Dear Campers,
The new Rathbun Marina campground seasonal site lottery was held January
14th and all interested campers have chosen sites for the year. Several
sites remain available and they will be leased to customers on a first
come/first served basis. If you are interested in leasing one of our
remaining 2016 seasonal camp sites please contact Jannell at (641) 724-3212


Campground Information:


  • ​​Our camping contracts and rules and regulations can be viewed under our home page button via pdf file download
  • Our 65 campsites are priced based on size, view, and location, with 25% reserved for daily and weekly rentals.  Please call for campsite pricing.
  • Sites are unique in size and shape and should be observed for suitability with your use.
  • ​Seasonal camping season is Apr 1 - Oct 30
  • Sites offer 30/50 amp elec and water hookup
  • Mobile waste pump off service offered
  • Campsite lease includes full access to all Marina amenities​. 

(641) 724-3212

Rathbun Lake Marina

Seasonal and daily leasing


Subject to Corps of Engineers regulations, Rathbun Marina is one of only a couple Corps marinas in the Midwest to offer campsites on a seasonal basis.  Our sites are selected by participation in a lottery in late fall of the prior season.  Please contact the office for the next lottery sign up date and for current availability. For 2017, the lottery was held and we still have several seasonal sites available.  If you would like to be included in the Campsite Drawing for the 2018 Season, PLEASE stop in the Marina Office to Sign up for the Drawing before November 9, 2017. One Entry per Household.​  The Drawing date will be determined and posted on this website.   We reserve 25% of our campsites for short term rental to allow flexibility and opportunity for those that are juggling work and other family activities. 

Nightly Leasing Rates


Nightly rates for any available sites are $25 per night.  Sites may be reserved in advance or  may be leased nightly on a first come first serve for available sites.