ALAMO LAKE STATE PARK
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.
Although there is a variety of wildlife around the park, wild burros, coyote, eagles, pelicans, and Great Blue Herons are the most common.
Located in western Arizona, the park was established in 1958 following the construction of Alamo Dam. The dam's purpose was flood control and water conservation for agricultural use.
The lake formed by this dam became a popular spot for fishing due to its abundant fish population. Over time, recreational activities expanded to include camping, boating and wildlife viewing.
In 1981, it officially opened as a state-operated public recreation area offering facilities like campgrounds and boat ramps. Today it is known not only for outdoor pursuits but also stargazing opportunities.
Arizona offers a non-commercial standard pass for weekday use at all parks, including weekends at most parks and the non-commercial premium pass which includes weekend and holiday access to the parks. Boyce Thompson Arboretum is not included in either annual park pass. You can find additional Arizona Annual State Park Pass informataion and order online by visiting the ARIZONA ANNUAL STATE PARK PASS
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.
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.
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.