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 2/2017

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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
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • 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
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • 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 no
  • 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

Ratings overview

113 Reviews

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

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: 2

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: 8

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: 56
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 22

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: 3

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: 0

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: 17
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

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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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We had another fine stay at Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Our site was a level pull-through that accommodated motorhome and toad. Utilities (water and electric) worked fine. We had good AT&T coverage. We were in the Coopers Hawk loop, which is desert; someday we'll snag a site in the Owl loop that is riverside. The park has an extensive grassy and treed riverfront area with 3 lagoons and well-maintained walking trails. We, the dogs, and many locals, love to walk the trails in the morning. This park has the finest cadre of volunteers I've ever found, year after year. IMHO it speaks well of the park management. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
90
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

We enjoy visiting Tuzigoot national monument and riding the Verde Valley Railroad.

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Review Count: 103
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Another state park in spectacular setting overlooking Verde Valley. Very popular, hard to get reservations, which are a must - this is not a drop-in place. Spacious, level sites spread out around a loop. Definitely worth a return visit. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 6

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

We will be back. This is a great camp ground. It was quiet and peaceful yet with access to stores and services in Cottonwood. We had good TV antenna reception. AT&T wireless and data were very good. The restrooms and showers were spotless. Arizona did a great job of carving out a little bit of paradise from the desert. We camped in space 97 up on top of Coopers Hawk Loop. Fantastic views of Jerome, Clarkdale, and Cottonwood at night. Excellent for bird watching and star gazing. RV spaces were adequate for privacy and the asphalt pad was nearly level. All of the hookups worked great. We had great access to Prescott, Jerome, Cottonwood, and Sedona from this location. We loved it. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
97
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

West Sedona, Cottonwood, and Jerome are great places to visit. We really enjoyed our time in Jerome. Neat restaurants in old downtown Cottonwood. Everyone from Sedona comes to Cottonwood to go to the Walmart. Lots to do from here.

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 20

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

This is one of our favorite parks, great hiking trails, close to the town of Cottonwood, spacious sites. Verizon data and cell work well in this park with a booster. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Site Details

Site Number
60
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Cottonwood has several restaurants and plenty of basic shopping available.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

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

I would give them a 10 if they had full-hook ups. So if you're staying 2 weeks (limit), you might have to dump tanks. Close to town, Blazin M Cowboy Dinner/Western Show, Trail Horse rides, canoeing/kayaking, hiking and much more to do in town. Jerome 9 miles, Sodona close. 2 loops up on hill where can be a little windy. Not much shade so satellite good in most loops. Camped here end of April in a Motorhome. Definitely come back. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Coopershawk 89
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Recommend Blazing M Western Show/Dinner in the park. $35+tax for Seniors. We saw a Magician that was only fair, but told the Western Show is very good. Food was excellent! Have a little Western Town with wagon ride, and lots for the kids to do. Very quaint! Owners exceptionally accommocating and friendly!

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Very nice park. The lower campground is a little tight near the back side of the loop, but most of the sites have plenty of room for midsized units. The trails inside the park are great for leasurly strolls. The path around the first pond is fine for wheelchairs and strollers. My grandson had a ball fishing....plenty of park benches for grandpa too! We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3

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Review Count: 129
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 63

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a nice state park and a good home base for visiting the surrounding area, including Sedona. However, after staying at many excellent state and county parks in Arizona we found Dead Horse Ranch to be a bit lacking in comparison. Sites were closer together and pretty un-level, showers were smaller and more basic, and the landscape was less attractive (dirt/scrub). That said, it still beats most commercial RV parks... we've just been spoiled by other Arizona campgrounds! The state park has several lakes (lagoons) for fishing and our dog loved to go for a swim in them. It's only a few minutes to Cottonwood, and less than a half hour to Jerome or Sedona. AT&T and Verizon both worked well for us. We stayed in the Red Tail loop. The price ($25) is great, and we'll likely return again if we re-visit the area in the future. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Red Tail
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice state park, close to Cottonwood, AZ with 3 main Loops, paved roads and sites . There are electric and water hookups but no sewage however there is a dump station near the park entrance. We stayed in site 103 in the Cooper Hawk loop. This is a upper loops (Red-Tail Hawk and Cooper's Hawk) on a hill where you get good views of the nearby towns, including Cottonwood and Jerome. The park has plenty of trails, access to the Verde River, and lagoons. We will return when in area. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
103 CooperHawk
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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