Marine Service/Repair

  • Available on site from our vendor at The Shop, ​and just outside our gate at Playtime Storage.


  • Our marina is covered by multiple station video recorded surveillance. Four stations with 24 night vision capable cameras keep 24/7 watch over the property and docks.
  • The Appanoose County Sheriff keeps regular watch over the marina as well as the marina based IDNR water patrol.
  • The marina is full time year around home for Owners Doug and Sheila Clemens, as well as Marina Manager Byron Parker.
  • The safety and security of marina and customer personal property is a priority that is not considered lightly.

Sailboat Gin Poles

  • Waterside and land based gin poles for mast stepping.  

Convenient Parking

  • Controlled parking access
  • Loading zones and handicap parking
  • Courtesy utility dock carts
  • Golf cart friendly campus

Shrink wrap&Covers

  • Shrink wrap and custom cover service available.   

Clean Marina

  • The marina is currently engaged in a comprehensive program to become certified as Iowa’s only certified “Clean Marina”, and one of only 147 clean marinas in the country. Completion and certification is expected in spring 2018, and we will keep you updated.

Boat&Trailer storage

  • Summer and winter storage of boats and trailers


  • 277 well maintained slips

  • Covered and uncovered slips of all sizes

  • Seasonal/weekly/monthly/nightly rates

  • PWC dry docks

  • Dockside water and 30 amp/50 amp lighted pedestals

  • Sat TV Customer Approved Installations allowed

  • Courtesy docking for marina and restaurant visitors

Lifting Launching

  • 40,000 lb Con-o-Lift Trailer
  • 40,000 Sling Travel Lift
  • Truck/Tractor/Loader pulling units
  • Trained experienced personnel and file on each boat

Boat Tow Service

  • For safety and convenience the marina provides 24/7 boat tow service.  A well equipped boat and experienced captain are on call to respond to tows and emergencies.

Ships and Conv. Store

  • Newly remodeled and stocked
  • Boating essentials and supplies
  • Custom order discount available from Land and Sea catalog
  • C – Store with Ice/Beer/Wine/Snacks/Sundries
  • Fishing license, live and artificial bait, and fishing supplies

Fuel and Pump Off

  • Fuel dock with Marine additive Blended ethanol free gasoline - diesel delivery arranged
  • Pump Off - free weekday selfserve

Marina Harbor

  • Protected channel from wind and wave action
  • Deep clean water
  • Generous approaches and fairways between docks 
  • Minimal flood impact on dock and parking access or electric and water service 
  • Six ramp lanes including two high water ramps with courtesy docks for convenient launch and retrieval

Pricing & Special Offerings

Recent survey of all Corps Lakes in Iowa confirms that when all factors are considered including  size, covered or uncovered, utilities provided, etc. that Rathbun Marina already offers the lowest square foot cost slips in Iowa.  When family friendly amenities and services, and the beautiful body of water known as Iowa's Ocean are considered the decision becomes easy.  

Please call our office for current availability and pricing.  Or visit our marina and Doug will show you around the campus.

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(641) 724-3212

Rathbun Lake Marina