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Rathbun OHV Park

Friday, August 07, 2015

Alt Names

Lake Rathbun, Appanoose County, South Central Dirt Riders OHV Club, South Fork Chariton River, Rathbun Lake

Last Known StatusOpen

This 125 acre riding area offers about 10 miles of woods trails, a tot lot and a practice track. The trails consist mainly of dirt and rock and wind with the flow of the land through the trees and along the shores of Rathbun Lake.

Park amenities include a vault toilet, two shelters with picnic tables, an unloading/loading dock, and a water faucet that is available April through November. Camping is not permitted at the OHV park itself however the lake has several full service campgrounds.

ATVs, dirt bikes and side by sides are permitted as long as they have a current Iowa registration.

The park is open year round except during spring thaw and after heavy precipitation. For current park status check the Iowa DNR Web page.

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LOCATION

Nearest CityCenterville, IA
Address14230 Hwy S70, Plano, IA 52581
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Street Map
Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Plano, IA
1) Take SR-70 north about 5 miles
2) Park entrance is on the right (east).

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail, Track
LandArmy Corps of Engineers

QUALITY

RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day

TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail10
Climate TypeForest
Elevation950 to 1000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly MaintainedSouth Central Dirt Riders does the trail maintenance
Loose DirtThis OHV area has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe OHV area has little hard pack terrain.Little
SandThis OHV area has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe OHV area has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe OHV area has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis OHV area has little rocks.Little
TreesThe OHV area has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis OHV area has few steep hills.Few
HazardsThis OHV area has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis OHV area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis OHV area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis OHV area has little expert terrain.Little
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesIA DNR Permit
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (62 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 62 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYes
BicyclesProhibited
HikingProhibited
HorsebackProhibited
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNo
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on designated trails
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.

FEES

Parking ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
Camping
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (SE)River Hills Community Health Center (641) 856-4400
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (NE)Frank's Bait and Tackle (641) 724-3171 or (641) 895-4911
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SE)Bratz Shell (641) 437-1100
Potable Water WaterOn Sitewater faucet available April through November
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (E)Southfork Park Campground (877) 444-6777
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (E)Southfork Park Campground (877) 444-6777
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (E)Southfork Park Campground (877) 444-6777
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (NE)Frank's Bait and Tackle (641) 724-3171 or (641) 895-4911
Swimming Swim AreaCenterville, IA
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteRathbun Lake
Boating Launch Boat Ramp1-5 Miles (N)

CONTACTS

Contact InfoJacob Fulk (Conservation Officer)
Rathbun OHV Park
(541) 777-2164
scdrrohva@gmail.com
www.iowadnr.gov
Contact InfoU.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Rathbun Lake
20112 Hwy J5T
Centerville, IA 52544-9461
(641) 647-2464
www.nwk.usace.army.mil
Contact InfoIowa DNR
(515) 281-5918
www.iowadnr.gov
CommentIowa OHV permit info

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