What to do in Alamo Lake State Park

The drive to the lake offers beautiful rugged mountain views and a desert floor sprinkled with saguaros. An oasis for anglers and nature lovers, Alamo Lake State Park offers classic Sonoran Desert scenery and the promise of uncrowded views. Principally a flood control reservoir, the park is located on the Bill Williams River about 30 miles before it enters the Colorado River. Although its water level fluctuates sharply, the lake teems with largemouth bass and catfish. The lake is known as one of the best bass fishing lakes in the state. Alamo Lake sits against a backdrop of the picturesque Rawhide and Buckskin mountains. Wildlife includes, quail, deer, coyote, bald eagles, and the area's trademark wild burros

Facilities at the park include campgrounds with 250 campsites, a boat launch, picnic tables, grills, restrooms, showers, group use areas, a fish cleaning station, a camp store and a playground.

Alamo Lake State Park has an abundance of outdoor activities including wildlife watching for a diverse variety of creatures, scenic hiking, picnicking, fishing and boating. The lake marina rents boats and the lake has a public boat ramp.

Alamo Lake State Park is located in west-central Arizona. It can be reached by traveling 38 miles north from Wenden and U.S. Highway 60.

The climate of Arizona varies greatly with elevation. The low elevations experience a desert climate. During the summer months, expect very hot temperatures with afternoon thunderstorms possible especially in July and August. Daytime high temperatures can exceed 115 degrees. Winter brings moderate temperatures to the low elevations, with warm days and cool to cold nights. Winter is a good time to experience these normally snow free areas. Fall and spring are transitional periods and can also be nice times to visit these desert regions. Be prepared for cool temperatures at higher elevations and dress in layers for your travels in this state of varying climates.

P.O. Box 38
Wenden, AZ 85357

Phone: 520-669-2088

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