Arizona is home to the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon, crazy desert wildlife, and very hot summers.
#1 Alamo Lake State Park is tucked away in the Bill Williams River Valley.
You’ll find it where the Big Sandy River and the Santa Maria Rivers meet.
#2 It was created as a result of the Alamo damn in 1968.
The purpose of the earthen damn, created by the Army Corps of Engineers, was to control flood waters.
#3 The lake basin does a great job of containing an incredible amount of potentially damaging waters during flood events.
One record night, the water level in the lake rose an astounding eleven vertical feet.
#4 Water flow was above average in the 1970’s and 1980’s, which has led to an increasingly bigger lake!
As a result, it’s one of Arizona’s best fishing holes.
#5 Fishing tournaments happen often here!
Anglers come here knowing they have a great shot at catching channel catfish, black crappie, bluegill, and largemouth bass.
#6 Fish aside, Lake Alamo State Park is a great place to see wildlife.
There’s sure to be mule deer, coyotes, foxes, wild burros, waterfowl, and maybe even a bald or golden eagle!
#7 The lake environment showcases a lot of plants as well.
Against a background of mountainous terrain in the opposite direction of the lake, you’ll see plenty of brush, cacti, and beautiful wildflowers, especially after the nourishing spring rains.
#8 Alamo Lake State Park is also a great place for stargazing!
The area is an awesome forty miles from the bright lights of city. Each year, they gather up professional and amateur astronomers alike and they hold a star party to observe the night sky and learn about space.
#9 And if stargazing interests you…
You’ll be excited to hear that overnight camping is an option!
#10 No matter your interests, Alamo Lake State Park is a great place to escape for some rest and relaxation.
If we’re careful to protect and conserve these beautiful areas of nature, they will continue to be available for us and others to enjoy!