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26th Annual Verde River Day

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September 28
Dead Horse Ranch State Park

Verde River Day at Dead Horse Ranch State Park Promotes Preservation  and Environment of the Verde River on Saturday, September 27

Dead Horse Ranch State Park will celebrate the annual Verde River Day on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The activities during Verde River Day promote preservation and care of the environment by showcasing informative exhibits on the Verde's riparian habitat.

The event brings together 40-plus nature-based exhibits, sandcastle building, a menagerie of live animals, non-stop activities from canoe rides (with or without assistance), continuous live entertainment and local food vendors.

Guests of all ages are welcome to fish in the lagoon that is loaded with hundreds of pounds of catfish or take advantage of the scheduled Arizona Game & Fish Department's fishing clinic. Fishing licenses are not required during clinic hours. Poles, bait, and tackle are provided for all ages.

Other activities include a climbing wall, kid's play area, pony rides and an Earth Art Gallery visitors are welcome to participate in by creating a pictograph/graffiti wall, clay play with real river clay, sand, mud and tree sculpting, weaving wall and sand painting.

Dead Horse Ranch State Park is located adjacent to and across from Verde River near the community of Cottonwood. It is centrally located near several major population centers such as Flagstaff, Phoenix and Prescott.

For more information call (928) 634-5283 visit Tent camp sites to full hookup camping sites are available at a fee of $15 to $30 depending on the type of camping site needed. Cabins are also available for $55 but reservations must be made well in advance. Reservations for camping can be made 24-hours-a-day at or by calling (520) 586-2283 between 8am and 5pm (Mountain Standard Time) seven days per week.

For information about all 27 Arizona State Parks, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call (602) 542-4174 or visit Campsite and Cave Tour reservations can be made online at or by calling the Reservation Call Center at (520) 586-2283. Open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST. Follow AZStateParks on Twitter and Facebook.

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Cottonwood, AZ 86326
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