Verde River Day Features Over 40 Nature-Based Exhibits

Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 10.53.43 PMCalling all nature lovers! Saturday, September 27th, Dead Horse Ranch State Park is celebrating Verde River Day, a family friendly event featuring a full day of activities and events for all ages! This annual celebration is aimed at "promoting preservation and care of the environment by showcasing informative exhibits on the Verde's riparian habitat." Guests can enjoy a whole slew of events, including non-stop canoe rides, live entertainment and local food vendors. And for the kiddos there's a climbing wall, play area and pony rides. Don't miss out on over 40 different nature-based exhibits, including sand-castle building, nature hikes, live animals and more!

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Verde River Day is also adding an interactive artistic element with Earth Art Gallery, where guests are encouraged to participate and create with photography/graffiti, sand paint, weaving wall, and clay sculpting.

Looking for a little relaxation? Be sure to pack your fishing pole because folks of all ages are welcome to fish in the lagoon filled with catfish. The Arizona Fish and Game Department will also have fishing clinics available. Poles, bait and tackle will be provided for all ages.

Why not turn it into a weekend? Dead Horse Ranch State Park is home to 423 acres of great camping sites and cabins, available by reservation. Come celebrate the great outdoors with the whole family at Verde River Day, located just across from the Verde River in the beautiful town of Cottonwood. See you there!

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