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Location

Dead Horse Ranch Locator Map

Elevation 3,300 feet   Fees

Contact the Park:
(928) 634-5283
Dead Horse Ranch SP
675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd.
Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Facilities

Visitor Center Restrooms Gift Shop Group: Day Use Areas Group: Camping Sites Camping Cabins Ramadas Electric RV Sites Non Electric RV Sites Dump Station Showers Picnic Areas/Shelters Hiking Trails Equestrian Trails Biking Fishing Boat Ramp Non-Motorized Watercraft Wildlife Viewing

Nearest Services: 1 mile

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511 Speed Code

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Park's Speed Code: 4210#

Fees

Park Entrance Fees:
Per Vehicle (1-4 Adults): $7.00
Individual/Bicycle: $3.00

Camping Fees:
Non-Electric/tent site: $15
Red Tail: $25
Cooper's Hawk: $25
Quail Loop: $30
Cabin Rental: $55

Fee Schedule

Wrap-Up Photo Gallery

21st Annual Verde River Days: September 26 & 27, 2009

Verde River DaysVerde River Days promotes preservation and care of the environment by showcasing informative exhibits on the Verde River's riparian habitat. Events included hands-on activities, fishing, canoeing, live entertainment, 40-plus nature-based exhibits, sandcastle building, a menagerie of live animals, a climbing wall, canoe rides, nature hikes, as well as continuous entertainment and local food vendors. In addition, dozens of teardrop and vintage trailers of yesteryear were on exhibit throughout the weekend. Arizona State Parks Executive Director Renée Bahl gave a keynote address to the public on Saturday. Over 4,100 people attended the two day event!

Civil War re-enactors featuring Victorian era civilians and military personnel showcased weapons, gear, and encampments of the 1860s. Visitors had a chance to experience the sights and sounds of troops on parade, drilling, cannons firing, and large battle demonstrations both days.

On Saturday, Susan Wethington, Executive Director of the Hummingbird Monitoring Network (a science-based, project-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of hummingbird diversity and abundance throughout the Americas) presented a Hummingbird Conservation lecture. Interested visitors learned more about hummingbrid conservation efforts. For more information, visit hummonnet.org.External Link The lecture was made possible through a Together Green Audubon and Toyota North America grant.

On Sunday, the Verde River Citizens Alliance sponsored canoe rides down the Verde River. Thanks to all volunteers, vendors, exhibitors, bands, and community groups for making this event such a success!

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Civil War Re-enactors

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Photography by Tye R Farrell for Arizona State Parks. Copyright © Arizona State Parks. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use prohibited.

Verde River Days in entirely funded by donations which cover the costs for renting equipment, purchasing fish for stocking the lagoons, and miscellaneous expenses. In addition, Dead Horse Ranch State Park waives day-use fees for the day in order to support this community event.

Sponsored by:
Arizona State Parks
Yavapai County External Link
National Park Service External Link
Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce External Link
Verde Valley Newspapers External Link
Salt River Materials Group External Link
MATForce Substance Abuse Coalition External Link
Desert Rose, Bed & Breakfast External Link
Cottonwood, Arizona External Link

Other financial and material contributors to the event included:
Salt River Project External Link
Arizona Riparian Council External Link
The Nature Conservancy External Link
Verde Watershed Association External Link
Friends of the Verde River Greenway External Link
Sierra Club External Link
Bedrock Aggregate

Additional exhibitors and vendors:
ADEQ External Link
Arizona Wildlife Federation External Link
Astronomers of the Verde Valley External Link
AZ Game & Fish, Wildlife Center External Link
Clarkdale-Verde Kiwanis Club External Link
Clay Club, Yavapai College External Link
Clemenceau / Verde Historical Society External Link
Climbing Wall
Dead Horse Ranch Trails Coalition
Friends of Cottonwood External Link
Knights of Columbus External Link
Out of Africa External Link
Rotary Club of the Verde Valley External Link
Sedona Adventure Outfitters & Guides External Link
US Forest Service, Red Rock Ranger District External Link
Verde Search & Rescue Posse, Inc.
Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity External Link
Verde Valley Humane Society External Link
Yavapai Big Bros, Big Sisters External Link
Yavapai County Community Health External Link
Yavapai County Flood Control District External Link

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