Alamo Lake State Park
Christine S.
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2020

Great place to get away

We love camping here. Well maintained and bit of a drive off the main highway but that is good in my book because of less people. There is dispersed camping somewhat near here for all the peeps that use ATV's on the abundance of trails. There are slot canyons to those that are adventurous. Wild burros make their presence known at night as well. The Alamo dam was built in 1968 by the Army Corps of Engineers. This created the present man made lake. There is actually a ghost down at the bottom of the lake. Before it’s construction, along the Bill Williams river, the town of Alamo Crossing was there. The town was established in the 1890s, abandoned in 1918 and sat in ruin for 50 years. So to this day one could scuba dive down to the bottom of the lake, which has a max depth of 80ft, and explore a flooded town on the bottom.

  • View of Alamo Lake from our campsite with the wildflowers blooming
  • Slot canyon we found
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  • On an ATV trail by the lake
  • Thunderstorm rolling in.
  • Crossing the north part of the lake
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  • Wild Burro
  • Large saguaro cactus
  • Abandoned bus on the north side of the lake
  • Wild burros and javalina roam around
Month of VisitMay