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Alamo Lake State Park

One of Arizona's Best kept Secrets
Alamo Lake State Park Fishing

Alamo Lake State Park Fishing

Alamo Lake State Park is one of Arizona’s best kept secrets, and it’s well worth a trip when you need to get away from it all. Alamo Lake State Park is truly gorgeous. It has a crystal clear lake, views of the mountains, and desert cactus.

The lake offers recreational activities for water lovers, but you should check with the park before you pack up your gear. Climate change in recent years has caused water shortages off and on, causing some restrictions. The priority of the park authorities is to preserve it for future generations to enjoy first and foremost.

Alamo Lake State Park is the place to go if you want a remote place for desert beauty and peace and quiet. You can not only enjoy the park’s fishing, stargazing and wildlife sightings, but also use it as a good jumping-off point for other nearby wilderness areas.

Alamo Lake State Park: Top 3 Reasons You Should Visit

1 | Just You and the Star-Filled Sky

Alamo Lake State Park AstronomyProbably the best thing about Alamo Lake State Park is that it’s so far away from civilization. Actually, it’s only 38 miles from the nearest town (Wenden, AZ), but it’s remote. There’s no paved road to get you there and once there, you’ll know what real solitude is.

The remote location makes Alamo Lake State Park great for camping and it’s one of the best stargazing spots in all of Arizona, where it’s often said that the sky is bigger than the earth. The big city lights of Wenden are far enough away that they won’t obstruct your view. There are stargazing events held through the year like the Star Party Astronomy Event, where astronomers bring their pro stargazing gear for real glimpses of the cosmos.

2 | Where Eagles Fly

Since it’s so remote, Alamo Lake State Park is home to some of the desert’s most precious wildlife. In fact, it’s one of the few places in the United States today where you’re likely to catch a glimpse of an eagle. The park is home to bald eagles and golden eagles. These rare birds are regularly spotted here at certain times of year.

The area is also full of other wild critters as well. Wildlife sittings commonly include foxes, coyotes, mule deer and wild burros. The spring rains give the area just enough moisture to make it home for a colorful array of desert wildflowers, which contrast beautifully with the stark desert terrain.

3 | Gone Fishin’

Alamo Lake State Park is one of Arizona’s best spots for desert fishing. The flood control and recreation reservoir is stocked full of fish. It’s especially known for its bass fishing (especially largemouth bass), but you’ll also find crappie, sunfish, channel catfish, flathead catfish, tilapia bluegill and more. Fishing tournaments are held here.

Alamo State Park Facilities

Alamo State Park features many facilities for your camping, fishing and recreation needs.

  • Visitor Center Park Store
  • Restrooms
  • Exhibits
  • Group: Day Use Areas
  • Group: Camping Sites
  • Camping Sites
  • Long Term Camping (LTC)
  • RV Sites
  • Dump Station
  • Showers
  • Picnic Areas Shelters
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Boat Ramp
  • Non-Motorized Watercraft
  • Wildlife Viewing

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