Prairie Ridge Park RV & Campground Guide


Prairie Ridge Park near Moravia, Iowa, sits on the northeastern end of Rathbun Lake, which offers visitors a sense of tranquility and adventure. Here, you will find 54 camping sites along with a dump station, showers, and fresh drinking water. Besides all the campground amenities, visitors can enjoy activities like kayaking, fishing, birdwatching, picnicking, or mountain biking. Moravia is bordered by the towns of Mystic and Albia.

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Spring 40-62 F
Summer 61-81 F
Fall 54-76 F
Winter 18-36 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Prairie Ridge Park

When you travel to Prairie Ridge Park in an RV, you'll have the power to plan your trip according to your needs. Imagine lounging in your camper just steps away from Rathbun Lake. Consider RVshare when choosing your next RV rental for your travels. 

Buck Creek Campground

Campers hoping to set their eyes on bald eagles, Canada geese, or a white-tailed deer will be in luck when they set up their campsites at Buck Creek Campground. Like Prairie Ridge Park, this spot sits right on Rathbun Lake. This means you'll have the opportunity to catch your favorite fish. Expect to pay a daily rate of $18 for 30-amp sites and $20 for 50-amp sites between May and September.

  • Electric hookups

  • Flush toilets

  • Firepits

  • Picnic shelters

  • Dump station

  • Fresh drinking water

  • Playground

  • Showers

  • Trash pickup

  • Marina

  • Grills


Another campsite that is also located off Rathbun Lake is Bridgeview. It's a large campground with room for 106 family sites. The majority of the spots here offer electric, about 95. For some fun while spending the day or weekend at Bridgeview, go for a hike where you may be able to spot some of the various types of wildlife that reside around the lake. Other things to do here include fishing, biking, ice climbing, and swimming. Campers can expect daily rates to run from $18 -$20 at this campsite, depending on the time of year and type of site.

  • Accessible boat ramp

  • Showers

  • Firepits

  • Grills

  • Flush toilets

  • Dump station

  • Playground

  • Horseshoe pit

  • Scenic overlooks

  • Lantern posts

  • Electricity

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What to Do at
Prairie Ridge Park

Inside Prairie Ridge Park

You will find eight miles of hiking trails here at Prairie Ridge Park. In addition to a large hiking area, you might see some people out on the lake sailing on their boats or windsurfing. Other common activities for visitors include bike riding, fishing, and picnicking. 

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How to Get to
Prairie Ridge Park

If you are traveling from Moravia, head four miles west on Highway J18. Go south 2.5 miles on 200th Avenue, and keep going straight until you see signs for the campsite. 

Entering Prairie Ridge Park

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Frequently Asked Questions About Prairie Ridge Park

What is the best time of year to visit Prairie Ridge Park?

If you enjoy picnicking, mountain biking, hiking, or bird-watching, the best time of year to visit Prairie Ridge Park in Iowa is during the summer when temperatures are warm enough to enjoy all the outdoor activities.

What is the climate of Prairie Ridge Park?

Prairie Ridge Park has the usual Midwest climate. It has four seasons, with summer being the warmest and winter being the coldest. If you love snow and cold, visit in the winter!

What kind of wildlife can be found in Prairie Ridge Park?

When you visit this state park, you'll see the usual assortment of Iowa's wildlife: white-tailed deer, squirrels, and plenty of birds. You might also glimpse coyotes, gray or red foxes, and bobcats.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Prairie Ridge Park?

There are 55 RV and tent sites at the Prairie Ridge Park Campground. Potable water is available, but the site doesn't have full hookups. There are also showers and a dump station available.

Are pets allowed at Prairie Ridge Park?

Pets are allowed at Prairie Ridge Park, including the campground area. If you're bringing your dog, it must be leashed. Also, if you plan to hike, know that some trails might be off-limits to dogs.