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Elevation 1,300 feet   Fees

Contact the Park:
(928) 669-2088
Alamo Lake SP
P.O. Box 38
Wenden, AZ 85357
37 mi. N of Wenden

Facilities

Visitor Center Restrooms Gift Shop Exhibits Group: Day Use Areas Group: Camping Sites Camping Electric RV Sites Non Electric RV Sites Dump Station Showers Picnic Areas/Shelters Biking Fishing Swimming Boat Ramp Non-Motorized Watercraft Wildlife Viewing

Nearest Services: 9 miles

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511 Speed Code

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Park's Speed Code: 4201#

Fees

Park Entrance Fees:
Per Vehicle (1-4 Adults): $7.00
Individual/Bicycle: $3.00

Camping Fees:
Non-Electric site: $15-$25
Electric site: $22-$25

Fee Schedule

Annual Events

Nov. 15, 2014: 8th Annual Night Under The Stars

Above: Video from 2010 event.

Night Under the StarsObserve the wonders of the night sky through astronomers’ telescopes at a dark sky park!

Alamo Lake State Park is one of Arizona’s best kept secrets. The stark desert beauty is reflected off the water where cacti dot the mountainous landscape that surround the lake. Nestled in the Bill Williams River Valley, the park offers outdoor fun, premier bass fishing, rest and relaxation. On November 15, 2014 we will be holding our 8th Annual Night Under the Stars Star Party. Reserve campsites online.

At the event, please note that no flash photos are allowed after dark to protect everyone's night vision. Please bring a red flashlight or for a small donation mini-red LED flashlights will be available at the event.

Afternoon Program, Noon - 3 pm
Solar Viewing, Mercury & Venus Viewing, Night Sky Network Information Tent

Evening Program, 5:15 pm
Observational Astronomy Slide Presentation with JD Maddy, President, Astronomers of Verde Valley

Star Viewing, 6 - 10 pm
View the skies through telescopes!

What to Bring
Water, snacks, red light, sweater or jacket, enthusiasm to enjoy and conserve our beautiful night skies!

Entrance Fees
$7 per vehicle (up to four adults) for the night of viewing, instruction and family fun. Camping is available at the park (additional fee). Reserve campsites online.

Event supported by Astronomers of Verde Valley (AstroVerde.org External Link). Alamo Lake SP is a proud member of the Global Star Park Network (see info below). Open invitation to Arizonan astronomy clubs: Help us continue to grow this annual event. Free, primitive camping sites are offered to participating astronomy clubs and individuals who bring a telescope to the Star Party. To register as a participating astronomer please email or call JD at jd(at)astroverde.org or call (602) 672-2032.

 

Attilla Danko has created a Clear Sky Chart for the park which is an astronomer's forecast. At a glance, it shows when it will be cloudy or clear for up to the next two days. It's a prediction of when Alamo Lake State Park will have good weather for astronomical observing. Learn More about the Clear Sky Chart External Link

Alamo Lake Added to Global Star Park Network!

Star AwardOn March 3, 2011, Alamo Lake State Park (with the Astronomers of Verde Valley) & Kartchner Caverns State Park (with the Huachuca Astronomy Club) were the first state parks in the United States to be granted the "One Star at a Time" award and became a member of the Global Star Park Network. This award acknowledges the public stargazing events held at both parks in an effort to increase awareness of astronomy and preserving dark skies for future generations. The awards were presented by the StarLight Initiative, the One Star at a Time organization and Astronomers Without Borders. The Global Star Park Network aims to protect night environments, educate the public, and improve human habitat.


See 2010 Night Under the Stars Photo Gallery (Photo Gallery)

See 2009 Night Under the Stars Photo Gallery (Photo Gallery)
See 2008 Night Under the Stars Photo Gallery (Photo Gallery)

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