Alamo Lake, Arizona Campgrounds

Alamo Lake, Arizona Campgrounds
Alamo Lake is in a remote area in the desert of western Arizona. It is on a dirt road, 25 miles to the nearest paved road and more than 50 miles to the nearest town, which is Lake Havasu City. It's remoteness is the main draw, as well as the lake itself, which is known to have a lot of fish. There is plenty of wildlife to see as well, including bald eagles.

Alamo Lake State Park

Alamo Lake State Park is centered around Alamo Lake, a 4,900 acre reservoir built in the late 1960's by the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control. The park has five campgrounds, ranging from primitive camping to RV sites with full hookups. There are also two groups of camping areas. You may see wild burros, eagles, coyotes and many other animals.

The campground has 19 full hookup sites for RV camping. In another camping area there are 27 sites with electrical hookups. The main campground has 41 sites with electricity. There are also primitive campsite areas, which are large and have trees and shrubs separating them. Picnic tables and fire rings come with the sites.

Fishing is a major attraction, with largemouth bass, crappie, blue gill and catfish being caught regularly. Swimming is allowed in the lake but there is no beach and no lifeguards.

Alamo Lake State Park

P.O. Box 38

Wenden, Arizona 85357

Phone: 928-669-2088

Desert Palms Golf and RV Resort

The Desert Palms Golf and RV Resort is in nearby Salome, and its main attraction is a golf course next door. The park has a nine-hole golf course with palm trees spread around, and there is grass, which is striking against the barren desert. You can even get a RV site on one of the fairways.

Desert Palms has 200 sites, many of which are pull-through sites. The sites have full hookups with 30 or 50-amp service. There is a bathroom and showers are available. Wi-Fi service is free. Tents are not allowed.

In addition to the golf, there are ATV trails available, with miles of off road access in the area desert. Darts, pool tables, bocce courts, horseshoe pits and a pool are among the recreational opportunities.

Desert Palms

Golf and RV Resort

PO Box 1607,

Salome, AZ 85348


Desert Gem RV Park

The Desert Gem RV Park is another park in Salome, and this one is smaller and in the desert. A lot of visitors bring their four-wheelers and ATV's and explore the many trails through the desert. These trails are long and in remote areas, not recommended for hiking necessarily, but good for off-the-road adventure.

The Desert Gem has 60 RV sites with full hookups. There are restrooms, showers and laundry facilities. A few shade trees are spread around the campgrounds, and there are privacy fences around some of the lots. Most sites are pull through sites and can handle big rigs.

Activities are planned throughout the year, and some are seasonal, such as Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. The recreation room has card games.

Daily, weekly and seasonal rates are available.

Desert Gem RV Park

PO. Box 87

Salome, AZ. 85348


Article Written By James Jordan

James Jordan has been a writer and photographer since 1980. He has worked for newspapers in Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina and Kansas, winning state press association awards for writing, photography and page design. In 1995 he received his master's in Christian education and completed two years of Ancient Greek at the graduate level. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism.

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