If you're looking for a little slice of heaven on earth, we may have found the place for you! Lake Anita State Park in Iowa is loved by locals -- and it's easy to see why. The grounds are filled with beautiful forests, a large manmade lake, and well-kept facilities for visitors.
You're sure to find the right spot out of the 160 provided, although some of them fit tents better than RVs. All kinds of hookup options are on offer, including electric, water, and sewer, meaning you can bring all the comforts from home with you into the woods. Fire rings and picnic tables are provided at each lot, and you can purchase wood right outside of the park. Don't worry about carting a bunch of water with you, as there are faucets located around the campsite where you and your pooch can fill up to quench your thirst. Rates to stay start at $6 per night for a basic site in the off-season and go all the way up to $19 for a full-hookup lot between May and September.
The lake is perfect for kayaking, canoeing, or fishing -- as long as you take things slow. Lake Anita has a "no wake" rule in place, so paddling and puttering are the only speeds accepted. When you've had your fill of the beach, you can take your pupper down a paved trail that runs all the way around the water! If you're lucky, you might spot a deer during your trek.
Pooches in Iowa state parks must stay on-leash at all times, but they are welcome to travel all the trails and stay at any campsite. Please keep them off of the beach area and do not bring them into any park buildings. Also, remember to be a good advocate for our four-legged friends by cleaning up after your woofer throughout your trip.
To get away to a lovely lake, add Lake Anita State Park to your must-visit list!