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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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Again excellent camping at Arizona State Park

We stayed here only for one night, but this is a nice State Park worth staying a couple of nights... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Josbob
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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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Delightful Nature Walks

We primarily visited this area for the national monuments and Jerome. We happened on Dead Horse... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jim L
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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hiking trails” (22 reviews)
“verde river” (64 reviews)
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675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd, Cottonwood, AZ 86326-3711
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+1 520-634-5283

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here only for one night, but this is a nice State Park worth staying a couple of nights. Nice spacious camping sites with water and electricity. Many trails e.g. to the natural Verde River with lots of cottonwood trees. Small disadvantage: no WiFi....More

Thank Josbob
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We primarily visited this area for the national monuments and Jerome. We happened on Dead Horse Ranch State Park and loved it. We were just hoping for a nice nature walk but got that and more. Nice views, nature, water. You can even go for...More

Thank Jim L
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Living here in Cottonwood, I buy a yearly pass to the AZ. State parks. Dead Horse has always been my favorite. 3large fishing ponds, that a canoe or small boat can enjoy. Plenty of covered parking spots, & about 2 miles of trails around tje...More

Thank Vyvyan R
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We hiked through the park bird watching. We saw plenty of birds. It's a nice little park, offering fishing, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking and bird watching.

Thank Vickie D
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Stayed for a couple nights in an RV with our dogs. Loved the RV sites and really loved the fact that just outside the park is a off leash dog park. Awesome food just minutes away in cottonwood old town. Will definitely be back!

Thank Dogcruces
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Had 4 days reservations here but liked it so much we extended it to an 8 day visit. Friendly park staff and the park has so much to offer. We took our 25 ft travel trailer. Asphalt spaces are very wide, long with trees between...More

Thank Tiztaz
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

It turned cold during our stay, very cold but temps are unusual and we still enjoyed the park. Much to do in the park and lots outside the park, Cottonwood, Jerome etc. We will return.

Thank jombouy
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 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
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

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
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 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
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3littlebearsmom
24 March 2018|
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Response from Tiztaz | Reviewed this property |
At Dead Horse Ranch State Park there are only have 3 very small lagoons, mainly for fishing and walking around the paths to enjoy the birds and nature. There is a river running through the park but it has very little water... More
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loriecollingwood
11 February 2018|
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Response from Russell T | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, but I would take the advice and call the gate house.
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conniedeleon1961
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!
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