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Dead Horse Ranch State Park

675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd., Cottonwood, Arizona 86326 USA

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“'round a fire, under the stars, out in the west”

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.

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  • 5 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
September 05, 2015

Stayed at the Blackhawk Loop campground. $15/night with hot showers and large facilities. Didn't think that there would be any spots, since we arrived after sunset but were happy to find a couple of spots to choose from that were really nicely maintained.

Creosote and hot air balloons in the morning, love it!

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  • 14 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
July 16, 2015
Rated 4.0

This makes for a nice little getaway. We enjoy fishing, or walking around the area. It is very close to many very nice little restaurants and bars so if you aren't into "roughing it" you can come go fishing in the afternoon and then relax and tell fish stories over a beer or wine at one of the local places.

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August 31, 2014
Rated 4.0

They stock the lagoons with trout, I believe so there's always good fishing, and of course they have horses you can ride-- which is ironic given the park's name. It actually got its name from the family that owned the land before. They were looking for a ranch, and they found a dead horse on the road by this one. When the parents asked the kids which ranch they liked best they allegedly said "The one with the dead horse!" The name stuck, and when the land was sold to the state for a park, keeping the name was one condition of the sale!

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April 05, 2017
Rated 1.0

Just a campgroud. Didn't see much.

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Dead Horse Ranch State Park

675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd.
Cottonwood, Arizona
86326 USA


Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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