ANITA – One Anita’s biggest attractions is Lake Anita State Park.

It includes a beach area, lots of places to stand and fish, docking areas for boats and camping spaces.

Park Manager Josh Peach said those interested in getting a spot to camp in Anita are encouraged to make a reservation.

“We recommend a person gets a reservation,” Peach said. “It’s much easier for the person.”

Peach said it’s easier because the person is secure in knowing they have a spot, but he said, they do have a few open spots for first come, first served trips. But on the safe side, he suggests people go online, and look for the camping reservation link. People can also call 877-427-2757 to make a reservation as well.

Peach said costs for the sites vary on what amenities people want. A non-electric site is $11 per night, a site with electricity is $16 per night, and a site with electricity, water and sewer is $19 per night. He said there is two week stay limit for each camp site.

He said the lake includes directional signs, and there is also literature including the Anita Vacation Guide and Travel Iowa Brochures available for campers to look at for more ideas for activities to do in the area. He said the Friends of Anita do offer firewood for sale at the lake, as Iowa DNR officials recommend buying wood locally so pests aren’t transported to the area.