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Rathbun Lake In Iowa

Rathbun Lake, Iowa

Boating, camping and fishing at Rathbun Lake

Beauty, sunshine and open water make Rathbun Lake a great destination for boating. Several boat launch ramps are open to the public. There are half a dozen campgrounds at or nearby the lake, as well as a marina, stores, lodging, bait and tackle, restaurants and rental boats. With plenty of access for shoreline fishing, this reservoir is a favorite of anglers who enjoy fishing from the bank. And, there's over 150 miles of shoreline accessible to boaters and anglers fishing from boats. This is an 11,000-acre lake in south-central Iowa with a list of fish species that includes bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, sunfish and hybrid stripers.

Rathbun Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


Bridgeview Campground - 641 724-3062

Honey Creek State Park Campground - 641 724-3739

Prairie Ridge Park Campground - 641 724-3103

Dam Site Depot Campground - 641 799-8383

Buck Creek Campground - 641 724-3206

Island View Campground - 641 647-2079

Doggs RV Park - 641 724-3044

Rathbun Lake Map


Fish species found in Rathbun Lake include largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, warmouth, white bass and hybrid striped bass.

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Warmouth Sunfish White Bass Hybrid Striped Bass

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Local Contact Information

Rathbun Lake
Island View Campground
19357 Islandview Pl
Mystic, IA 52574
641 647-2079

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