Masks are required when visiting our ranger stations, restrooms, stores, or historic buildings. Please also wear a mask while recreating outside if social distancing cannot be maintained. Alamo Lake may be experiencing a blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom. We do not recommend swimming, kayaking, or allowing pets in the lake at this time. This bloom does NOT affect the drinking water in the park. Day-use visitors will be limited. Camping loops C, D and E are closed. Nearest fuel and propane is in Salome; campers are encouraged to bring own fuel. Fire ban now in effect.
Thanks for stopping by to check out the available facilities at this desert oasis! Alamo Lake State Park is a place where you can get away and experience the Sonoran desert in a number of ways. The desert is full of surprises and Alamo Lake is a great place to stay while discovering the wonder around you.
Facilities Available At Alamo Lake State Park
Visitor Center/Park Store
The Alamo Lake Park Store carries fishing and camping items like bait, lures, fishing licenses, boating supplies (boating flags, life jackets, boat cushions, ropes, anchors, battery clamps, etc.), and firewood. We also have great park-specific Alamo Lake shirts, hats, patches, walking sticks, pins, books, and a wide variety of other collectable souvenir items.
We're there for you if you need a little something extra during your stay. Food items for sale include ice cream, soda, water, milk, eggs, canned vegetables, candy bars, condiments, hot dogs & buns, marshmallows & graham crackers, personal hygiene items, and more.
Campground and RV Sites
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.
There are 19 full hook-up sites with 50 amp electric, water and sewer located in the Main Campground. Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring. There is no limit to maximum RV length at these sites.
Additional sites have 30/50 amp electric and water at each site. Campground B has 27 electric sites. The Ramada Area has 12 electric sites. Cholla Campground area has 41 electric sites (30 amp). Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring.
Four air-conditioned camping cabins are available for rental right in the park. The cabins are situated with a commanding view of the surrounging area, have a covered porch,and can sleep up to four people, with a maximum capacity of six people. A picnic table, fire ring, and charcoal grill are available with each cabin as well. Clean restrooms and showers are located within close proximity to the cabins.
Click below to learn more about these cozy desert cabins and to book your trip!
Group Ramadas are located in camp areas A and E and provide gorgeous, expansive desert views from a vantage in the shade. These are great spots for weddings, parties, and other group gatherings. Each of the of the group areas comes with ramadas, tables, BBQ grill, and close access to vault toilets. For reservation, call the park at (928) 669–2088.
We have two group ramadas for day use. One south of Campground A and one in Campground E. The site in the group campground can be used for extremely large groups; contact the park for details.
There are two dump stations at the park. One is located at the Cholla campground, and the other is located in the main campground.
Regularly serviced restrooms are located in each campground, at the Visitor Center, and at each boat ramp. All restrooms are handicap accessible. Clean showers are conveniently located in camp areas A, C, and in the main campground.
The park now has Dumpsters for trash removal. Dumpsters are located at Cholla Campground C restroom and Campground B restroom.
Activities and Experiences
Hiking and Biking
Hikers and cyclists are encouraged to explore the park. Although there are several trails within this Sonoran desert park, other Arizona state parks offer a more extensive hiking trail experience. At Alamo, there are trails that follow the shoreline and then branch off into the desert backcountry. These trail experiences will reward hikers with great views and possible encounters with area wildlife.
On The Water
Alamo lake has largemouth bass, crappie, redear sun fish, channel catfish, tilapia, and bluegill available to anglers, 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.
Interpretive exhibits are located inside the park office and showcase interesting finds from this diverse state park. There is an aquarium in the office as well that holds some local (and exotic) species.
Help protect the park. Please be aware of the following park rules:
- Camping is only permitted in designated sites. Maximum length of stay is 15 days.
- Checkout time is Noon. Check-in time is 2 p.m.
- Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
- Fires are only allowed at campsites in designated fire rings.
- Littering is unlawful. Trash should be packed out and disposed of properly.
- All dogs must be kept on leashes. Please pick up after your pet.
- Drive only on designated roads.
- OHVs must be licensed and street legal.
- Limit of two vehicles per site.
- Park fees are per vehicle, unless in-tow
- Leave something in your site to demonstrate occupancy at all times or site may be forfeited.
- No saving sites for people who are not in the park. First come, first served. Violators are subject to eviction.
- Vehicles arriving prior to 6 a.m. (Arizona Time) must pay for previous night.
- Fees subject to change.