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Island View (Rathbun Lake)


Island View Park is located on beautiful Rathbun Lake, just nine miles northwest of Centerville, Iowa and 8 miles southwest of Moravia.

Facilities

This large campground offers 187 family sites and one group site, all with electric hookups. Three group picnic sites are also available. Amenities include flush and pit toilets, showers, drinking water and a dump station. A boat ramp, dock, marina, playgrounds, and horseshoe pit are all on-site.

Nearby attractions

The Rathbun Fish Hatchery is nearby, offering 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 just 20 minutes from the campground. It is located on the south bank of the South Fork Chariton River and encompasses nearly 125 acres in an abandoned rock quarry.

Natural feaures

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. The prevailing winds on Rathbun Lake, also known as Iowa's Ocean, make it one of the best sailing lakes in Iowa.


Driving directions to Island View (Rathbun Lake)

From Centerville, IA, travel 2.5 miles north on HWY 5, then go 4 miles northwest on J-29, then 0.1 mile north on J5T to the park entrance.

Location and contact info

Islandview Place, IA 52574

For campground inquires, please call:FOR CAMPGROUND INQUIRIES DURING MAY-SEPTEMBER PLEASE CALL 641-647-2079. DURING CLOSED SEASON OCTOBER-APRIL PLEASE CALL 641-647-2464

Island View (Rathbun Lake) details

  • Campfire allowed
  • Checkin time: 4:00 PM
  • Checkout time: 4:00 PM
  • Max num of people: 8
  • Max num of vehicles: 1
  • Max vehicle length: 62
  • Pets allowed

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Amenities at Island View (Rathbun Lake)

  • other

    Shade

  • RV Hookups

    Electricity hookup

  • supplies

    BBQ

    Fire pit

    Picnic table


Activities at Island View (Rathbun Lake)

Water access

Camping

Hiking

Picnicking

Information site

Wildlife viewing

Fish hatchery

Boating

Fishing

Swimming site

Biking

Sailing

Day use area

Swimming

Kayaking

Canoeing


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