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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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Love this little gem of a state park

Love all the lakes and my Greyhound loves to walk the trails These some really cute rustic cabins... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Cottonwood, Arizona
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A large State Park with many campsites for RVs and Tents

Close to Cottonwood, Sedona and Jerome, Dead Horse Ranch State Park offers many camping, boating... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Greg P
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hiking trails” (19 reviews)
“verde river” (59 reviews)
“dump station” (12 reviews)
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675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd, Cottonwood, AZ 86326-3711
+1 520-634-5283
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Love all the lakes and my Greyhound loves to walk the trails These some really cute rustic cabins for rent and the birdwatching is amazing You can camp here and have a nature walk on the old jail trail

Thank carolcapy
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Close to Cottonwood, Sedona and Jerome, Dead Horse Ranch State Park offers many camping, boating, hiking and riding options. The Agua Fria river runs along the west side of the park.

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 28 July 2017

i usually cringe at the thought of staying at state parks, but we were traveling across country and needed to stay somewhere with adapters to plug our van in. this place is really well kept; it is super clean and has showers, and power. there...More

Thank LaraDavis
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Loved this place.. 1st time here. We did the horseback adventure dinner & stayed at 1 of the cabins. We'll bee back for sure.

Thank briteyes678
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Although we have never camped here, I have visited DHR State Park often as a place to play in the river with my dog and a nice place to ride (horseback), or picnic. The ponds and the river offer fishing opportunity. And I don't think...More

Thank Ms_Griz
Reviewed 18 July 2017

By and large an unknown state park, Dead Horse Ranch offers many things - lakes (they call lagoons) for fishing, camp and cabin sites, horseback riding, lots of hiking trails. Only complaint is that they need to redo bathrooms in cabin area.

Thank Kate O
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed two nights camping at dead horse. Great camp sites and nice people. We also went fishing and had a lot of fun. Can't wait to go back.

Thank joyeux g
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We camped here for 5 days with our motorhome and the only complaint I had was the heat. The temp was between 108-114 for the entire stay. A bit to warm to do much hiking (other than early in the morning which we did) or...More

1  Thank B0bK
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Great park for fishing,there are also hiking trails. Didn't see any wildlife when i visited and it was too hot to hike, so I basically drove around and then let. Cost to get in is 7.00. Went down to see the Verde River, it was...More

Thank travelwriter52
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

$7 for a car of 4 and a nice day. You can bring a picnic. Beautiful views with lakes you can walk all 3. You may see some eagles and wildlife. Horses too!

Thank Mandi L
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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...
Kristen C
8 November 2016|
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Response from 984deannab | Reviewed this property |
They have a private company within the park,Trailhorse Adventures, that pony rides and trail rides ranging from 1hr to a day long adventure. One of the trails states fun for all ages, however, I don't think the little ones... More