Alamo Lake State Park is one of the best places to fish for bass in Arizona. The crystal clear lake is surrounded by mountainous terrain speckled with brush, wildflowers and cacti making for a visually pleasing experience. The park has good wildlife viewing opportunities, and you may spot a bald or golden eagle. Nestled in the Bill Williams River Valley away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Alamo Lake State Park offers outdoor fun, premier bass fishing, rest and relaxation. For nature lovers, spring rains bring an abundance of wild flowers and the lake environment attracts a variety of wildlife year round, including waterfowl, foxes, coyotes, mule deer and wild burros. Stargazers are sure to enjoy the amazing views of the night sky, with the nearest city lights some 40 miles away.
Campground A has 21 sites available while Campground B has 42 sites with mixed amenities. Sites 1-27 (electric/water) are $22 per night. Sites 28-42 (dry camp) are available for $15 per night.
Dry camping is located in Campgrounds D & E for $15 a night per vehicle. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. There are vault and chemical toilets located throughout the campgrounds.
Hiking and Biking
Hikers and cyclists are encouraged to explore the park. Other Arizona state parks however offer a more extensive hiking trail experience.
Alamo lake has largemouth bass, crappie, red eared sun fish, channel catfish, tilapia, and blue gill lurking in it's depths, although the lake is considered throughout the country as a premier bass and crappie fishery. Seasonally anglers can expect red hot fishing conditions, typically February through July.
A valid Arizona fishing license is required for anglers 10 years and older. Licensing information is available online at Arizona Game & Fish, or purchase a fishing license from the Alamo Lake park store, or another local dealer.
This park has swimming opportunities, but no beaches. No lifeguard on duty. Swimming is at your own risk.
There are two paved boat ramps in the park. One is located in the Cholla campground and the other is located in the main campground.
Non-motorized boats may launch at either boat ramp.
The sonoran desert is alive with wildlife viewing opportunities. Although there is a variety of wildlife around the park, wild burros, coyote, eagles, pelicans, and Great Blue Herons are the most common. Birders enjoy the seasonally supplemented migratory bird species that visit the park each winter before the birds begin their northern journey when the desert temps begin to climb.