Alamo Lake

ARIZONA


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1,099.14 FEET
1/17/2019
Full Pool: 1,129.0
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Havasu soaked: Flood advisory issued during Tuesday's rains for southern Mohave County

Havasu News

Date: 1/15/2019 11:09:00 PM

Alamo Lake, Desert Hills, Cattail Cove State Park, Hualapai Mountain Park and other locations throughout Mohave County. The National Weather Service advised that flooded roads should be avoided, as mo

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Want a boat dock on Lake Lanier? Live at Bay Pointe!

Patsy Mercer

Date: 1/8/2019

Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be

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Funds released for proposed Bouse State Park

Parker Pioneer

Date: 1/3/2019 10:14:00 AM

The new state park in Bouse would be the second park in the county after Alamo Lake State Park to tie into the Peace Trail. It would also be the fourth state park in the county, along with Alamo Lake

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Delays, cost hikes prompt review of Arizona parks projects

Havasu News

Date: 12/17/2018 12:25:00 AM

Smaller projects at Alamo Lake and Lake Havasu state parks are progressing as planned, the report said. Legislators plan to review parks projects Tuesday

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Bald eagle breeding season kicks off, leads to restrictions

White Mountain Independent

Date: 12/14/2018 4:20:00 AM

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established a 2000-foot above ground level (AGL) advisory along the Salt and Verde river drainages and lakes such as Lake Pleasant, Roosevelt Lake and Ala

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• River: Bill Williams River
• Surface Area: 17,000 Acres
• Maximum Depth: 80 feet
Alamo Lake is formed by the Alamo Dam that's part of the Alamo Lake State Park. The lake impounds runoff from the Bill Williams River, an intermittent tributary of the Colorado River. The dam was constructed in 1968 by the Army Corps of Engineers, primarily for flood control purposes. While the Bill Williams River is often dry, heavy seasonal rains maintain the lake's depth. Fluctuating water levels are common in the reservoir and increases of water level up to 7 vertical feet in twenty-four hours is possible. During extreme flood events the reservoir can fill rapidly; the lake has been recorded to rise 11 feet (3.4 m) in a single night due to extreme flooding.

Alamo Lake is located within the Alamo Lake State Park which offers lake-goers ample recreational opportunities. The Alamo Lake Visitor Center is open from 8 am – 4:30 pm daily. Inside the visitor center is the Park Store which carries fishing and camping items like fishing licenses, boating supplies, and firewood, along with other items.

The park also offers camping sites for Rv's, tents, and long term camping. There are also two Ramadas available for rent to group campers. Each Ramada provides a group grill and facilities. Tent camping sites offer picnic areas and fire pits. For RV camping, there are 19 full hook-up sites with 50 amp electric, water and sewer located in the Main Campground. Additional sites have 30/50 amp electric and water at each site. Campgound B has 27 electric sites. The Ramada Area has 12 electric sites. Cholla Campground area has 41 electric sites (30 amp). All RV sites have a picnic table and a fire ring. Showers, restrooms, and picnic tables are available at the camp sites.

Swimming, boating, and fishing are also enjoyed at the lake. The park offers two paved boat ramps. There are no beaches at the lake, but swimming is a major lake activity. Fishing can be enjoyed from a boat or the shore. Some say that Alamo lake offers the best bass fishing in Arizona.

Nature enthusiasts will find that the lake and park provide great scenic and wildlife views. The most common animal spotted in the park include wild burros, coyote, eagles, pelicans, and great blue herons.

Unusually high flows during the 1970s and 1980s increased the depth and size of the reservoir to unexpected levels, giving birth to recreational and fishing possibilities. Since then, the lake has been stocked with numerous fish species, including largemouth bass, crappie, sunfish, channel catfish, flathead catfish and tilapia. The lake is host to fishing tournaments and has been the location of at least one Arizona state fishing record.

The lake is known for it's bass fishing and has even been called the best place to fish for bass in Arizona. Fishing can be done from boat or the shore. There are 2 paved boat ramps located within the Alamo Lake State Park.

Info courtesy of Arizona Game and Fish Department and Arizona State Parks

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