Verde River Day 2017
Dead Horse Ranch State Park
September 30, 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dead Horse Ranch State Park, located in Cottonwood, Arizona, will celebrate its 29th Annual Verde River Day on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Park entrance fees will be waived for all visitors attending the event. All of the activities are at no cost, thanks to the many exhibitors and sponsors.
Verde River Day promotes preservation and care of the environment by showcasing informative exhibits on the Verde's unique riparian habitat.
Some of the day's events include a climbing wall, organized canoe and kayak rides, sand castle building, and nature-based exhibits. Guests of all ages are welcome to fish the lagoon, which will be freshly stocked with catfish. Poles, bait and tackle are provided for all ages. No fishing license is needed. There will be a wide range of entertainment throughout the day.
Enjoy the Verde Valley's best pancake breakfast. Non-Profit Food vendors will be cooking up Indian fry bread, hot dogs and hamburgers for nominal fees.
Try pottery making by hand and take your creation home with you . See the live birds and reptiles.
Verde River Day was organized in 1988 to promote awareness of the Verde River's distinctive riparian habitat, where 85 percent of all wildlife in the area looks for sustenance.
For more information about Verde River Day, call (928) 634-5283.
March 24, 2018
Liberty Wildlife Eagle Program
A speaker from the facility will present about a variety of animals. They provide a hands on experience while encouraging up close and personal interaction with the animal guests.
March 31, 2018
Desert Safety by Olivia Bogues
Learn about rattlesnakes, Gila monsters, gopher snakes, and desert tortoises in the safety and comfort of a classroom environment! Throughout this demonstration, students will learn what to do if they ever see or hear a rattlesnake in the wild, why Gila monsters are such amazing animals, why desert tortoises are protected animals, and how to tell if a snake is venomous or non-venomous.
March 31, 2018
Harpy Trails Music by Ken and Lyn Mikell
Ken and Lyn Mikell play a wide range of traditional cowboy music, closely tied to Celtic roots. The duo has been performing together for over 30 years and uses a wide range of musical instruments to animate the music and poetry that followed the trail west.
May 19-20, 2018
Family Campout at Dead Horse Ranch
Arizona Family Campout Program weekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping.