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Dead Horse Ranch State Park

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Address: 675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd, Cottonwood, AZ 86326-3711
Phone Number: +1 520-634-5283
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A scenic park that belies its ominous name and is best known for bird...

A scenic park that belies its ominous name and is best known for bird watching, camping, canoeing, hiking and horseback riding.

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Serene place in the middle of town

What a surprise - one block off the main road is this beautiful setting. There's camping, hiking, fishing in the lake and birding. You can walk your dog through the park and/or... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cottonwood, Arizona
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Cottonwood, Arizona
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73 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a surprise - one block off the main road is this beautiful setting. There's camping, hiking, fishing in the lake and birding. You can walk your dog through the park and/or have a picnic using their grills. Depending on the time of year the birds use the reeds and trees for their home. The park is well maintained and... More 

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Nevada City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a place that the only River in Arizona still runs freely. We saw two men with kayaks taking the river that is part of this facility . They were doing some pruning for the park and told us it was the only free running River in Arizona!

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Thank DianeWittmanPunteri
Cottonwood, Arizona
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the time of year to enjoy Dead Horse. The weather is cooler during the day and if you enjoy sitting around the campfire it is awesomely cold to enjoy. Fishing is always fun, they started stocking trout in November! Biking, hiking, fishing...what more could you ask for? Oh yeah, beautiful views of Cottonwood at night, stars, stars, and... More 

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Thank A74Patriot
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very pretty well maintained park. We went there to hike and found many wonderful hiking trails through the forest and by the river. There are large camping areas and they even offer horse trail rides.

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Thank Laura Dianne M
Cornville, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great park situated along the Verde River. Bring you RV or a tent. The park and facilities are always clean. Take a hike along the tree-lined Verde River. Fish in one the lagoons, ride your mountain bike or hit the trails by horseback. It's all in one place!

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Thank larryjuskie
Kiowa, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

A friend of mine and I rented two horses at Dead Horse Ranch. We had a wonderful ride with our wrangler/guide, Bill. He told great stories, was very knowledgeable of the area and had a great sense of humor. I highly recommend taking advantage of this wonderful horseback adventure. It was the best part of our trip!!

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Thank wgriffin826
Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is a great park! There is camping, including cabins, hook-ups, (no sewer, but a dump station) and tent camping available. Great lagoons to go fishing, or find the streams to fish. There is also hiking, horseback trails and kayak launches. It is also close to great dining in Cottonwood, and Jerome is also close by. Don't forget to stop... More 

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Fall is a wonderful time to stroll around the park and take in the autumn sights and smells. If you have a fishing license you can drop in a hook and maybe catch dinner. When you're in the park it's hard to imagine that it is part of the city.

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Thank GailBash
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stopped off at this small park near Cottonwood for a hike while touring in Arizona. Its a great environment - with the river running through the dessert. The park has cabins & campgrounds, with horse-riding available and lagoons well stocked with fish. Would be great place to stay in a natural environment - with no crowds around - certainly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Clean, spacious sites. No sewer but water and our site had 50amp and was level. Great place to escape to in the summer heat. Will definitely return.

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