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Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Cottonwood

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
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  • Camped at the top of the hill away from the noise of generators. The night time views were nice. Miles and miles of skyline! 
  • The woman that works at the park gate was very friendly and helpful. We drove to the Verde River and got some nice pictures. We then drove to the marsh lakes, that was my favorite place. I got some gr...  read more »
  • It is pretty park located on the verde river in the lower and older areas of Cottonwood and provides a good spot for a picnic and water activities. 
  • This is my favorite place to camp. (Always stay at Quail Loop) There's showers with cold and warm water, and electricity within the bathroom and campsite if you want there to be. You can get in the river which is only a 10min walk down the trail from our campsite. There's also huge fishing and boating lakes. My only complaint which they probably wouldn't even be able to control is cigarette smokers...
  • Had the most amazing ride at the Trail horse Adventures. The guide Russ was so knowledgeable and fun spirited. He explained all the sites all the animal life and knew just about everything there is to know. I would recommend this to anyone who loves riding horses and would love to see some amazing sites first hand. You get to pass the grave site of the first settlers to Arizona which is so amazing to see,, mountain side caves that native Americans would use for hunting and shelter and the whole story of how dead horse ranch came to be. This is a MUST!!
  • This is our favorite state campground, yet! And we have stayed at several. It is very well maintained and the restrooms/showers are kept very clean. The campsites are spacious and the views are beautiful!! One of the Park Rangers, Ryan was extremely helpful and courteous, kind and friendly. Never too busy to point us in the right direction as far as sites to see in the area, never too busy to chat a bit. People camping at the park also were courteous and friendly....and quiet! Just being at the campground enjoying the trails, lagoons, etc. was very relaxing! We will definitely stay here again if given the opportunity, and would highly recommend it to all campers!!!
  • As a bicycle tourist with a tent, I was not impressed with this facility. It is geared for RVers, not campers. The tent area is a shadeless, windswept asphalt patch for $25. The RV sites looked nice, but $35 is pretty steep for a piece of shade. They charge $3 to access the Lime Kiln trail by bicycle -- all on your public lands. I ended up spending a little more for a room at the Little Daisy, which was a delight. If you're driving an RV, it's probably a nice park.
  • Lots of things to do. Fishing, hiking, camping. Special events, shower facilities, electricity at camp sites, RV dump station. Steep prices.
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