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Lake Anita State Park
Lake Anita State Park
LAKE ANITA STATE PARK
LAKE ANITA STATE PARK
55111 750th St
Anita, Iowa   50020

Phone: 712-762-3564
Reservations: 712-762-3564
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Lake Anita State Park
'Lake Anita'
© copyright 2009 Julie Becerra

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Lake Anita State Park, dedicated in 1961, is one of the most popular outdoor recreation facilities in southwest Iowa. The 1,062-acre park features a beautiful 171-acre artificial lake which was formed by creating a dam on a branch of the Nishnabotna River. Lake Anita State Park truly has something for everyone; from hiking on a quiet trail to splashing on the beach, Lake Anita is a great place to enjoy yourself in the great outdoors.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
 Electric Sitesyes
 Water/Electric Sitesyes
 Full Hookup Sitesyes
WinterActivitiesyes
Camping
The campground at Lake Anita is one of the most popular in southwest Iowa. The 161 camping sites are all within easy access of the lake. This includes 52 electrical hookups, 40 full hookups and two modern shower/restroom buildings. A playground is also provided. Starting February 13, 2006 advance campsite reservations can be booked through the park reservation system. Half of the campsites are still available for self-registration on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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Picnicking
Lake Anita State Park has a large number of picnic areas, many of which overlook the lake. The park is a wonderful place for a family get-together or just a quick outdoor meal. The eight open picnic shelters are available for use and may be reserved for a fee through the park office.
Nature Programs
A one-mile self-guided nature trail is available, where park visitors can learn about a number of the shrubs and trees which abound in southwest Iowa. Lake Anita also offers a 4-mile trail which winds around the entire lake and is available for a pleasant walk. It is a great avenue for hikers and bicyclists wanting to enjoy the great outdoors.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 21 Excellent views by The Family Stone
The campground rises in layers for great views of the beautiful lake. Great fishing, nice beach and clean bathrooms. Trails for hiking, and a wonderful community for support services.
July 12 A beautiful park
Very nice campsites, shade trees, lots of healthy grass, easy to back trailer in, with a great view of the lake. One of the most beautiful places we have stayed and reasonably priced too. Only one negative - the older bathroom building was filthy, and the newer one could be better too. Maybe it was a bad day (just after the weekend).
February 25
Our favorite park!


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USA Parks
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Iowa
Iowa
Southwest Region
Southwest Region
Lake Anita State Park
Lake Anita State Park