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Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Cottonwood

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  • This park is always clean. They have cabins to rent, ponds to fish, great RV campsites and horses to rent for a trail ride. Fantastic for younger kids to bike ride with parents.  more »
  • Great place, camping picnicking, or just a day at the park. Lots of Ramada's with BBQ and picnic tables. You can fish, hike trails, canoe, set up a game of Cornhole or Horseshoes. Very clean and we'll...  more »
  • 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 trai...  more »
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  • 400 acres of riparian wonderland. You get the feel of how important water is in the desert and can climb a high trail where it's rocky and dry and nail the perspective. Water = life and the Verde Greenway at Dead Horse is an excellent example. Good RV and camp facilities abound. I lived here in 1973 when my friend Chip's family owned the ranch. It's nice how the state park system kept it in perfect shape and improved it at that.
  • We've been coming here twice a year for the past 6 years and we usually book 2-3 nights. Our group rents 5-6 of the cabins each time we come and all of our kids love all of the amenities and activities this place has to offer. The staff has always been pleasant, helpful and welcoming. Unfortunately, this year we did not have the experience we normally do. The person overseeing the cabin area this year was less than hospitable. It is unfortunate that a single person can put such a damper on what has always been a fun and memorable experience. We will definitely be basing our future stays on whether this person is still employed here.
  • We come camping here about 4 times a year. We love it! Always clean and friendly people. Love the convenience of full hook ups and dump stations.
  • Great Camping spot, with tons of activities. Trails, horseback riding, fishing. Sites and bathrooms are kept very clean and have tables and fire pits and/or grills. Close to a lot of site seeing places. We went in late March and had trouble getting a site. To go again we will definitely make reservations ahead of time.
  • Fabulous RV camping. Many good trails to hike nearby. Secluded and silent at night. Reservations can be made online with ease. No WiFi and no sewer, but there's a dual dump station near the park entrance.

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Cottonwood is so small that any accommodations in town should be convenient. South Main Street offers a collection of hotels and motels, most of which are part of a national chain. North Main Street has a few bed and breakfasts that provide more local flavor. You’ll find additional bed and breakfasts and campgrounds around the perimeter of town that take greater advantage of the area's natural beauty.
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