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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 located in the northwest corner of Appanoose County was established in an abandoned rock quarry in 1993.  

Trails, consisting of dirt and rock, meander around trees, rocks, hills, following the lay of the land and along the lake shore.  Most are wide enough to accommodate off-road utility vehicles.  Riders of registered ATVs, dirt bikes, and side-by-sides will find a diverse range of trails at the riding area.  Trails for leisurely cruising or testing the skills of the most advanced riders await visitors to the park.  Also within the confines of the ROHVA is a practice track.  There’s an overlook where one can watch riders make laps around the track. 

The park also has a Tot Lot in a location such that the entire area can be monitored by watchful eyes. 

Amenities found at ROHVA include two shelters with picnic tables, a vault toilet, two water hydrants (during warmer months), and an unloading/loading dock.

The park is open year round with the exception of closure due to weather or trail conditions that do not permit riding.

Resident riders must have a valid registration decal displayed on the machine to ride at the park.  Out-of-state riders must have a nonresident user permit displayed on the machine.  If a nonresident lives in a state with a registration requirement, then registration from the home state must also be displayed.


Within park
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More than a mile