Alamo Lake Facts

Alamo Lake Facts
Visit the Alamo Lake State Park in western Arizona with its man-made lake and reservoir, low desert vegetation and a riparian area between land and river. Enjoy the solitude of being more than 30 miles from a city while remaining close to marked trails and park rangers.
 

History

Opened in November 1969, Alamo Lake State Park originated as a plan to dam the Bill Williams River from flooding into the Lower Colorado River.

 
 

Reservoir Use

Go fishing or boating on Alamo Lake. Use the park's boat launch ramp and the privately owned general store for supplies and bait.

Stargazing

Attend the annual Night Under The Stars astronomy event at Alamo Lake, which is located 38 miles north of Wenden.

Camping and RV

Pay campground and vehicle fees for overnight stays. Use handicap accessible showers and restroom facilities.

Wildlife

Watch for bald eagles and American peregrine falcons in the sky, and mule deer or wild burros ranging the wetlands.

Considerations

Camp in designated areas and start campfires only in park fire rings. Pack out all trash and keep dogs on leashes.

 

Article Written By Matt Becht

Matt Becht is a freelance filmmaker from Cleveland, Ohio. Becht’s college curriculum included courses in English composition, creative writing, and scriptwriting. He began writing professionally in 2009, and has been published in eHow, Trails.com, Travels.com and Golflink.com. Becht holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University.