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Corps Of Engineers, 20112 Hwy J5T
Centerville, IA 52544-9461
Phone: (641) 647-2464

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NOTICE: Many states are discouraging or banning movement of firewood to control spread of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Not bringing wood from home to your campsite and not taking unused wood you procure while camping home with you is recommended -- required in some states. Check the following website to learn more: http://www.emeraldashborer.info/

See the Rathbun Lake website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.

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Directions: From Des Moines, 85 miles southeast on IA 5.

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Factoid: Over 700 campsites are available at this 11,000-acre lake in the rolling hills of southern Iowa. Excellent camping, fishing, hunting, boating, state fish hatchery, and Honey Creek Resort, are major attractions.

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Recreation areas 1 - 12 of 12 at Rathbun Lake

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 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Bridgeview  Link ro reservation at rec.gov E N D   X X   C A GS X    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Buck Creek  Link ro reservation at rec.gov E D   X X   C A G GS X BE S
Honey Creek Resort Park E N X X X       X BE P B H
Honey Creek State Park E D   X X   C       H I M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Island View  Link ro reservation at rec.gov E G D   X X   D C A GS X BE W
OHV Area             A G GS     R
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Outlet Area       X     A GS     I
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Prairie Ridge  Link ro reservation at rec.gov E N G D   X X   C G GS X   H
Rathbun Fish Hatchery                   H
Rathbun Marina E D X X X X          
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Rolling Cove  Link ro reservation at rec.gov N D   X X   C A       W
South Fork Marina E D   X X X C       W
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area   Corps Managed Managed by Others in Italics $ Corps Fees Collected
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Camping
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
TPull Through Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
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PFishing Piers
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APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
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PSwimming Pool
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BBike Trails
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
FFitness Trails
WWater Trails
SSnow Mobile Trails
CCCross Country Skiing Trails
MMultipurpose Trails


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