Iowa Lakes Valuation Project

Rathbun Lake   

Rathbun Lake is in Appanoose County, in South-Central Iowa.

Vital Stats:
     Area:      11,000 acres
Maximum Depth: 50 feet
Drainage: 549 acres
Lake Type: Reservoir
Boat Access: many around the lake
Motor/Boat Restrictions: none
Special Regulations: none
Facilities: camping, swimming, picnicking, hunting, water skiing, hiking
Map Available: yes
U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency lists as impaired:
Beach advisories in 2003
due to high bacteria:
Not monitored for bacteria

Associated Parks:
     Honey Creek State Park; Buck Creek, Prairie Ridge, Bridge View, Island View, and Rolling Cove Parks (USACOE)

The information above was collected by Iowa State University Limnology Laboratory and The Iowa Department of Natural Resources.