Dead Horse Ranch State Park

     


Cottonwood, Arizona
Phone: (928) 634-5283

Sites: 131
Avg. Rate: $22

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Latitude: 34.7543068663893
Longitude: -112.019305229187

Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 54
  • Good 31
  • Average 4
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0

90 Reviews

1 Tip

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DRFink

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Loved this park, lots of hiking trails, spacious sites, good Verizon and AT&T coverage, close to town for groceries / supplies but very quiet and feeling that you are a long way away from civilization in the campground. Loved it, will return, already have a stay planned here next spring. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Great location for exploring Sedona and Jerome and the National Monuments in the area.

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rickimcm

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This probably one of our favorite parks of all time. The views were awesome. The birds were awesome and the hosts were attentive. A storm set in one day when we were out and they rushed over to close our small awnings. Walking in the park was a treat with all the wildlife. We would definitely return and would love to in the spring during bird migration. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Motorhome.

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morsev

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park, though a little crowded when full. Some of the campgrounds have more shade than others. We stayed five nights during the Verde Valley Birding Festival. The campground was very quiet at night. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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westie0506

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Great state park - just needs sewer & wifi and it would be a 10. This park is near the town of Cottonwood and has a great Safeway and Walmart for stocking up. The park is 15-20 minutes from Sedona and near plenty of hiking and fun things to do. The bathrooms are kept immaculate and since there is no sewer the facilities are well used. The ground are clean and the park well managed. We would return. The sites are fairly spacious with a table and fire ring. They have adequate parking for just about any size rig. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Largeandy

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an outstanding beautiful place to park your RV. Great access to lots of nearby cities and attractions. Only thing a big rig needs to consider here is that some sites have un trimmed big trees that can and will affect a large RV's porch awning. Make sure you do not have a large tree that blocks your porch awning, The park does need to watch out for this and keep trees trimmed back somewhat.. Otherwise, this park is awesome. Would absolutely return. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Motorhome.

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rwarner22

Review Count: 81
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This park was good. We had a great place to launch out from and see nearby Jerome, Montezuma's Castle and Sedona. The sites were a little closer than we like but not too bad. It was quiet most of the time, but it was a good change for us to hear the families and kids enjoying camping out instead of the 55+ campgrounds we are normally used to. Some site were a little (I mean little, not severe) uneven so we blocked under our front tire and had no issues. I loved the fact that we had a campfire. We will be back and see more of the area and take more hikes. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Motorhome.

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DJanis

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

An excellent state park, electric and water but no sewer. No problem, we were there for only 3 nights and they have a 2 lane dump station you can enter from either direction. The staff are friendly and very helpful. Sedona is 17 miles away but the hills surrounding the park are almost as wonderful. A hidden gem is the Blazing M Ranch just outside the park which offers a dinner and cowboy music show that's just awesome...and affordable. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Motorhome.

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SargeW

Review Count: 321
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first time at this state park. It is a nice park with asphalt sites, with good space between RV's. Nice mountain views, and don't miss the chance to walk outside at night and check out the city lights in the distance. Water and power worked good, with a dump station available. Lots of other activities available like hiking trails, mountain bike trails, and even horse back riding. Nice park, I will stay here again. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Motorhome.

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796ccjohnson

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

. This was our first experience with the Arizona State Parks system, and we were impressed. Situated a little out of the pleasant little town of Cottonwood, across the Verde River, DHRSP has asphalt roads, lots of hiking trails, good birding, some fishable ponds, and even horses and a wrangler available. The staff was uniformly great. We had a nearly level, gravel, water/electric site in “Quail” loop. The entire park area, although filled to capacity, was clean, well-maintained, and very quiet. Though the campground was full, the restrooms were never crowded or malfunctioning. We are finding that each State Park has its small eccentricities; our restroom at DHRSP had no soap dispensers, and no place in the shower stall to put a bar of soap. There is no official dog walk; guests are asked to pick up after their dogs, and seemed to be quite good about it. The only real downside we found was lack of WiFi. There is a public Starbucks/Safeway WiFi in town. Our experience at DHRSP convinced us to stay in Arizona State Parks whenever possible, and we definitely will stay again at DHRSP. We stayed four nights in an Aliner popupand paid $31 per night ($30 per night plus a $5 reservation fee). Our "8" rating on the various AZ State Parks is for the stuff we find most important, which does not include clubhouses, tv, WiFi, or sewer hookups. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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texasgal54

