Lake Anita State Park

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Lake Anita State Park
Iowa State Park
Picnic shelter overlooking Lake Anita
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Cass
Location Anita
 - elevation 1,342 ft (409 m) [1]
 - coordinates 41°25′26″N 94°46′33″W / 41.42389°N 94.77583°W / 41.42389; -94.77583Coordinates: 41°25′26″N 94°46′33″W / 41.42389°N 94.77583°W / 41.42389; -94.77583
Area 1,062 acres (430 ha)
Founded 1961
Management Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Location of Lake Anita State Park in Iowa

Lake Anita State Park is a state park of Iowa, US, featuring a 171-acre (69 ha) reservoir on a branch of the Nishnabotna River.[2] The park is located south of Anita on Iowa State Highway 148.


The campground, one of the most popular in southwest Iowa, offers 161 sites, two shower-and-restroom facilities, and a playground. Several picnic areas overlook the reservoir, and 8 open shelters can be reserved for private events.[2]


Lake Anita State Park includes a beach and two boat ramps. All boating is at no-wake speeds. Docks are available for seasonal rent. Fishing is geared toward largemouth bass, crappies, and bluegills. A 1-mile (1.6 km) self-guided nature trail interprets the trees and shrubs of the region. A 4-mile (6.4 km) trail for walking and bicycling circles the lake.[2]


  1. ^ "Lake Ahquabi State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1979-04-30. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  2. ^ a b c "Lake Anita State Park". Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 

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