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Alamo Lake

Lake Alamo

Alamo Lake, located within the Alamo Lake State Park is one of Arizona's Largemouth Bass fishing hot spots. Anglers in the know will tell you it is one of Arizona's best kept secrets. Fishing tournaments are common at the lake which yields plenty of bass, black crappie and channel catfish. Remotely located about 37 miles north of Wenden, Arizona which is about 55 miles from Wickenburg, Arizona.

The lake is created by the Alamo Dam and is located on the Bill Williams River where the Big Sandy and Santa Maria Rivers come together. Alamo Lake is now the fifth largest lake in Arizona, but since the dam was built for flood control, the lake's surface area can vary depending upon levels of rainfall in the mountains surrounding the park.

Alamo Lake State Park

Honestly, the park itself is not that interesting and rather desolate. It can get quite hot during the summer months but during the spring rains it can be a nice sight for nature lovers with an abundance of colorful wild flowers and and cactus blooms including the stately Saguaro. The lake waters attracts a variety of Arizona wildlife including wild burros, fox, mule deer and birds including bald and golden eagles.

Camping and Amenties

There are about 80 campgrounds within the park and surrounding the lake of which some are fully developed with full hookups, dump stations, restrooms, showers, electricity and fish cleaning stations. There are two multi-lane boat launching ramps and the park sells fishing licenses, bait, ice and firewood. There are no restaurant facilities but are available 37 miles south of the lake in Wenden. The park and lake are open all year long.

Getting To Alamo Lake

From Phoenix. Take I 60 (Grand Avenue) to Wickenburg which is about 55 mile northwest of Phoenix. From Wickenburg continue west on I 60 to Wenden. From Wenden, take the Alamo Road turnoff north about 37 miles to Alamo Lake.

More Information

Alamo Lake State Park
P.O. Box 38
Wenden, Arizona 85357
(928) 669-2088


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