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Lake Anita State Park was rated 9 out of 10 based on 6 user reviews. Phone: (712) 762-3564
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Lake Anita State Park

Camp Information
Sites
161
Date of Stay
September 2013
Latest Rate
$16



Hookups
Electric
yes
50amp
yes
Water
yes
Sewer
yes
Wireless Internet
no
Cable TV
no
Accommodations
Pull-Thru Sites
no
Big Rig Access
yes
Waterfront Access
yes (Lake)
Shade Trees
yes
Pool Access
no
Pets Allowed
yes
Tents Allowed
yes
Family Friendly
yes
Latest Review Information
Ratings (Last 10 Newest/Oldest)
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Clean Restrooms (Last 5 Newest/Oldest)
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Clean Showers (Last 5 Newest/Oldest)
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[ 8 / 10 ]
September 2013
$16
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 here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
September 2010
$19
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 here in a Motorhome.

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[ 10 / 10 ]
August 2010
$19
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 here in a Motorhome.

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[ 10 / 10 ]
October 2009
$19
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 here in a Motorhome.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
July 2009
$19
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 here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
October 2007
$19
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 here in a Motorhome.

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