Alamo Lake State Park RV & Campground Guide

Arizona

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.

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Weather
Spring 44 - 91F
Summer 69 - 104F
Fall 42 - 97F
Winter 35 - 68F
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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.

Morenga Palms RV Park

Located close to Alamo Lake State Park in Wenden, Morenga Palms RV Park hosts monthly potlucks and Saturday night campfires. You can also meet your neighbors with activities held daily, including group trail rides and a pool tournament. The RV park is close to golf courses and ATV trails. It also has a fenced dog park and a clubhouse with an on-site library.

• Water hookup: Yes
• Electrical hookup: Yes
• Sewer hookup: Yes
• Wi-Fi: No
• Pet-friendly: Yes
• Other amenities: Restrooms, showers, storage, game rooms, group trail rides

Salome KOA

Salome KOA is one of the top choices for families because it has amenities that include a miniature golf course and a swimming pool that is open year-round. You'll find both ATV and quad trails nearby and a dog park for your pets. During the winter months, there are major gem shows nearby. This KOA campground also has a clubhouse that you can rent for the day and a billiards game parlor.

• Water hookup: Yes
• Electrical hookup: Yes
• Sewer hookup: Yes
• Wi-Fi: Yes
• Pet-friendly: Yes
• Other amenities: Quad trails, hot tub, pool, miniature golf course

Desert Palms RV Resort

Desert Palms RV Resort offers scheduled indoor activities, including card games, bingo, exercise programs and painting. With the nine-hole golf course and putting green here, you can practice your swing before taking a horseback ride or hitting one of the hiking trails. This is one of the only RV parks in the area with an on-site remote-control racetrack that lets you compete against other guests.

• Water hookup: Yes
• Electrical hookup: Yes
• Sewer hookup: Yes
• Wi-Fi: Yes
• Pet-friendly: Yes
• Other amenities: Laundry facilities, showers, library, golf course

Ramblin' Roads RV Resort

Ramblin' Roads RV Resort has activities scheduled nearly every day, including quilting sessions, movie nights and monthly dinners. On Monday nights, you can head to the center of the park to enjoy a burger and listen to live music. The resort offers a dog park for your four-legged family members, an RV wash to get your camper clean, a fitness center and an 18-hole golf course, which has been voted one of the best in the area.

• Water hookup: Yes
• Electrical hookup: Yes
• Sewer hookup: Yes
• Wi-Fi: Yes
• Pet-friendly: Yes
• Other amenities: RV wash, dog park, tent campsites, rec halls, fitness center

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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.

Ramada rentals

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.

Wildlife viewing

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.


Exhibits

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.


Fishing

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.


Swimming

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.


Boating

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.


Scenic drives

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.

Restaurants

The Wayside Inn

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.

Location: Wenden

Crystal's Cafe

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.

Location: Wenden

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.

Location: Salome

The Wayside Oasis

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.

Location: Wenden

Sightseeing

Robinson's Ranch & Mining Camp

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

Harquahala Peak Smithsonian Observatory

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

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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.

Per vehicle (1-4 Adults) : $7

Individual/bicycle : $3

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