Alamo Lake State Park RV & Campground Guide
Established in 1969, Alamo Lake State Park is a large park that includes Alamo Lake, which the state created through flooding. This Western Arizona park is right off U.S. Route 39 and U.S. Route 60 and close to Wenden, Arizona. Popular activities include stargazing and nature watching, especially bald eagle viewing. Though the reservoir level can vary based on weather conditions, it is stocked regularly with fish that include channel catfish and largemouth bass. Alamo Lake State Park is open every day of the year.
Spring 44 - 91F
Summer 69 - 104F
Fall 42 - 97F
Winter 35 - 68F
Las Vegas, Nevada
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Alamo Lake State Park
RVing is a good way to see the world and especially to explore state parks across Arizona and neighboring states. With RV rentals from RVshare, you can arrange to pick up a campervan, motorhome or pop-up camper from nearby Wenden or have your rental delivered to the park. RV rentals are available in prices and sizes to meet your budget and needs.
Alamo Lake State Park has a campground with cabin rentals available. You can also choose RV sites at several other campgrounds in the park with rates between $15 and $22 a night. Pull-through and back-in sites are available at some campgrounds, and others offer full hookups or electrical and water hookups. As the campgrounds in this park fill up quickly during the busy season, you can take a look at some of the other nearby campgrounds.
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What to Do at
Alamo Lake State Park
Alamo Lake State Park has an on-site visitors center and camp store where you can get a fishing license before looking for bass and other fish. The store sells boating supplies for those who want to get on the water, including anchors, ropes and life vests. You'll also find jackets and other souvenirs with the park's logo on them and books on the region.
Inside Alamo Lake State Park
The store has a convenient location near the entrance to the park, which you can visit before you make your way to the other fun things to do in the park.
Available for rent by the day, ramada pavilions are close to the restrooms and include a barbecue grill and tables. These rentals are perfect for family reunions and other group events.
You can see dozens of wild animals in and around the park, including coyotes, pelicans and burros. During the winter, you can see birds migrating as the temperature changes.
The park office is home to exhibits that change each season and let you learn more about the local wildlife. Also located inside the office is an aquarium with exotic fish and some that are native to Alamo Lake.
With more than 3,500 acres, Alamo Lake offers plenty of fishing. Park rangers and other workers stock the lake with largemouth bass, crappie and other fish. You can pick up your fishing license on-site, too.
Junior Rangers program
Kids between the ages of 6 and 12 can become Junior Rangers when visiting this park. Those who complete the program receive a button that shows they're a ranger.
You can swim in all areas of the park, but the rangers recommend that you wear shoes to protect your feet. During the cooler months, you'll want to wear a wet suit.
Right off Lakeview Drive and close to the ranger station is the main boat ramp. A second boat ramp is close to the Cholla Campground, and the park opens a third boat ramp when the water level is high.
In addition to the 30-mile drive into the park, you'll find places you can explore inside the park, too. There are spots where you can pull off and take photos.
Outside Alamo Lake State Park
While you can spend your whole trip in Alamo Lake State Park, you'll find just as many things to do outside of the park. Alamo Lake is close to restaurants and other attractions.
Just 6 miles away from the park is the Wayside Inn. This small restaurant has a bar and grill setup and a menu that includes cold drinks and delicious ribs and burgers.
Regulars routinely stop by Crystal's Cafe for coffee in the morning and sandwiches and other light fare for lunch and dinner. The staff is welcoming and can help you learn about local attractions as you make your way to the park.
Don's Cactus Bar
Whether you're looking for authentic Mexican food or an icy-cold margarita, Don's Cactus Bar is the place to go. Though the burritos are a local favorite, the menu includes burgers and other American fare, too.
Located off the beaten path, The Wayside Oasis is a haven for the hungry in the middle of nowhere. Grilled cheese sandwiches, fries and burgers are some of the top options on the menu.
This old ghost town comes to life with new visitors every day. You can tour the old buildings that miners and ranchers once used and take a horseback ride.
Location: Wickenburg, Arizona
This 1920 observatory offers some of the best views of the night sky for stargazers. Accessing the observatory requires an ATV as the road is quite rough.
Location: Salome, Arizona
La Paz Centennial Park
Located in the heart of Salome, this park boasts hiking trails, a golf course and spots to camp. It also has special events and scheduled activities every week.
Location: Salome, Arizona
Alamo Lake Area OHV Trails
Get an inside look via the OHV trails that run around Alamo Lake. The main entrance to these trails is near the Wayside Inn, which also has gas for sale.
Location: Wenden, Arizona
How to Get to
Alamo Lake State Park
Alamo Lake State Park is close to U.S. Route 60 in Wenden, Arizona. No matter what direction you come from, you'll want to take U.S. 60 and look for the brown sign that indicates the park. You can follow this sign to reach the two-lane road that takes you to the park's entrance. This road will take you directly into the park. You should use caution as there are quite a few wild animals in the area.
Entering Alamo Lake State Park
The park is open 24 hours, year-round. Visitor center and park store open daily from 8:00 a - 5:00 p.
Alamo Lake State Park Per vehicle (1-4 Adults) : $7.0
Alamo Lake State Park Individual/bicycle : $3.0
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