8.7 Excellent
     
Cottonwood, Arizona

Dead Horse Ranch State Park

Cottonwood, Arizona


675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd
Cottonwood, Arizona 86326
Phone: (928) 634-5283

Sites: 131
Recent Rate: $30 5/2017

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Latitude: 34.75362811972
Longitude: -112.02192306519
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park. Sites were paved and ours was level, though there were a few that slanted down in front. Easy to manuver. Roomy. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
104
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Much to do around Sedona, which was about 20 miles away. Conchos was a good Mexican restaurant in town.

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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a large state park with lots to do. Hiking trails galore, horse rentals.trails, river and lagoons for kayaking and picnicking and fishing, orienteering course, gift shop, and scads of other places to visit nearby. Sites are well-kept and include a picnic table. Not all are shaded, and some look pretty uneven front to back. Tent areas, too. Very quiet at nite during our visit. We liked it so much, we stayed for 3 days just enjoying the place, although we have explored this area more several times before. Already looking forward to a return visit. Dump station is located near the entrance. No sewers onsite. Great view of Jerome on the hill! We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
98
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

You could probably spend 10-14 days here in order to see even part of the sights of Sedona, Jerome, Camp Verde, Cottonwood, etc. History, archeology, Indian ways, wineries, old town districts, hundreds of miles of hiking trails, shopping, tours, you name it. Or, you can sit by the water and fish, go birding, and look at the stars at nite!

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The location is very nice, located near water and vegetation. Sites are oversized and are offset from your neighbor. The hiking trails are extensive. The largest lagoon at the end is acceptable for kayaks or canoes. Verizon had 4G and Tmobile had 3 bars. Entry into the park and site access was acceptable for big rigs. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
53 Red Tailed Loop
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Aside from not having sewer sites and a ranger who can write tickets for agressige dogs, this park is a not to miss! Conveniently situated outside of Cottonwood and Sedona, it is an oasis in the high desert. All of the sites are spacious, on pavement with grass are well-maintained and include a fire ring and table. Many of the loops are terraced and can accommodate extremely large RVs. The hosts and staff were helpful. With abundant wildlife and trails to hike and cycle throughout the park, Dead Horse Ranch St. Park is a not-to-miss. We camped for 12 nights in a 37' 5th wheel and look forward to a return visit in the future. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
78
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The mountain biking and hiking trails pick up in the upper RV loops inside the park are are fantastic! Bring lots of water and enjoy the views! BBQ at Hog Wild on Wednesday for specials...come hungry!

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a wonderful park. I love the lagoons and their bird life. The hiking trails are good. I like that some trails lead to the river. The horse-riding stable can get smelly and messy when their trails intersect with hiking trails, but overall, I don't have a problem with the idea of giving people a chance to experience horseback riding. Overall, great experience. One annoyance: campground/road signs as you're leaving the park. I drove by my camp site turn-off at least twice because there either were no signs or the signs were practically hidden. Also, improve those showers (in Red-tailed Hawk loop). What a stupid layout! The shower head can't be moved, and it faces the changing area. The water pressure is very high. Turn on the shower, and the water splashes into the changing area, your dry clothes and towel -- unless you think advance to pull the shower curtain closed in front of you. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Cottonwood, AZ has plenty to offer -- but would the city council and/or tourism bureau please request that Main St. locations put up obvious address numbers on the fronts of their facades? I looked and looked for a certain address but gave up because it was so frustrating.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park with lots of hiking and bike trails connected. Large camping pads with privacy. Grass and trees in some locations. Very clean and well kept. One of our favorite places to stay while in Cottonwood area. Easy to visit Jerome abd Sedona. Very reasonable. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
165
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice state park. Had to juggle sites in order to stay for full 2 weeks. Every site was large, clean, and level enough. The staff is very friendly and helpful. There are no sewers so had to dump - located near entrance but not difficult to access. Depending on site there are some great views. Easily accessible to everything - groceries, restaurants, etc. Easy drive into Sedona and Jerome. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit Tuzigoot and Montezuma's Castle/Well. If like hiking can go for miles.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved everything about this park! The sites were a good size and level. Utilities were easy to access. Park was well maintained and designed. The check-in was easy and camp hosts were nice and helpful. The access to mountain bike trails can't be beat! The proximity to town was excellent. Can't wait to return! We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Love the town of Cottonwood and it's restaurant and shops. Pizzeria Bocce is a don't miss!

