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Verde River Day

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood will celebrate its 30th annual Verde River Day on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Arizona State Parks has waived park entrance fees for all visitors attending the event. All of the activities are at no cost, thanks to the many exhibitors and sponsors.

Including the Cottonwood Community Band, Verde Valley Voices and the Jerome Ukulele Orchestra.

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 in the lagoon that is loaded with hundreds of pounds of catfish. Poles, bait and tackle are provided for all ages. No fishing license is needed 8am – noon. There will be a wide range of entertainment throughout the day. Including the Cottonwood Community Band, Verde Valley Voices, Dave Joslin and the Jerome Ukalele Orchestra.

Enjoy the best pancake breakfast. Non-Profit Food vendors will be cooking up hot dogs, Hamburgers and more for nominal fees. Cash only.

See the live birds and reptiles. We will also have guided Bird Walks throughout the day.

Game and Fish will be stocking the fish and will be conducting the fishing clinic, which will include providing loaner equipment and bait to participants. Offering free bait, license-free fishing and loaner equipment offering free bait, license-free fishing and loaner equipment.

Verde River Day was organized in 1989 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.


September 28
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Cottonwood Chamber
(928) 634-7593


Dead Horse Ranch State Park
675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd
Cottonwood, AZ 86326 United States
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(928) 634-5283

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