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

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:

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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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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Services Status
Please see the list below for USACE managed areas. Other parks run by state or private marinas are not included in the list below. Please contact the state or private marina for additional information.

Open    Partially Open    Closed    Status Unknown

12 Recreation areas at Rathbun Lake

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 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Bridgeview  Link ro reservation at   $   X   D A GS X    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Buck Creek  Link ro reservation at   $   X       A G GS X W S
Honey Creek Resort Park E X   X X C GS X BE P B H W S
Honey Creek State Park E N D   X X   D C GS X   H I S M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Island View  Link ro reservation at   $   X   D C A GS X W
Ohv Area             GS     R
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Outlet Area           A GS     S
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Prairie Ridge  Link ro reservation at   $   X   D C GS X   W M
Rathbun Fish Hatchery                   H
Rathbun Marina E D X X X X D C   X    
Rolling Cove     X X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area South Fork     X   D        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area   Corps Managed Managed by Others in Italics $ Corps Fees Collected
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XExists at lake
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
PPrimitive Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
CFish Cleaning Stations
DFishing Docks
PFishing Piers
APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
PSwimming Pool
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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