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park, and very large. Plenty of activities, including many trails that are dog friendly. We took our bikes, but it rained 2 of the three days we were there so we didn't ride. Unfortunate because it's a great place to ride a bike. Campground hosts were very friendly and helpful. We camped in Coopers Hawk Loop, which has a nice wood-chip loop trail in the center used as a pet relief walk. Our site, #85, was plenty long for our MH and toad, but it had a incline at the front, so it would be very difficult to keep the toad connected and still get the MH level. We disconnected, so we were able to keep the MH in the flat portion. There's a two-lane dump station near the entrance. This was my first dump station experience, and it was a piece of cake. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
85
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss Jerome - really cool old town. Historic old Cottonwood is very quaint. The wineries along Page Springs Rd are very nice. Page Springs Cellars has a beautiful deck overlooking Oak Creek. The tasting room at Oak Creek vineyards is very festive, and the wines are good - the Zin was excellent. We bought 4 bottles. Creekside American Bistro in Sedona is dog friendly, and they actually have a separate doggie menu.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in Quail loop, down nearer to the river. The sites had plenty of room and it was very quiet. The campground got pretty busy but it was still not noisy. The host was available if needed; but not intrusive. I walked the dogs all over the park on trails and roads. Plenty of places to go. Unfortunately, many are not picking up after their pets adjacent to and within the campground. C'mon people!! Clean up after your dogs! We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Quail site 4
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

You are close to Tuzigoot prehistoric site, Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, Jerome, Verde Canyon Railway, Montezuma Wells (prehistoric site).

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Great state park that is dog friendly. Close to Jerome and Sedona. Excellent park staff. Nice and quiet. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Quail Loop
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Old Cottonwood has great restaurants and shopping

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 29

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We have always been very happy with our stays at AZ state parks, and this one is no exception! Lovely setting, very convenient to the cool little town of Jerome, about a 45 minute drive to Sedona and all it offers. Nice, large sites which are DECENTLY spaced. There are three loops for RVs and a seperate loop for tenters. We stayed in the Red-tail hawk loop and liked it just fine. The quail loop is $5 more and is a bit more mature so offers more shade, but the sites are a little closer together. Great hiking in the park and several trails continue into National Forest land which is beautiful. Most sites are big rig friendly. Useable Verizon, and clear sky for sattelite. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
59
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Jerome is very cool, and if you're into music, music collectibles, or instruments, check our Tommy Rocks.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Just love this campground! Nice, secure, quiet place to spend some quality time. Campsites and huge and well maintained. No sewer hook ups, but has water and electric both 30 and 50 amp. Hookups nicely placed and easy to use. Picnic tables and fire rings at all campsites, we camped site #13 had lots of shade. Camp hosts and park rangers very friendly and helpful. Fishing at the lake is encouraged and bike trails are available also. Lots of places to visit while staying here also, Cottonwood is very close, Jerome is a nice historical place to visit and Sedona is very close also (Red Rocks) country. Would highly recommend this campground. Stayed here in a 34' 5th wheel. Would have given it a 9 if it had sewer hook ups and a 10 if it had cable. However satellite was easy to get set up! We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Said most in my review, however might add that Flagstaff is also very close and a very pretty drive using the back roads.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This a very nice campground between the mountain range to the south and the north. It has great views all around. Some very nice hiking trails. It is a good jumping off location for many interesting parts of the Verde Valley. The campsites are nicely spread out, and the staff and host very friendly. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
103
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit Tuzigut National Monument.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park! Loved that you were able to choose your site. Very quiet, tons of critters (bunnies and bats galore), just a beautiful well kept park. Very close to Cottonwood, a cute little town. Spent 3 days at Coopers Hawk loop and we wish we could have spent longer. Only 2-3 other sites occupied while we were there, which was nice. We will definitely return if in the area again! We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
101
Tips for other Campers:

Pizzeria Bocce in Cottonwood is fantastic!

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