Lake Anita State Park

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Lake Anita State Park
Picnic shelter overlooking Lake Anita
Map showing the location of Lake Anita State Park
Map showing the location of Lake Anita State Park
Location of Lake Anita State Park in Iowa
LocationCass, Iowa, United States
Coordinates41°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
Area1,062 acres (4.30 km2)
Elevation1,342 ft (409 m)[1]
Governing bodyIowa Department of Natural Resources

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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