Masks are required when visiting our ranger stations, restrooms, stores, or historic buildings. Please also wear a mask while recreating outside if social distancing cannot be maintained. Limited day use will be allowed. Parking is reduced.
Camping at Dead Horse Ranch
Camp and RV sites on the Verde River
Campsite reservations are available online or by calling our friendly folks at the Arizona State Parks Reservation Desk at 1-877-MY PARKS (697-2757). We're available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arizona time. There is a $5 non-refundable reservation fee per reserved site.
There are more than 100 large RV sites available. For after-hours arrivals, vacant sites may be occupied on a night-by-night basis only. Most of the pull-through sites can accommodate 40-foot motor homes and truck and trailer rigs up to 65 feet and include potable water and 30/50-amp service. Generators are prohibited.
All campground loops include modern, ADA accessible restroom facilities providing hot water and showers and are free to registered campers. There is a stay limit of 14 nights in a 30-day period. The park is often sold out in the spring and fall. It's a good idea to reserve early or check availability online or by phone a few days in advance. To learn more about camping and recreation opportunities in your Arizona State Parks, see this comprehensive guide to camping in Arizona.
Fees: Fees range from $30–35 per night for sites with electricity, and $20 per night for sites without electricity. Campsite fees are based on two vehicles per site with no more than one of the vehicles being an RV/motorhome. There is a $15 per night fee for second vehicles. The fee does not apply to vehicles towed behind a primary vehicle when the primary vehicle remains at the site and the towed vehicle is used for transportation.
Quail Loop: 43 campsites, including one ADA accessible site.
Red-Tail Loop: 36 campsites, including one ADA accessible site.
Cooper’s Hawk Loop: 27 campsites, including two ADA accessible sites.
Blackhawk Loop: 17 non-electric campsites, including one ADA accessible site, reserved exclusively for tents. RVs, including campers and vans, are not permitted. The loop is adjacent to modern restroom facilities providing hot water and showers.
For cancellation policy see Reservation Policies: Terms & Conditions
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Arizona’s state park system does not receive General Fund monies that the state generates through taxes. As a self-sustaining agency, it is vital to receive public support for ongoing costs and upgrades to the park system you enjoy.
How will your donation be used?
- Improvement projects like playgrounds, restrooms, and other infrastructure to improve park experiences
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- Trail maintenance and construction
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