Lake Anita State Park encompasses a total area of 1,062 acres of land in Cass County, Iowa. The park is about five miles south of the I-80 at the interchange at Anita City. One of the main attractive features of this park is the 171 -acre manmade lake that was created after a dam was constructed on one of the tributaries of the Nishnabotna River.
The lake is used for lots of recreational activities including fishing where several species of fish including crappies, largemouth bass, and bluegills can be found. Other activities that are popular at the park include camping, swimming, hiking, boating, and bicycling. These activities are made possible by the amenities available at the park including trails, picnic areas, many campsites, open picnic shelters, fishing jetty, two boat ramps, playground, and a swimming beach among other facilities.
If you have a dog, you can bring them along to participate in the recreational activities offered at the park. Like most other Iowa State Parks, you will find some dog-designated cabins and yurts within the park. That being said, it is important to ensure that you strictly follow all park rules so that you don’t have to get your time at the park abruptly cut short due to breaking park rules. Some of the more important rules that you need to be aware of and observe include the following.
First, you must ensure that your dog is always on a leash (the leash must have a maximum length of six feet) or kept in a secure confinement. Secondly, your pooch should be prevented from wandering aimlessly through the park. In fact, you must ensure that you always have immediate control of your dog at all times. If you choose to camp at the park, it is important to remember that you are only allowed to have a maximum of two dogs for every cabin or yurt.