Rathbun Lake - COE/Island View Good Sam Verified Campground

19357 Island View Place, Mystic, IA 52544

Good Sam Verified Campground
(1 review) 5 out of 5 stars from 1 review
(1 review) 5 out of 5 stars from 1 review
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Address

19357 Island View Place
Mystic, IA, 52544

Open May 1 - September 30

Contact

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Facility

Type: Public Corps
Partial Handicap Access

 

Policies

Pets welcome
Day Max Stay (14)
Tents Allowed
Spaces available: 187
Gravel sites: 187
Pull-thrus: 11
Back-in size: 15 x 60
Room for slideouts: Yes
Number of electric: 187
Amps: 30 Amp/50 Amp
Max Amps: 50

Restrooms
Fire rings

Swimming
Lake
Body of water: Rathbun Lake
Playground
Horseshoes
Playground
Horseshoes
Mountain biking
Fishing
Watersports
Boat marina
Fishing
Watersports
Boat marina

(within 10 miles)

Fishing
Boating
Hiking
Kayaking / canoeing
Mountain biking
Kayaking / canoeing
Mountain biking

5 (1 review) 5 out of 5 stars from 1 review
Facility
4
Restroom
4
Appeal
5
What is being rated?
5 5 out of 5 stars 08/11/2015

This is a beautiful park to stay at. Very well maintained and nice flat camping spots. Mature trees give good shade in about 70% of the sites. We have been having our family reunions here for the last two years, and decided to make it a permanent destination for the event. We stayed in the "H" section of the campground where the appeal is very nice. This area is a lost treasure of the state. Many people around here know about it, but it seems to be elusive to many travelers. The restrooms are ok,... Read More

This is a beautiful park to stay at. Very well maintained and nice flat camping spots. Mature trees give good shade in about 70% of the sites. We have been having our family reunions here for the last two years, and decided to make it a permanent destination for the event. We stayed in the "H" section of the campground where the appeal is very nice. This area is a lost treasure of the state. Many people around here know about it, but it seems to be elusive to many travelers. The restrooms are ok, a few spider webs around the ceiling and a cricket here and there. They are kept clean, but need the extra touch regarding pests. This is my reason for only 4 stars. Showers are very nice and roomy. The faucet actually stays on just like home. Firewood is scarce, so pick some up on the way if you wish to burn. The big drawback is each site needs a sewer and water hookup. This is my reason for a 4 out of 5 star rating for the facility itself. Power supply is 30 amp, and sites are roomy and spaced about 50' apart. Plenty of safe paved roads for kids to ride their bikes or scooters. Fishing on this lake is rewarding. Plenty of catfish, crappie, bass and other gamefish make this lake a summer hotspot. Plenty of boat ramps around the lake. Boat rentals, cabin rentals and a few good friends make your stay here a memorable experience. I'm a fellow traveler who is very picky about my reviews. I look for the things that you can't find on websites or in other's reviews. I've been all over the USA, and have been camping for 45 years. Island View Park is in my top 5 places to stay in Iowa. There is an aquatic center in Albia, which is 10 miles N.E. from here as well as a beautiful town square. Shopping for groceries is an easy 10 mile trip to the S.E. in Centerville. Fareway, Hy-Vee and Wal-Mart can be found on the South side of town on Hwy. 5.
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5 5 out of 5 stars 08/11/2015

This is a beautiful park to stay at. Very well maintained and nice flat camping spots. Mature trees give good shade in about 70% of the sites. We have been having our family reunions here for the last two years, and decided to make it a permanent destination for the event. We stayed in the "H" section of the campground where the appeal is very nice. This area is a lost treasure of the state. Many people around here know about it, but it seems to be elusive to many travelers. The restrooms are ok,... Read More

This is a beautiful park to stay at. Very well maintained and nice flat camping spots. Mature trees give good shade in about 70% of the sites. We have been having our family reunions here for the last two years, and decided to make it a permanent destination for the event. We stayed in the "H" section of the campground where the appeal is very nice. This area is a lost treasure of the state. Many people around here know about it, but it seems to be elusive to many travelers. The restrooms are ok, a few spider webs around the ceiling and a cricket here and there. They are kept clean, but need the extra touch regarding pests. This is my reason for only 4 stars. Showers are very nice and roomy. The faucet actually stays on just like home. Firewood is scarce, so pick some up on the way if you wish to burn. The big drawback is each site needs a sewer and water hookup. This is my reason for a 4 out of 5 star rating for the facility itself. Power supply is 30 amp, and sites are roomy and spaced about 50' apart. Plenty of safe paved roads for kids to ride their bikes or scooters. Fishing on this lake is rewarding. Plenty of catfish, crappie, bass and other gamefish make this lake a summer hotspot. Plenty of boat ramps around the lake. Boat rentals, cabin rentals and a few good friends make your stay here a memorable experience. I'm a fellow traveler who is very picky about my reviews. I look for the things that you can't find on websites or in other's reviews. I've been all over the USA, and have been camping for 45 years. Island View Park is in my top 5 places to stay in Iowa. There is an aquatic center in Albia, which is 10 miles N.E. from here as well as a beautiful town square. Shopping for groceries is an easy 10 mile trip to the S.E. in Centerville. Fareway, Hy-Vee and Wal-Mart can be found on the South side of town on Hwy. 5.
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19357 Island View Place, Mystic, IA 52544
Coordinates: 40.852500, -92.917970
Elevation:

Directions
From town, N 2.5 mi on SR-5 to CR-29, NW 4 mi to CR-J5T, NE 0.1 mi (L)

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