Verde River Day 2017 - Backpacker

Verde River Day 2017

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Group: Arizona State Parks

When: Saturday, September 30, 9 am to 3 pm

Where: Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Cottonwood

Cost: Free


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.

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