Prairie Ridge Park
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Introduction

Nestled between the Buck Creek and Honey Creek in Iowa, the high ridge of Prairie Ridge Park offers wonderful vistas of the picturesque Rathbun lake while being surrounded by natural and enhanced prairie life community, with timbered hillsides and woodland draws. Located about 5 miles southwest of Moravia, Iowa, Prairie Ridge Park is a perfect destination for RV campers and outdoor lovers with its awesome sunsets. This park features two separate camp areas with 54 large pet-friendly campsites equipped with amenities such as restrooms, shower houses, RV dump stations, potable water, a modern playground, picnic tables, fire rings, lantern hangers, a boat ramp, group camp, and shelter.

RV lovers are in for a fully immersive experience at Prairie Ridge Park because they have a wide array of opportunities to enjoy activities such as camping, biking, canoeing, boating, fishing, hiking, kayaking, picnicking, sailing, swimming, and wildlife viewing. With natural features such as a beach, lake, river, stream, and waterfall for RV campers to find at Prairie Ridge Park Campground, nature lovers will no doubt have the time of their lives while on vacation at the park.

Equipped with electric and sewer hookups for RVs, Prairie Ridge Park is within a few minutes of lake conveniences, bait, dining, and fuel.

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Transportation in Prairie Ridge Park

Driving

Prairie Ridge Park, located about five miles southwest of Moravia of 200th Avenue (gravel) is easily accessible by RV, trailer, or car. There are local paved and gravel roads that run through Prairie Ridge connecting the campsites and trailheads, so you won’t have difficulty moving around in the park, whether in your RV, trailer, or car. There are no driving restrictions within the park.

Parking

There are no parking options for RVs and trailers within Prairie Ridge Park. The closest parking lot to the park is located about half a mile away from the park the road that leads to the park from 200th Avenue. However, RV campers can park their rigs at their campsites while staying at the Prairie Ridge Park.

Public Transport

There are no public transportation facilities are available at Prairie Ridge Park.

Campgrounds and parking in Prairie Ridge Park

Campsites in Prairie Ridge Park

Reservations camping

Prairie Ridge Park Camp Area B

Camp B in Prairie Ridge Park consists of 28 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs, trailers and tents. The campsites are equipped with electric hookups for RVs and has access to drinking water. RV length limit at the campsites in Camp B is 90 feet. Amenities at the campsites include restrooms, showers, picnic tables, fire pits, barbeque, and a boat ramp. One of the campsites in Camp B is wheelchair accessible. The campsites are accessible via paved and gravel driveways in the park. Campers are only allowed to camp at the same camping loop in Camp A for a maximum of 14 nights within a 30-night period. After the 14th night, they will be required to move (physically move the camping unit) to a different camping loop, which can be in the same campground. All the campsites in Camp B are reservable, except five which are available on first-come, first-served basis.

First-come first-served

Prairie Ridge Park Camp Area A

Camp A in Prairie Ridge Park consists of 26 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs, trailers and tents. The campsites are equipped with electric hookups for RVs and has access to drinking water. RV length limit at the campsites in Camp A is 75 feet. Amenities at the campsites include restrooms, picnic tables, fire pits, barbeque, and a playground. The campsites are accessible via paved and gravel driveways in the park. Campers are only allowed to camp at the same camping loop in Camp A for a maximum of 14 nights within a 30-night period. After the 14th night, they will be required to move (physically move the camping unit) to a different camping loop, which can be in the same campground. All the campsites in Camp A are non-reservable, and are on first-come, first-served basis.

Alternate camping

Seasonal activities in Prairie Ridge Park

In-Season

Boating

Get ready to enjoy boating on your RV vacation at Prairie Ridge Park because the 50-feet deep Rathbun Lake is very popular with sail boaters and power boaters. The Prairie Ridge Boat Ramp, in particular, has for long been popular with both motorized craft. Sail boaters find plenty of room to maneuver on the nine-mile stretch of Rathbun Lake’s open water on the main body of the lake. Thanks to the lake’s size and the prevailing winds, Rathbun is one of the best sailing likes in Iowa. A note of caution to RV campers during their boating exercises is that there are hazardous boating areas on the lake, therefore safety rules should be adhered to while boating. Furthermore, it is recommended that all RV campers wear a lifejacket while recreating on or near the water in the park.

Fishing

Fishing is a popular and well-loved activity for RV campers at Prairie Ridge Park. The Rathbun Lake which sits on the western side of the Prairie Park is great for fishing for species such as Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Warmouth, White Bass, and Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass). So, if you’re an angler, or came with your fishing gear in your RV, set out on the fishing adventure at Prairie Ridge Park. A courtesy dock with fish cleaning station aid families on and off the water. Even more, Rathbun Lake offers safe and high-quality fish that pose little or no threat to human health if consumed.

Hiking

Rathbun’s most extensive trail in Prairie ridge, which is eight miles long, takes RV campers who love to hike and bike on trails into the wilds and links to fascinating destinations. As a result, you are in for a whole lot of fun and amazing experiences whether you decide to hike on the trail in Prairie Ridge Park or you decide to bike on the trails.

Off-Season

Hunting

The Rathbun Lake in Prairie Ridge Park offers many hunting opportunities for you on RV vacation for a variety of game such as deer, pheasant, quail, turkey, duck, geese, rabbit and squirrel. This is made possible by the presence of wooded areas in the park. Hunting for game is restricted to public hunting lands in the park., and hunting activities are prohibited in the park between May and September.

Paddling and Kayaking

Rathbun Lake offers a number of different wonderful experiences for RV campers at Prairie Ridge Park who love paddling, regardless of whether they are beginners or experts. The lake is a great place to enjoy, appreciate, and respect the park’s waters. If you are on vacation with a group, then you also get to kayak with your family/friends or fellow RV campers on the lake for the ultimate holiday experience.

Picnicking

Prairie Ridge Park is a great place for you to enjoy picnics when you’re on RV holiday. With every campsite equipped with picnic tables throughout the park, you can choose from any of them for your desired recreational activity. Moreover, open picnic shelters are located within the park and some them are at scenic points overlooking Rathbun Lake.

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