Fort Verde State Historic Park RV & Campground Guide


Located in Northern Arizona, Fort Verde State Historic Park is a brilliant display of the region's history. This state park is located in Camp Verde, Arizona, a small town that is full of character and has plenty of scenic views to boot. Fort Verde's land may be flat, but the Coconino National Forest and nearby mountains and canyons provide plenty of places to fish in forest lakes, and the area offers lazy creeks and streams to wade in on a hot summer day.

At an elevation of just over 3,000 feet, the Camp Verde area gets cold winters and mild summers. The small town offers numerous festivals throughout the year, including Fort Verde Days, the Crawdad Festival, and the Pecan, Wine and Antiques Festival.

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Spring 31-70 F
Summer 44-98 F
Fall 59-100 F
Winter 31-81 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Fort Verde State Historic Park

RVing is a convenient way of enjoying Arizona's beautiful state parks and historical monuments, and a great way to travel would be renting an RV from RVshare. It's easy to browse RVshare rentals to see what is being offered in the area that you would like to travel to.

Rio Verde RV Park

If you want a quiet place to park with amazing mountain views and the Verde River bubbling just feet away from where you are staying, Rio Verde RV Park is the place for you. Its amenities set it apart from most RV parks.

Rio Verde RV Park is open the entire year and offers mindful traveling and harmonious living. It is located just a mile north of Cottonwood, which provides for all of your general shopping needs. It's also just 15 minutes south of Sedona where the famous red rocks reign.

Rio Verde RV Park has some amenities that you will not see at many other RV parks. The staff offers free daily yoga classes to strengthen the mind and body. There are meditation classes to help ease the stress of everyday living. Also offered are natural health workshops to help create a more meaningful world.

This RV park sports 68 RV sites, each with full-service hookups. The 30-amp and 50-amp hookups are available at your request along with free Wi-Fi throughout the park. Rio Verde RV Park is pet friendly, so feel free to bring any of your fur babies as you walk along the many trails on the 30 landscaped acres.

Verde River RV Resort & Cottages

Verde River RV Resort & Cottages has access to the Verde River with just a short walk from the back of the resort's property. This is not just a place to camp; the staff offers spa services as well. The park welcomes all big-rig RVs, and the lots have plenty of length and width to accommodate the largest RVs on the market along with all of their slideouts.

The 125 RV sites offer pull-through and back-in spaces with full hookups. These include free wireless internet even during extended stays. The desert landscaping allows for easier leveling, and you'll have access to 30-amp and 50-amp hookups at your request.

If you like basketball or pickleball, Verde River Resort & Cottages has courts for those. There is a billiard room as well. Your little ones have access to a playground and the opportunity to create arts and crafts for the whole family. As for the spa amenities, the resort offers a heated pool, personal sauna rooms and a fitness center.

Distant Drums RV Resort

Located in Camp Verde, Distant Drums RV Resort is nestled right in the middle of Arizona's Wine Country. The campground is just minutes away from Jerome, Prescott and Sedona, allowing for easy access to further historical sites.

Distant Drums RV Resort has 157 spacious RV sites welcoming big rigs, with wide paved roads and full hookups including Wi-Fi and cable TV. Are you always worried about where the dumpster is? Don't worry; at Distant Drums RV Resort, there is on-site trash pickup.

There are plenty of things to do at this RV resort. An event center hosts weekly park events and also has a fully equipped kitchen that is available for you to use for special group events. The library has hundreds of books and videos for you to borrow.

Distant Drums RV Resort has a heated pool and Jacuzzi available along with an exercise room. If you have forgotten something or run out of supplies on your travels, the resort also has a country store to refuel.

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What to Do at
Fort Verde State Historic Park

In visiting Fort Verde State Historic Park, you will be able to experience life through the eyes of a frontier soldier. It was here that officers, enlisted men, scouts, doctors and their families lived, and with several historic house museums dedicated to showing how they lived, the park will teach you about their history and their way of life during frontier times.

Inside Fort Verde State Historic Park

Fort Verde State Historic Park is accessible for RVs and tour buses with plenty of parking and is ADA-accessible. The park offers picnic tables and restrooms as places to rest and freshen up as you tour the facilities. Fort Verde State Historic Park also hosts several events throughout the year, including Colonel's Daughter/Little Britches & Petticoat Contest and the annual Ornament-Making Workshop.

Outside Fort Verde State Historic Park

Just outside the park, you'll find other great attractions. Fun for the whole family, there's much to experience in and around For Verde.


Blazin' M Ranch

The Blazin' M Ranch is a place to enjoy a wide variety of sites and activities. Bring the whole family on the train ride, try the shooting gallery, pet the friendly farm animals and even try your hand at the mechanical roping horse. The Ranch is located just down the road inside Cottonwood.

Location: Cottonwood, AZ

Out of Africa Wildlife Park

If you love to visit the zoo, Camp Verde sports the Out of Africa Wildlife Park where you can see more than 400 animals that have come from all over the world. The Out of Africa Wildlife Park allows you to feed several of the animals throughout the year. 

Location: Camp Verde, AZ

Jerome Historical Society

Jerome is a hop, skip and a jump just down the road. There, you can visit the Jerome Historical Society located right on Main Street. With over 11,000 photos, maps, newspapers and documents, Jerome's archivist have preserved the past for each visitor wanting to learn more about the area's history through saved relics and information. The Jerome Historical Society site allows you to get a preview of what you are in for during a visit.

Location: Jerome, AZ

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How to Get to
Fort Verde State Historic Park

From Highway 17, take the Camp Verde Exit for Finnie Flat Road, also known as Highway 260. Fort Verde State Historic Park is on the east side of Camp Verde and is just minutes away from Highway 17.

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Entering Fort Verde State Historic Park

Open 9-4:30pm

Fort Verde State Historic Park Adult : $7.0

Fort Verde State Historic Park Children 7-13 : $4.0

Fort Verde State Historic Park Under 6 : $0.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Fort Verde State Historic Park

What is the best time of year to visit Fort Verde State Historic Park?

Photographers will particularly love visiting the park during late spring, when the local flora is in full bloom across the park. That time of year temperatures can hit a high of anywhere between the 80s and the high 90s.

What is the climate of Fort Verde State Historic Park?

The climate of Fort Verde State Historic Park is slightly cooler than that of nearby Phoenix, AZ. Winter nights in the park can drop to just below freezing. Summer brings temperatures in the high 90s and low 100s.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Fort Verde State Historic Park?

The local wildlife at Fort Verde State Historic Park includes birds of prey such as hawks, eagles, and black hawks. There are also smaller animals such as squirrels, ducks and frogs.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Fort Verde State Historic Park?

Camping is not allowed at Fort Verde State Historic Park. However, buses and RVs are welcome at the park for day visits if they keep to improved roadways within the park. There are parking spots that can accommodate larger vehicles.

Are pets allowed at Fort Verde State Historic Park?

Pets are allowed at Fort Verde State Historic Park, but they must be kept on a leash at all times. They are not allowed within the buildings in the park.