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The Best State Park where I've stayed! Great staff and friendly park hosts. Excellent facilities, clean and spacious sites. On line reservations allowed by site. Spotless restrooms and showers. Only drawback was many vacant yet reserved sites--a flaw in AZ Parks reservation system makes moving to another vacant site impossible. They need to implement a 'no-show' policy to avoid lost revenue and accommodate more RVers. Park hosts have sewer; otherwise sites have water and elecT only. Great hiking trails, lagoon fishing and wildlife. In the town of Cottonwood. Checkout the Verde Valley Railroad while you're staying at this park. This park is a gem and we'd definitely stay again! We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Jayhart

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park located on a hillside overlooking the town of Cottonwood at 3,300ft elevation. They also have cabins (8), and a separate area for tents. Fishing, horseback riding, hiking trails, river access, planned seasonal activities. Very quiet yet a short drive into town where there are several markets, Walmart, etc. Showers immaculate, sites huge, park hosts very nice. Max stay 14 days. We have an incredible view from our coach (site #47). Would recommend checking it out if your in the area! Would have given it a "10" if it had sewer h/u at individual sites. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Motorhome.

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linnemj

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This state park has a variety of sites to meet everyone's needs. Sites in the lower loop (Quail) has some trees, but sites are pretty open with little understory for privacy. Our site #28 was a large pull thru which provided room for a 31' trailer, our trucks, and 2 motorcycles. Bathrooms were kept clean and tidy. The park's location is great for touring Cottonwood, Sedona, and Jerome. There is plenty to do in the area! We walked from the campground along the Verde River to historic downtown. We are planning to return for a longer stay in the future. Reservations are recommended for the weekends. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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arteacher

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

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely state park with shaded sites for RV's in only Quail Loop. There are two other loops with electrical and water hookups but out in the open. However the views from those sites are beautiful. The park boasts of hiking trails some of which follow a creek and also the Verde River. The town of Cottonwood, especially the historic section, is charming and offers a couple of hours of wandering and sightseeing. The nearby town of Jerome is historically rich with tales of mining lore. We will definitely return to this area to camp. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Guinness

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Price does not reflect reservation fee, which I believe was $5. Rangers offered suggestions regarding restaurants and things to do in the area. Park is big rig friendly. While we enjoyed our stay at this park, first appearances were that it was a bit unkempt, because of lots of tall grasses. Water and electric are at the sites, and a dump station is available near the entrance/exit of the park. Restrooms and showers were clean and heated. As with most state parks, sites are nicely spaced. Lots of trails nearby for hiking or walking dogs, and lots of geocaches in the area. We used Sprint service most of the time, but would switch to Verizon when Sprint slowed. We'll return to this park. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Motorhome.

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gsnakehill

Review Count: 298
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Tuesday, May 21 – Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Cottonwood, AZ. Dead Horse Ranch State Park is located in Cottonwood, AZ. on 423 acres. The area has mild temperatures, so it is ideal for camping, biking, horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking along the Verde River, boating and fishing. This is a popular camping area for the “snowbirds” during the winter. The park has five loops for camping and three of them have electric and water. Bathhouses were clean and there were showers. The Quail loop has more vegetation and the higher you go there is less shade but the views of Cottonwood, Jerome and the Coconino National Forest from the top loops are stunning. The cost is $25 and reservations should be made for the winter season. There were only about twenty five campers the one night stopover we were there. There are a number of hiking trails throughout the park. Ranch history - The Ireys family came from Minnesota looking to buy a ranch in 1940’s. At this ranch they discovered a large dead horse lying by the road. After searching for a number of weeks the father asked his kids what ranch did they want to buy and they said “the one with the dead horse”. In 1973 the AZ State Parks system acquired the ranch with the condition that the name did not change. The park is a close drive to Jerome, Prescott Valley, Cottonwood and Sedona. We camped at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in a Motorhome.

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  • Great location for exploring Sedona and Jerome and the National Monuments in the area.

    DRFinkNovember 2014

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