Verde River Day returns Sept. 27 at Dead Horse Ranch State Park
Verde River Day activities promote preservation and care of the environment by showcasing informative exhibits on the Verde River's riparian habitat.
This year's 26th annual event will take place Sept. 27 at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood. Some of the day's events include environmental exhibits, hands-on-activities, fishing, canoeing, and live entertainment.
The Verde River Days celebration begins at 9 a.m. and brings together more than 40 nature-based exhibits, sandcastle building, a menagerie of live animals, non-stop activities from canoe rides (with or without assistance), to nature hikes, as well as continuous entertainment and local food vendors.
Guests of all ages are welcome to fish in the lagoon that is loaded with hundreds of pounds of catfish. Join us for fishing, fun, food, hikes, activities, exhibits!
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.
Verde River Day was organized in 1988 to promote awareness of the Verde River's distinctive riparian habitat, where 85 percent of all area wildlife looks for sustenance.
For more information about Verde River Day, call (928) 634-5283.