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Alamo Lake State Park
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P.O. Box 38
Wenden, Arizona 85357
(928) 669-2088
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Buckskin Mountain State Park
The park is located 38 miles north of Wenden and US 60. See a directional map.

Park Hours
Open 365 per year.

Park Facilities
  • Campgrounds with hook-ups to water and electricity
  • Developed and Undeveloped Campgrounds
  • Campgrounds with restrooms and showers
  • Dump station, fish cleaning stations and two multi-lane launch ramps
  • Ranger station sells fishing licenses, bait, firewood, and ice.
1,300 feet
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The Park

Alamo Lake State Park is one of Arizona's best kept secrets. The stark desert beauty is reflected off the water. Cacti dot the mountainous landscape that surround the lake. 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 bald and golden eagles, waterfowl, foxes, coyotes, mule deer and wild burros. Stargazers are sure to enjoy the unbelievable view of the night sky with the nearest city lights some forty miles away!

Alamo Lake, located on the Bill Williams River where the Big Sandy River and Santa Maria River come together, was created with the completion of Alamo Dam in 1968. The Army Corps of Engineers designed the earthen dam primarily for flood control. During flood events, the lake basin is capable of "capturing" large amounts of water in a relatively short time. The lake has been recorded rising 11 vertical feet in one night! Unusually high flows during the late 1970's and through the 1980's have increased the average size of the lake, helping to create one of Arizona's best fishing holes.

Fishing tournaments are common at the lake and anglers have an excellent opportunity to catch bluegill, largemouth bass, channel catfish, and black crappie. Remember, the desert can be harsh and dangerous, but it is also very fragile. Help us protect it, and yourself, by camping in the designated camp areas and keeping vehicles on maintained roadways.

Park Rules

  • Camping is only permitted in designated sites.
  • Littering is unlawful.
  • Keep pets on a leash.
  • All fires must be contained in provided fire rings.
  • Obey hunting and fishing laws.
  • Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Drive only on designated roads.
  • OHV's must be licensed and street legal.

Stay limit is 15 days. Visitor Center hours vary.

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