Sunday, March 1, 2009

Arizona State Parks in the Verde Valley, Arizona

There are two Arizona state parks near the Camp Verde area, both of which offer interesting insights into the Verde Valley area.

Fort Verde State Historic Park – This was a base for the US Army from 1865-1891 and is a nicely preserved example of a fort during this time. You can visit historic house museums (furnished in the 1880’s time period), as well as a visitor’s center with interpretive displays and artifacts. There are picnic tables, restrooms, RV and car parking, and is ADA accessible. The cost is $3/per adult.

Jerome State Historic Park - Unfortunately, this park was closed when we went to Jerome yesterday, yet when it’s open, the Douglas Mansion has exhibits on history, mining and geology of this early 1900’s when Jerome was a bustling mining town. There are picnic tables, restrooms, and a gift shop, but you do not want to take your RV up here – the roads are way too windy and narrow. The cost is $3/per adult. Be sure to call first to see if they’re open, as according to their website, they are closed for repairs for a few months.

1 comment:

sichblog said...

What a great blog. Packed with info. My wife and I will be heading out in May in our new traler and have found this site a great resource.

Thanks,
Scott

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