Important Information: Beginning May 21, 2012 Rolling Cove park will become a free (no charge) area.
Attention: This park will be close permanently from 2015.

ROLLING COVE (RATHBUN LAKE), IA

Rolling Cove Campground is located on beautiful Rathbun Lake, just 13 miles northwest of Centerville, Iowa.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 ...
Status: Open through Tue Sep 02 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Rolling Cove is a fee-free area
  • Boat ramp closes at lake elevations below 904 MSL
  • For more information, visit the Rathbun Lake website
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RCIR STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 58 Back-In
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RCIR STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 59 Back-In
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RCIR STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 48 Back-In
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RCIR STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 51 Back-In
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RCIR STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 58 Back-In
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RCIR STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 51 Back-In
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RCIR STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 52 Back-In
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RCIR STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 48 Back-In
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RPLA STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 68 Pull-Through
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RPLA STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 52 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

Rolling Cove Campground is located on beautiful Rathbun Lake, just 13 miles northwest of Centerville, Iowa.

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.

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

Facilities:

This fee-free campground offers 31 non-electric sites. Amenities include flush and pit toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station and boat ramp. A marina and bait shop are nearby.

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 located nearby on the south bank of the South Fork Chariton River and encompasses nearly 125 acres in an abandoned rock quarry.

Booking Window
Thu Jul 10 2014 - Sat Jan 10 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Mon May 19 2014 Tue Sep 02 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Flush Toilets
  • Pit Toilets
  • 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 19 2014 -
Sep 02 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $0.00

*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):
40.82528, -92.98306
40°49'31"N, 92°58'59"W

From Centerville, Iowa, travel 2 miles west on HWY 2, then 5.5 miles north on HWY T-14, then 2 miles west on HWY J5T, then north 1.5 miles on 160th Ave (gravel road).
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

ROLLING COVE (RATHBUN LAKE)
20112 HWY J5T
CENTERVILLE  IA  52544-8308

Phone Number:

Information:  (641)647-2464
Additional Information