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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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Very quiet and comfortable

We stayed for a couple of nights - we're from the country so it was very pleasant to be out in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
PeggyNorris
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Ruther Glen, Virginia
One of the best unknown State Parks in Arizona

Great location with plenty of camping locations and fishing for all ages. Park is right outside two... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Steve M
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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” (22 reviews)
“verde river” (65 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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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"horseback riding"
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"hiking trails"
in 22 reviews
"verde river"
in 65 reviews
"trout"
in 11 reviews
"tent camping"
in 11 reviews
"dump station"
in 13 reviews
"bird watching"
in 9 reviews
"camp host"
in 8 reviews
"rv sites"
in 7 reviews
"bald eagles"
in 9 reviews
"close to town"
in 9 reviews
"bathrooms were clean"
in 6 reviews
"birding festival"
in 5 reviews
"stayed here"
in 9 reviews
"coopers hawk"
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"great blue heron"
in 4 reviews
"great hiking"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed for a couple of nights - we're from the country so it was very pleasant to be out in nature - the cottonwoods were fluffy pillows blowing around and fireflies were a treat

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great location with plenty of camping locations and fishing for all ages. Park is right outside two towns, Clarkdale and Cottonwood, Arizona. This park is great for a quite fishing trip with tent camping and RV sites if needed. Staff and volunteers were friendly and...More

Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this park liked the story behind it, friendly people. Spent most the day here waiting for our favorite Blazin M Ranch to open .

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

This state park has many campgrounds. The centerpiece is a series of three lagoons built in 2002 to attract birds. The park is a stopping point for both great blue and green herons, eagles, and many others. The park can be easily visited in a...More

1  Thank John M
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Expansive park along the Verde River impressed this Californian. I I was there for Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival - a great event in a super park. My focus was birding so I did not get to see all of the park, but what...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Didn't know what to expect when I booked a campsite at Dead Horse Ranch State Park, but I was suprised at how nice this park is. There are numerous well separated campsites, three large ponds called lagoons, large day use area, and lots of walking...More

1  Thank Bob_101_10
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Our third time at this park and our best stay yet. Space 45 offered privacy and shade. We walked twenty minutes to Old Town for breakfast each day with our dogs. A great commercial area for eating, shopping, or drinking. We will return to this...More

2  Thank Jeff A
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We made a reservation a month ago and there was only two sites left. We booked and stayed for 5 days. The sites are well taken care of and the bathrooms are excellent. Showers nice. We would have liked to spent more time at the...More

Thank Lompocian
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Many good hiking trails. Good place to get away from it all. It is particularly peaceful along the Verde River. It is just a short distance from Cottonwood.

1  Thank AZ1912
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Lots of hiking trails. Very centrally located. Nice park with some space between the sites so you are not right on top of each other. Definitely will be here again

Thank patricia m
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Christy D
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Response from Marilyn C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do have good facilities here,
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3littlebearsmom
23 March 2018|
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Response from Marilyn C | Reviewed this property |
Terrific
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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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