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Dead Horse Ranch State Park

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675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd, Cottonwood, AZ 86326-3711
+1 520-634-5283
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Stayed 1 night

Close to town, stayed on the hill. New hookups, new restrooms. Very well maintained. Site 50... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, United States
via mobile
Nice park, worth a visit…

We’d visited here on previous occasions, this time we stopped off on route from Sedona back to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Henry T
Reading, United Kingdom
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A scenic park that belies its ominous name and is best known for bird watching, camping, canoeing, hiking and horseback riding. Dead Horse Ranch State Park is located adjacent to and across the Verde River from the community of Cottonwood. It is centrally located near several major population centers such as Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Prescott. When using Dead Horse Ranch as a base, one has a variety of attractions to visit, including: Jerome State Historic Park, Fort Verde State Historic Park, Red Rock State Park, Slide Rock State Park, Tuzigoot National Monument, Montezuma Castle and Well National Monuments, Oak Creek Canyon, Prescott National Forest, Coconino National Forest, and the popular towns of Sedona and Jerome.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hiking trails” (20 reviews)
“verde river” (60 reviews)
“trout” (10 reviews)
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675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd, Cottonwood, AZ 86326-3711
+1 520-634-5283
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Close to town, stayed on the hill. New hookups, new restrooms. Very well maintained. Site 50, level back in. Was raining so I did not do any trails with Jax the dog due to the sandy mud. Thanks

Thank bgdiver1963
Reviewed 1 week ago

We’d visited here on previous occasions, this time we stopped off on route from Sedona back to the airport at Phoenix on our last day of the holiday and it made a good relaxing stop over. There’s usually an entry fee but on this weekend...More

Thank Henry T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in a rv site tent camping. Site had fire ring water and electric and a picnic table. There was modern restrooms with showers that were amazing for a campground. Friwndly staff and still close to amenties of city close by. Its a great value...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We frequent Dead Horse. Our dog loves to swim in the river, it is a gorgeous walk along the river. There are also ponds that you can fish or put in a kayak [small ones]. You can rent horses to ride, on some days, and...More

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many paths to get a good walk in around the small lakes, which must be stocked for fishing as there were many people fishing. Looked like a lot of families able to enjoy the fishing and other amenities. We walked for about 3...More

Thank CharmedMpls
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place take the kids just too feed ducks or even let them fish and have rented cabins there to it's awesome staff is so cool and all about respect!!

Thank Rochelle M
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Very Beautiful place. Very polite staff. Answers all and any questions you have, really clean and nice park

Thank dlvep1
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We were there to visit our parents that were camping in the park. The grounds were clean & very well kept. There was a $7. entry fee into the park daily. Nice walks around the park & the fish ponds. The shower houses were clean...More

Thank Kim V
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Great park, with alot of different areas/terrain to explore. My last visit, we explored parts of a creek flowing through the park, couple lakes, and lots of trails. Even saw a pair of bald eagles perched on top of a distant tree.

Thank Jon V
Reviewed 5 January 2018

This is THE largest, most well tended, most verdant and useable community public park in Arizona. The Verde River is visually accessible from several spots in the park, in addition to the "duck lagoons" that are home to thousands of migrating water fowl. There are...More

Thank Elise Y
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11 February 2018|
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Response from MustangCarla | Reviewed this property |
I have never camped there but the rangers might be able to help.
29 June 2017|
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Response from Mandi L | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can but would call to be sure! Awesome place to picnic too. Don't forget the exit gift shop. Cute stuff!
26 June 2017|
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Response from Lorelei D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are plenty of places where your kids can play in the water because the Verde River goes through Dead Horse Park and Cottonwood in general...