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Positioned right on the Verde River in Cottonwood, Dead Horse Ranch State Park has all of the amenities that one would need to have a great camping adventure. With hookups for RV's, showers and a dump station, Dead Horse is an ideal campground to call home while discovering the Verde Valley area. Historic Jerome sits on the mountain just a few miles from south of Cottonwood. Tuzigoot National Monument is just around the corner and Montezuma Castle is just 15 miles away, and the scenic red rocks of Sedona lie just north of Dead Horse. Fishing is excellent for channel and flathead catfish, rainbow trout (fall, winter and spring) smallmouth and largemouth bass. The park even has a couple of stocked ponds that hold some nice trout in the cooler months. Overall, you really can't miss in this under used campground.

Dead Horse Ranch State Park is a beautiful park located in the Riparian area of the Verde Valley. The park offers camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and rents Camping Cabins.The developed portion of Dead Horse Ranch State Park covers 423 acres. The 3,300 foot elevation accounts for the mild temperatures that are ideal for camping, mountain biking in the Coconino National Forest, hiking along the Verde River, canoeing, picnicking, fishing, or just wading in the cool water. Modern restrooms with hot showers, fire rings, picnic tables and ramadas available.

Park Map

Trails Map

Nearby Attractions:

Trail Rides

Jerome, AZ

Out of Africa Wildlife Park

Montezuma Castle

Tuzigoot National Monument

Contact Information:

Dead Horse Ranch SP, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Phone:(928) 634-5283 Website
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: N 34 45.185, Longitude: W 112 01.327

From Phoenix travel north on I-17 to the Cottonwood exit (hwy 260) head west 10 miles to Cottonwood. Once in Cottonwood take 10th Street just a mile north to Deadhorse Ranch Rd and the campground.