Anita, Iowa

Lake Anita State Park

Anita, Iowa



Anita, Iowa
Phone: (712) 762-3564

Sites: 161
Recent Rate: $20 9/2014

Latitude: 41.4314553732557
Longitude: -94.7644571772766

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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11 Reviews

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pocabe

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Lake Anita State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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AluminumCloud

Review Count: 78
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

We wanted a quiet night's sleep in a peaceful setting and found it. Only 5 miles off the interstate, we had a great night sleep overlooking the lake surround by gently rising green hills. I read the previous review regarding the loops not connecting, we were careful to take the electricity loop. Hint: Don't miss the second sign. Lowest tier is electric only, and these back-in sites are closest to the lake. The gravel campsites looked level and were somewhat widely spaced. The next higher loop has sites with hook-ups of electricity, water. The gravel campsites looked level and were rather closely spaced. These tiers are terraced more like rolling hills, in that they are green grassy and well mowed. The tiers allow the upper trailers to look to the lake and over top the lower trailers. Tiers also add a lower-trailer sense of privacy from the back of the sites. We stayed mid-week, and most of the electric only sites were open but marked reserved for the weekend. A few campers had campfires, and the smoke was not overwhelming. My Verizon MiFi signal was strong. We will return, next time for a longer stay. We camped at Lake Anita State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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HappyCampers227

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful campground just off the lake. Campground has tight/narrow roads which made it difficult getting into our site. No staff or station was available upon check-in. Small town grocery store and gas station nearby, within 5 miles. Campground about 10 minutes from major freeway. DirecTV (free standing satellite) had no issue. Verizon phone was able to get 4G signal. Boat ramp and fishing available within the park. Many of the campsites are covered by full trees that produce shade. Our site had full service at a good price. We camped at Lake Anita State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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exceltraveler

Review Count: 71
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Good price for full hookup site overlooking pleasant lake. First come, first served, but we had no trouble getting a spot arriving at about 3 pm. We did not want to unhook and there were a limited number of sites long enough. Very family friendly. Sites fairly close together. Most have shade but good southern sky available. Lots of wood smoke. Nice. We camped at Lake Anita State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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scarpacci

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Wow, nice state park. Well cared for, quiet and full hookups. We had all the major stations out of Omaha. Plenty of driveways, bike paths to walk the dogs. I'll have to give state parks a second look if they are anything like this. We camped at Lake Anita State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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trilliumhills

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is about 5 miles from the expressway and easy to get to. We stayed in site 143 which was on the lake and very near the restrooms (near camphost). We did not want to unhook so we needed a site that was about 50 feet long and this worked fine (was about 55-60 feet). The restrooms are in very good shape and very clean. The campsites are in terraces overlooking the lake. Each terrace is one way and if you want to get to a different terrace you need to go completely out of campground and then back in. The bottom terrace by the lake appears to have the longest sites and since we arrived in an off season there were many sites to choose from. We selected on near the restroom. There were 3 different sites, electric, full and non electric. You can reserve a particular site if you do so 2 days ahead of time which I recommend. Otherwise, you pick up a registration card and go find a site that is not occupied or reserved and fill out the card and put money in an envelope and drop it off with the camp host or back at the registration site. This system is a bit inconvenient for a single night, but since the camp host took the filled out card and we were right next to them it worked ok. All the sites are back in that we could see and the higher terraces were a little tight if you are not used to backing a large rig in. It was a beautiful and very quiet camp site. We camped at Lake Anita State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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robochef

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park, the view from most sites is real nice. While there is no cable TV, the over the air reception was excellent. The park is a bit out of the way if you are traveling along I-80 but provided a good rest for us. My only complaints would be the bathrooms by the playground were not very nice or clean. Also the sites are not very level. I did notice another "Bath house" on the way out that I did not check out. Over all good place for the price. We camped at Lake Anita State Park in a Motorhome.

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Rambling All Around

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a lovely place. Well maintained beautiful park. We had a view of the lake. Good water, electricity and sewer. Very quiet. The site we had was a little tricky to back our 38 foot rig into. And their reservation system and/or payment if you don't have a reservation is really difficult to understand. The directions to the sites could be better marked. I had to get out of the car and run around trying to find out site and the sites are on different tiers of the road. But we would certainly go back. Lovely spot. We camped at Lake Anita State Park in a Motorhome.

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FosterImposters

Review Count: 53
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Based on RVparkReviews we checked out this Iowa State Park, and liked what we found. Stayed a week in a full hookup, back-in site that faced the lake. I think there's only 30amps here, however neither ours nor the 43-foot big-rig a couple spaces down seemed to need more juice this time of year. First tier of campsites back up to new playground equipment and block-style bathrooms/showers. We used neither, however both were cleaned regularly and neat. Lush grasses, groomed trees and trimmed landscaping grace the ample spaces between sites and add to the entire ambiance at this 1062-acre park surrounding an 171-acre, no-wake Lake Anita. Understand the lake is stocked with largemouth bass, crappies, bluegill: a popular fishing hole with concrete boat ramps. Great blue heron, deer, squirrels and the occasional fisherman greet you on the bike/walking trails. Separate areas for tent camping and day-use picnicking with several strategically placed dumpstations at exit points. Little town of Anita's 18-hole golf course is just over the hill, however not accessible from the State Park area. There were no additional fees for visitors, day-use, pets, or even extra kids. Sturdy fire-pits with grates at each campsite, and better yet, there are several cute eateries less than a mile away in town. Clear view of the southern sky for satellite TV and full-reception on Verizon air-card and cell phones. Are we in Heaven? No, just Iowa. We camped at Lake Anita State Park in a Motorhome.

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RV'er

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This park was a pleasant and welcome surprise. It is in a small valley with great views, including wildlife such as baby deer. It is well maintained and a good destination place if so inclined. We just stopped for one night and really enjoyed the quiet, as it is far from any busy roads. The sites are gravel/grass and the roads are paved. No cable or wifi, but we did receive all the network TV stations with our antenna. Our rate was for a full hook-up site but there are electric sites for a lower price. If we lived in the area we would come here often. We camped at Lake Anita State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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dehdave

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2007 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice quiet campground. Has a four-mile hiking/biking trail around the lake and a one mile nature trail. Most sites have a good view to the lake. We camped at Lake Anita State Park in a Motorhome.

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