STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 57 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
PPL. STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 55 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
PPL. STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 59 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
PPL. STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 75 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
PPL. STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 75 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
PPL. STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 57 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
PPL. STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 64 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
PPL. STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 88 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
PPL. STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 67 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
PPL. STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 75 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
PPL. STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 90 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
PRID GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 72 0
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
PRIP STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 52 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
PRIP STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 70 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
PRIP STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 50 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
PRIP STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 67 Back-In
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
Enter Date
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
Photos
Photo: PRAIRIE RIDGE (RATHBUN LAKE) Photo: PRAIRIE RIDGE (RATHBUN LAKE) Photo: PRAIRIE RIDGE (RATHBUN LAKE)
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

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.

GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

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.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 15 2014 Sun Sep 14 2014
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

*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