The town of Jerome is located on the side of a mountain and is fun to visit. Hwy. There is a stay limit of 14 nights in a 30-day period. Pictured: Danny Madison displays a unique albino catfish he caught in the lagoon at Dead Horse Ranch State Park. 4 reviews. Children 12 and under are required to wear a personal flotation device (PFD) at all times when boating. 72 reviews of Dead Horse Ranch State Park "We were up here for the weekend and were just looking for things to do/explore. 260 intersects with 89A/Main Street. Non-motorized watercraft (oar power only, no sails) are allowed in the lower lagoons. Campsites 111 to 127 are tent only. Paddle Map 1: Tuzigoot Bridge to the Highway 89A Bridgeport Bridge Download Paddle Map 1 (2.4 MB PDF) Paddle Map 2: Beasley Flat to Sheep Bridge $45.00 per adult. 100%. you go out of your trailer 10 people stare … Visiting Dead Horse Ranch State Park is a wonderful way to make memories with friends and loved ones. Don’t let the name fool you. Once you look past the name (and the slightly creepy history) Dead Horse Ranch State Park is home to unbelievable views and a mountain of activities for outdoor lovers of all ages! Beginning road cyclists will find relatively flat paved roads with only a few gentle climbs and large parking areas perfect for practicing basic skills. Generators are prohibited. A launch ramp and dock are available at the East lagoon. Arizona Boating is not permitted in the upper (West) lagoon. On your ride, you can experience beauty and wildlife that is signature Arizona. The cabins are variably furnished with a full size bed, a bunk bed, table & chairs, dresser-drawer, ceiling fan with overhead light, and electricity. Fly-fishing the river and lagoons is becoming increasingly popular. deal. The Verde River Adventure Nature Scavenger Hunt. At one of the ranches they discovered a large dead horse lying by the road. Hitch a horse up for Horse Trail Adventures inside the park; with the cool equestrian trails available, you and your four-hoofed-friend can explore the desert together! When using Dead Horse Ranch as a base, one has a variety of attractions to visit, including: Jerome State Historic Park, Fort Verde State Historic Park, Red Rock State Park, Slide Rock State Park, Tuzigoot National Monument, Montezuma Castle and Well National Monuments, Oak Creek Canyon, Prescott National Forest, Coconino National Forest, and the popular towns of Sedona and Jerome. Picnic tables are located throughout the park, in both the day use areas and campground ramadas as well as being placed individually in various locations around the lagoons. When: Day-use hours are 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Each cabin also has a barbecue and picnic table outside. Dead Horse is also adjacent to the Verde River Greenway State Natural Area, which conserves land in its natural state. In April 2016, we stayed in our Motorhome at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood, AZ. The trails in this system are in Dead Horse Ranch State Park and in the Coconino National Forest.Trail users, the Dead Horse Ranch Trails Coalition, Arizona State Parks rangers and volunteers, and the Forest Service work together to manage and maintain the trails to provide an excellent experience in the park. A unique ecosystem and riparian zone offer plenty of opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. And you’ll want to make more than one trip, too – life along the river changes with the seasons so there’s always something new to experience. 446 Reviews #3 of 24 things to do in Cottonwood. Turn left on Main Street and proceed to North 10th Street. 5 pm every day, except Christmas. Dead Horse Ranch State Park is located adjacent to and across the Verde River from the community of Cottonwood. Three beautiful lagoons are home to dozens of bird species. 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