OHV Park Details
Rathbun OHV Park
Rathbun OHV Park

Park Information:

Managed by South Central Dirt Riders



Iowa OHV Parks and Rules

The 125-acre Rathbun Off-Highway Vehicle Area (ROHVA) is located at 14230 Highway S70 in the northwest corner of Appanoose County.  Established in an abandoned rock quarry in 1993, the park provides riders of registered ATVs, UTVs, and dirt bikes an impeccable riding experience for novice and seasoned riders alike. Trails, consisting of dirt and rock, follow the lay of the land meandering around trees, rocks, hills, and along the lakeshore.  Most are wide enough to accommodate off-road utility vehicles.  Trails for leisurely cruising or testing the skills of advanced riders await visitors to the park.  ROHVA also features a practice track and a tot lot, which is fenced as a separate area for safety and can be monitored by parents. 


Helmets and current registrations are required to ride at the park. Decals must be affixed to the vehicle and registrations must be on the operator or the machine. Nonresidents can use the park with display of a current nonresident user permit.Passengers are only allowed on vehciles designed by the manufacturer to carry passengers, and vehicles cannot have more passengers than safety restraints, which are also required. Passengers in an ORV must be at least 10 years of age.


The park is open year-round except for closure due to weather or trail conditions that do not permit riding, particularly during wet periods and whent the frost is coming out of the trails. 


Amenities within Park

  • Two shelters with picnic tables
  • Two water hydrants
  • Vault toilet
  • Unloading/loading ramp
  • Parking

Amenities more than a mile from Park

  • Lodging (Honey Creek Resort, cabins, hotels)
  • Camping
  • Gas/fuel
  • Food/Restaurants


Within park
Less than a mile
More than a mile