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Alamo Lake State Park (Wenden, AZ)

 

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We left River Island State Park on Friday, April 5th and traveled to Alamo Lake State Park near Wenden, AZ. We stayed three nights.

As the crow flies, Alamo Lake is not far from River Island. However, there are mountains and rough terrain in between the two parks. So it ended up to be about a 100-mile trip.

Alamo Lake is a huge natural catch basin that was made into a lake when the Army Corps of Engineers built a dam to create the lake in 1968. There are three fishing ramps into the lake, each at a different elevation. This is necessary because lake levels can vary dramatically — up to 11 feet in just overnight.

Wild burros inhabit the area. Both Jan and I spotted a burro near our campsite. We heard them braying at night. They are loud.

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We had to use our HughesNET Gen 5 satellite Internet dish again as there was no AT&T or Verizon coverage. However, we did have full hookups.

Here are some photos from our stay . . .

Jan’s Painting Table

 

They’re Everywhere

 

Corps of Engineers Dam

 

 

Jan’s Alamo Lake Watercolor

 

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  1. Mary Hughes #

    How excellent.. the location, flowery desert, Jan’s watercolor.. the surroundings are beautiful! Mary

    On Wed, Apr 10, 2019 at 11:02 PM rvSeniorMoments wrote:

    > Tom (rvSeniorMoments) posted: ” We left River Island State Park on > Friday, April 5th and traveled to Alamo Lake State Park near Wenden, AZ. We > stayed three nights. As the crow flies, Alamo Lake is not far from River > Island. However, there are mountains and rough ter” >

    April 11, 2019

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