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Alamo Lake State Park
Alamo Lake State Park © Valerie Gilbert
Alamo Lake State Park The View © Susan Kordish
The view from our campsite
P.O. Box 38
Wenden, Arizona   85357

Phone: 928-669-2088
Alamo Lake State Park is one of Arizona's best kept secrets. The stark desert beauty is reflected off the water. Cacti dot the mountainous landscape that surround the lake. Nestled in the Bill Williams River Valley away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Alamo Lake State Park offers outdoor fun, premier bass fishing, rest and relaxation. For nature lovers, spring rains bring an abundance of wild flowers and the lake environment attracts a variety of wildlife year round, including bald and golden eagles, waterfowl, foxes, coyotes, mule deer and wild burros. Stargazers are sure to enjoy the unbelievable view of the night sky with the nearest city lights some forty miles away!

Alamo Lake, located on the Bill Williams River where the Big Sandy River and Santa Maria River come together, was created with the completion of Alamo Dam in 1968. The Army Corps of Engineers designed the earthen dam primarily for flood control. During flood events, the lake basin is capable of ?capturing? large amounts of water in a relatively short time. The lake has been recorded rising 11 vertical feet in one night! Unusually high flows during the late 1970s and through the 1980s have increased the average size of the lake, helping to create one of Arizona's best fishing holes.

Fishing tournaments are common at the lake and anglers have an excellent opportunity to catch bluegill, largemouth bass, channel catfish, and black crappie. Remember, the desert can be harsh and dangerous, but it is also very fragile. Help us protect it, and yourself, by camping in the designated camp areas and keeping vehicles on maintained roadways.
Nature of the Area
Although there is a variety of wildlife around the park, wild burros, coyote, eagles, pelicans, and Great Blue Herons are the most common.
CampingWater/Electric Sitesyes
Park Store
On January 2, 2009, Alamo Lake's new Bait / Park Store opened. The Park Store carries fishing and camping item like fishing licenses, boating supplies (boating flags, life jackets, boat cushions, ropes, anchors, battery clamps, etc.), and firewood. We also have great park specific items like shirts and hats, patches, walking sticks, pins, books, and more. In addition, we offer a nice line of souvenir items.

Food items for sale include ice cream, soda, water, milk, eggs, canned vegetables, candy bars, condiments, hot dogs & buns, marshmallows & graham crackers, personal hygiene items, and more. The store also plans on selling Gasoline in the near future.
Group: Camping Sites

The group camping area has one 60 x 20 foot Ramada with two barbeque grills for use. There is a vault toilet, along with four chemical toilets located in the group use area. This area can accommodate vehicles up to 60 foot long. For reservation call the park.

Camping Sites

Dry camping is located in Campgrounds D & E. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. There are vault and chemical toilets loctated through out the campgrounds. Also Campground A has 21 sites available while Campground B has 15 sites (#28-42).

Electric RV Sites Non Electric RV Sites RV Sites

There are 19 full hook-up sites with 50 amp electric, water and sewer located in the Main Campground. Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring. Additional sites have 30/50 amp electric and water at each site. Campgound B has 27 electric sites. The Ramada Area has 12 electric sites. Cholla Campground area has 41 electric sites (30 amp). Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring.
This park has swimming, but no beaches. No lifeguard on duty. Swimming is at your own risk.
Alamo lake has large mouth bass, crappie, red eared sun fish, channel cat fish, Tilapia, and blue gill.

A valid Arizona fishing license is required for anglers fourteen and older. Licensing information is available online at Arizona Game & Fish, or purchase a fishing license at a local dealer.

Group Ramadas are located in camp areas A and E.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
April 22 Love Alamo Lake by Diane Dempsey
Alamo is a very family friendly place. The staff is very nice and we have enjoyed all of our visits over the past 20 year. Thank you
July 3 most beautiful desert in existence by Jay Combs
I love the area. I went to school at browns crossing in 1956-57 while living at Black diamond mine. I think the bus at the north end of the lake is the one I lived in. I have pictures and am interested in history. Can you help me? Thank you!
February 22 Our First Camping Trip by AZ Cowgirl
We took our maiden camping trip to Alamo. What a beautiful park. Tons of wildflowers, great hiking...loved it!


The park is located 38 miles north of Wenden and US 60.


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