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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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A nice stay!

Our third time at this park and our best stay yet. Space 45 offered privacy and shade. We walked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeff A
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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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Great place to stay

We made a reservation a month ago and there was only two sites left. We booked and stayed for 5... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lompocian
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lompoc
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hiking trails” (22 reviews)
“verde river” (64 reviews)
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LOCATION
675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd, Cottonwood, AZ 86326-3711
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+1 520-634-5283

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Jeff A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Sedona and prefer the Red Rocks here, but Dead Horse is a nice alternative when in Cottonwood with several trails and a few small lakes and even a walk along the Verde River.... Life Is Goode

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 5 nights. The RV spot #32 was clean, beautiful and spacious with water and electricity hookups. The hosts were friendly and knowledgeable of the area. The RV area was kept spotless, bathrooms, showers etc. They're are numerous hikes and lakes throughout and...More

Thank lvegas2016
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A pleasant surprise and an oasis in the desert just outside the town of Cottonwood. A wonderful feature of the park are the three lagoons that feature sport fishing and are also a great place for bird watching. The park has numerous campsites, a few...More

Thank MGSK
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well designed and maintained campground with water & electric hook ups. (No sewer but there is a dump station.) Clean bathrooms. Each space is pretty level with fire ring, bbq grill and picnic table. Lakes for fishing. Trails for hiking or biking. Close to Riverfront...More

Thank Supercoolmom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went specifically for a trail ride (horseback) but my friend lives in the area and holds an annual Arizona State Parks pass. We also walked around one of the fishing ponds. We saw a bald eagle catch it's lunch, a blue heron, and lots...More

Thank Tamira O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our go to RV spot when we are in the area. Beautiful location, nice river area, spacious RV camp spots. Water and electric sites, quiet nights!

Thank Rick D
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3littlebearsmom
23 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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