Rathbun Lake Marina

Campground Information


  • ​​Our camping contracts and rules and regulations can be viewed under our home page button via .pdf file download
  • Our 132 campsites are priced based on size, view, and location, with 25% reserved for daily and weekly rentals.  Please use Contact page 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 31
  • Sites offer 30/50 amp electric & water hookup
  • Mobile waste pump off service offered
  • Campsite lease includes full access to all Marina amenities​. 

Rathbun Lake Marina & Campgrounds
Campground Reservation Policy
Rathbun Lake Marina & Campgrounds maintain a pool of non-reservable campsites that are available on a first come, first serve basis. Upon arrival, guests stop at the Ship store to check camp site availability. If arriving after hours, guests can find a vacant site and pay in full the following day. If a camp site has a “reserved” sign on it, that site is not available.
Reservations are accepted for Holiday weekends only. Holiday weekends are Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July weekend, and Labor Day weekend. 75% of our sites are reservable for seasonal and monthly camping. Holiday camping reservations require a three-night minimum and payment in full at the time of booking. Reservations are non-refundable. Refunds will only be given if the reserved site is sold to a seasonal leaser. If that situation arises, the Marina will make every effort to find another suitable campsite for the guest.
Sites for holiday reservations will be assigned from the pool of available sites that remain after seasonal and monthly sites are leased. You may also choose from this pool of available sites at check-in based on a first come, first serve basis. It is the customer’s responsibility to find a campsite that meets their needs in size and location.
Holiday reservations begin March 1st, contact us by emailing to  support@rathbunlakemarina.com  or use contact page link

Nightly/Monthly Leasing Rates


Nightly rates for Timber Run sites are $25 per night plus tax for RV campsites. Parkers Cove are $35 per night.  Tent campsites are $ 20 plus tax for 1 tent and $35 plus tax for 2 tents.  Sites are leased nightly on a first come first serve for available sites.

Dear Campers,
The campground seasonal site lottery was held November 13th and all interested campers  have chosen sites for the year. A few sites remain available and they will be leased to customers on a first come/first served basis. Please contact the office via email at support@rathbunlakemarina.com ​if you are interested in leasing one of our handful of remaining 2021 seasonal camp sites. 


Seasonal and daily leasing


Subject to the Army 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.  If you would like to be included in the campsite drawing for the 2022 season, please stop in the Marina office to sign up for the drawing before November.  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.  

Any outstanding balances have to be cleared before you may enter the drawing.

(641) 724-3212