Lake Anita State Park

     


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
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-lake Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 5
  • Good 5
  • Average 0
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0

11 Reviews

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pocabe

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

Date of Stay: - $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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PhoenixFun

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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AluminumCloud

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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scarpacci

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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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exceltraveler

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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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trilliumhills

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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: - $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: - $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: 23
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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