8 Parks near Anita, Iowa
Sep 2016 - $19.00
This is a nice state park on a lovely lake and very quiet. Full hookup utilities worked well but no cable or WiFi but a few channels on the batwing. Campground is well maintained and bath/shower facilities are clean but no hot water in the showers (I let it run for 10 minutes hoping for some). Nice roomy sites, paved roads and gravel pads. Located about 1 mile south of the town of Anita. The bugs were bad but they weren't the biting kind. Paid $19 for camping and a $4 reservation fee but reservations weren't needed (maybe so on weekends). I'd rate higher if it weren't for the cold showers. - utchaps
Aug 2016 - $19.00
Great state park with some full hookups. Quiet park with great phone and TV antenna reception. South of town, look for sign on right coming down hill. No check-in building, come half way in to big sign board. - TKMI
Sep 2014 - $20.00
There was very poor signage from the town to the park. We headed west of town; we should have gone south. We couldn't get reservations here so were urged to arrive before 6 PM to beat the local folks. This park is certainly well used. We will never return to this park for one reason - TRAINS! They were tooting all night long. If you're deaf, this park would be fine. - pocabe
Aug 2016 - $15.00
This is a first come, first serve campground located in the city park. It's a nice, quiet area. The posts all had 20, 30, and 50 amp electrical outlets. Water pumps were available approximately every 3-4 campsites, so a 50 foot water hose would easily reach for anyone needing to fill up. There is an available dump station.
The park was clean, and it had a nice selection of playground equipment. We did not use the showers, but we did take a look in the bathrooms to see what was available. It was your typical park showerhouse/bathroom with painted block walls and concrete floors. The women's was clean, but my husband said the men's could have used some cleaning. A dump station is also available.
The sites were nice & level, but they are pea gravel, so it made chocking the wheels a bit difficult. The chocks just wanted to move around.
Also, they sit right on the street, although it's not a busy street by any means since it's such a small town.
When choosing review options, I chose the sites to be "just long enough for my RV and tow vehicle," but in reality it was just long enough for our 40 foot 5th wheel. We did disconnect the truck and park it off to the side. Overall, it was a nice little spot, and we will definitely return again in the future as we travel through the area. - rcrka
Jul 2011 - $15.00
I wanted to list this location because it may come in handy for an I-80 traveler looking for an overnight or two. We stopped on our way east from the Grand Tetons and saw a sign on the Hwy for camping. The city park in right in the middle of the small town. It's a self serve site and you pay with an envelope through a slot in a door. There's a small park here and a lighted ball field where people were playing night time softball. You feel safe here (we saw the local police officer come and check for the payment envelope after turning the lights out for the night.) The wife took a shower here and reported them clean and free, but there's a button you have to push after a few minutes. There is a dump station available. Like I said, it's good for a short stop with electricity and a low price. - Parrothead Mike
Oct 2014 - $20.00
Great county park. Some sites have sewer and some 50 amp. Some sites a little on the short side for a 40' rig but most will handle a big rig. Limiting factor on the sewer sites is the sewer connection is in the center at the back of the site. Other than that, this is a great little park. Campground manager very nice. On a small lake with a separate beach. Verizon works good, and some sites are satellite friendly. If you come from the east on Littlefield Rd - do not turn by the park office sign. You will end up in the managers back yard. Go another 1/4 mile and turn is on the left. Several small towns nearby for shopping. Registration is on the honor system. - SouthernNights
Jul 2015 - $15.00
I'm not sure where the other camper stayed who posted that review. We got here around sunset. The entire CG was a sea of mud, I had to shift into 4WD to move thru the CG. We searched in vain for a site that had all three utilities working: water, sewer, power but never found one. We thought we had one but the water faucet turned out to be non-functional. The place was littered with trash and was completely neglected. Right now I'd have to rate this cg as the worse I've seen in recent memory. - agesilaus
Jun 2015 - $15.00
Nice shady CG with electric hookups. Water source close by. This is actually right next to the Cass County Fairgrounds so it can be busy depending on activities at the Fairgrounds. All grass sites, no ID numbers on the electric posts. There were a few trailers in need of repair that seemed to be permanently parked in the CG. No problems though; Restrooms were adequate. The park is located in town so everything you need is close by. Went to the library for free Internet but had decent service at the CG. Would camp here again when in the area. - katinfoco
Aug 2011 - $20.00
Five miles East of I-80. Grassy sites with full hook ups including cable TV. Close to Danish Windmill and restaurant with great food. Area is a Danish community with a museum and other points of interest to see. Showers and laundry room available at the Village Station store where you check in. For the price, and the food, we will stay there again. - JAMM
Sep 2012 - $12.00
Beautiful little Cass county park near Lewis IA. Large oak and hickory trees, lovely in the fall. There were no other campers in the park. Quiet, flush toilets, restrooms/showers OK (concrete floors). $12 for electric only hookup. Can't reserve a site but doubt you would need to although I expect it is busy during the summer, has a swim beach and fishing. - katinfoco
Jul 2008 - $28.00
There isn't much going for this place. I suppose it is somewhat better than a truck stop due to electric/water hookups (and mowed grass), but it would be a close call on spending $28 here or listening to idling trucks at a truck stop all night. (This place was worth at the most 10-12$ a night.) Things got off to a questionable start when I walked into the lobby of the motel to register and almost reeled from the sour, musty smell. This place smelled like a house that has been closed up for ten years. After dialing "0" on the lobby phone to summon a person (the lobby was completely unattended I suppose due to it being lunchtime), things really got interesting when I tried to communicate with the front counter person. His poor command of English made it extremely difficult to communicate. We did manage to complete the registration process but asking a question and expecting to receive an answer I could understand was completely pointless. Finally I heard something that sounded like "go pick out a site", so our registration process was finally and mercifully finished. Driving to the rear of the motel where the 'campground' is located brought us a vista of seemingly randomly scattered water/electric pedestals over a large area of grass with no apparent order. Only a few (maybe six or eight) pull-through sites in the center were obvious in their orientation and most of these were occupied by long-term campers. This was 'free-form' camping at its finest ;-) We drove around and found a place where we didn't have to unhook the toad (we are 40' plus towing a Jeep) and we could easily leave going forward. Leaving gets interesting: When we were ready to leave, I started hunting around for a dumpster or trash can and could not find one. I finally resorted to depositing our bag in the small trash can placed by the lobby door completely filling it up. Oh well... Wanting to dump (at least they had one) meant we had to pass through two large evergreens guarding the exit. We are 8.5' wide, the exit was about 6.5' wide (no kidding!) I had to hold up a tree branch as far as I could while my wife drove through. Even at this, we still couldn't completely clear the trees. The dump was interesting - it is an open 6" pipe coming up an an angle in a concrete slab. At least somebody placed a large broken chunk of asphalt paving over the pipe to keep the neighborhood critters out. The only reason I didn't give this a "1" instead of a "2" was the grass was mowed. Do yourself a favor and keep driving by I-80 exit 46. - John - Tx Hill Country
Oct 2016 - $15.00
Beautiful county park, our campsite was on a raised gravel bed with a big fire ring and nice picnic table. Was also beautifully shaded and near a clear rushing River. Electric only, we were in a motorhome. - Hamilhome
Sep 2015 - $15.00
Spacious, wooded county park 35 miles W of Des Moines and 6 miles N of Stuart (I-80 exit 93). Gravel roads and pads, back in sites looked like 30 feet or so. Next to the Raccoon River, with canoeing access advertised (River looked pretty fast to me). Also walking trails. Very peaceful and pretty. - Creigh Gordon