Cottonwood, Arizona

Dead Horse Ranch State ParkOther reviewers at

October, 2015

The Lowe’s overall rating (based on value for the
money, quality amenities and utilities, site suitability
and what we think other RV’ers in our situation would
be looking for) = 8 out of 10 stars

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Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
We stayed in site #3, which was near the main road
into the park in the Quail Loop section.  Next time
we would stay either farther back in that section,
or better yet up on the hill in the Red-tailed or
Cooper’s Hawk loops.  There was less traffic in
those loops.  Other than that, the park was very
nice with no exterior traffic noise and a generally
friendly group of folks staying here at this time of
the year.

Road and site access/type?
All paved interior roads and sites, there was a mix
of pull-through and back-in sites.  Access into all of
the sites was easy with no overhanging trees.

Sites spacious and/or level?  Comments?
Spacing between sites was generous, with grass
areas and small trees separating most sites.  Ours
was close to level and we didn’t need to deploy
our jacks.  It looked like most other sites were
level as well.  The long pull-through sites had
plenty of length for a large RV and vehicle.
Utilities were placed in such a way that hookups
were effortless.

Utilities and WiFi/cell reception?
All sites were electric and water only, no sewer.
The 50-amp power was strong, as was the water
pressure.  We had great Verizon service to our
boosted hotspot and cell phones.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
The tables and fire pits were of excellent quality,
and the site hosts sold and delivered firewood at
a reasonable price.  There were also BBQ stands
at each site the I used to hold my Weber unit for
convenient cooking.

Bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
No laundry room here, but the restrooms and
showers were modern and clean.  Showers had
small benches and hooks for the goodies.

Pet and/or kid friendly?
I didn’t see any dedicated facilities for kids or
pets, but the trails and other nearby areas for
outdoor activities were plentiful.

Bicycle/walking trails nearby?
There were several short walking trails within
the park, including one around the beautiful
lagoon.  We also explored the paths at Tuzigoot
National Monument just three miles up the road.

Groceries & other services nearby?
There was a Safeway and Walmart only 3-4 miles
up the road, and “old town” Cottonwood had great
restaurants just outside of the park.  This was a
small town, so no major RV repair facilities were
available here.  Flagstaff was the nearest large
city, about 50 miles north.

We really liked this park.  With the old town area
of Cottonwood and Jerome up on the hill only 10
miles away there was plenty to see and do.  It was
only a 20-mile drive to Sedona and the wonderful
things to do there.  It was also close enough to
Flagstaff that a day there was a must-do.  We
would definitely come back to this park again!