Rathbun Lake, Iowa


Honey Creek State Park’s Rathbun Lake in southern Iowa is just eight miles outside the city of Centerville and 85 miles from Des Moines on IA 5. The 11,000-acre lake has a hard-surface boat ramp, over 700 nearby campsites, and good fishing. Major species include channel catfish, crappie, walleye and white bass.

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Hiking Trails:
Jefferson County Park Trail

Artwork:
Map Ref. 41°N 93°W, Iowa 52569

State Parks
Charlie Heath State Forest, Missouri
South Skunk River State Wildlife Area, Iowa
Lacey-Keosauqua State Park, Iowa
Lake Keomah State Park, Iowa
Spainer Br Skunk River State Wildlife Area, Iowa

Nature Reserves
Rathbun Wildlife Refuge Area
Lake Rathbun Area
Rathbun Wildlife Refuge Area

Fishing Regulations and license information
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Iowa Fishing Licenses

Closest Airports
SIRA Southwest Iowa Regional, Iowa
Ottumwa Industrial, Iowa
The Eastern Iowa Airport, Iowa

Regional Airports
Keosauqua Muni Airport, Iowa
Oskaloosa Muni Airport, Iowa
Fairfield Muni Airport, Iowa

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Restaurants in the vicinity
Junction Family Restaurant
Dogg's RV Park
Fat Annie's
Rainbow Chinese Restaurant
Pale Moon Restaurant
Hotels in the vicinity
Grey Goose Inn
Motel 60
Super 8 Motel-Centerville
Don Ellen Motel
Indian Hills Inn

 

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