Open Year-round
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Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
Yes
Potable water
Yes
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There are not a lot of options for camping in the Sedona area, particularly for campers with RVs. There are the primitive campgrounds up the Oak Creek Canyon that only accommodate smaller vehicles, and there are a few RV parks in Cottonwood and Sedona that don’t offer a real outdoor experience. A wonderful compromise is the great (and popular) campground at Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Close to all the outdoor adventures that Sedona offers and having many recreational options right in the park, this is a great option to consider.

The campground is widely dispersed, with three RV/tent loops, one tent-only loop and a group/overflow loop, all with separate entrances. The tent loop and two of the RV/tent loops (Blackhawk, Cooper's Hawk and Red-tailed Hawk) are up on a hill and have some nice views of the valley below. Quail Loop is more wooded and shady but has no views. There are showers in every loop and flush toilets. This is a very nicely laid out campground, with decent-sized sites and decent space between sites. The upper loops are on a hill overlooking the town of Cottonwood and the Verde Valley beyond, so the views from some campsites are very nice, particularly at night. As nice as this campground is, it is also very much in demand. During the busy months it is typically full every night. Reservations months in advance are strongly advised.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Great location to explore the Sedona area. Nice views. Well-maintained campground.

Cons

Very popular.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Arizona State Parks

Reservation phone number

1 (520) 586-2283

Features

ADA accessible
Flushing toilets
Showers
Potable water
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Horseback riding
Playground

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Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Red Rock District, Coconino National Forest
Red Rock District, Coconino National Forest

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