Alamo Lake State Park

Find one of the state’s top bass fishing destinations in a remote area along Arizona’s West Coast.

Alamo Lake is located 40 miles southeast of Lake Havasu City as the bird flies, but visitors access the remote area south of the lake off Highway 60. This clear lake surrounded by low-slung mountains is popular for high-speed mountain biking and OTV riding on dirt trails that lead into the sweeping desert landscape. Expect a full sensory experience in this remote area, where visitors can hear the wind howling, eagles screeching and coyotes yipping at night. Also be on the lookout for wild burros visiting the shoreline and herons gliding over the water.

Get on the Water

Two paved boat ramps at the lake’s main campground and adjacent Cholla campground give small, motorized boats and people-powered watercrafts access to the lake. Anglers set off on the expansive waterway to stalk trophy largemouth bass in secluded coves. The lake also supports healthy populations of bluegill, crappie, channel catfish and sun fish, making this remote lake a favorite for fishing expeditions with less competition from fellow anglers.

Remote Camping

It takes some effort to get to Alamo Lake, so most visitors plan an overnight at campgrounds along the lakeshore. With the nearest city lights some 40 miles away, enjoy dark night skies filled with stars. Choose from more than 100 campsites, a mix of dry tent sites and others large enough for RVs with electric and water hookups. Four camping cabins with air conditioning are within walking distance to restrooms and showers. An on-site store carries fishing and camping supplies and a few food items, most notably the marshmallows, graham crackers, chocolate bars and firewood needed to make s’mores. For campers craving human contact, Wayside Oasis just six miles east of the park draws a fun crowd with its sports bar vibe.

More Water Adventures

After visiting Alamo Lake, head back to Highway 60, then head west to get to the Colorado River. From the Parker Strip up to Bullhead City, Arizona’s West Coast is dotted with state parks and wildlife preserves every few miles along the river. River Island State Park and Cattail Cove State Park are incredibly scenic places to camp and spend a day playing on the water. Continue the journey up the coast all the way to Lake Mead for even more open-water thrills.

For More Information

Alamo Lake State Park
PO Box 38
Wenden, AZ 85357
(928) 669-2088

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