Camp Verde

Camp Verde, Arizona

“Gateway to the Verde Valley”

Located in the geographical center of Arizona, Camp Verde is an interesting and economical stop when planning your next trip. Settled in 1865, Camp Verde is the oldest settlement in the Verde Valley and is home of a historic military post, Fort Verde State Park. Fort Verde was built as protection for the settlers against Indian raids. Still a rural farming and western ranching community, you will find our town friendly and relaxed.

Our weather is beautifully unique, being at 3147 feet elevation and surrounded by mountains. The mountains shelter us and the summer rains make our valley green and lush. In fact, “verde” is the Spanish word for green. While you are here, you can enjoy our many outdoor activities, such as horseback riding, van tours, fishing, canoeing, hiking and camping.

Camp Verde has a wide variety of clubs, civic organizations, churches, and a very active senior center. Within our town limits are three Indian Reservations and an native American owned Casino and Visitor Center. We have lodging accommodations including motels, RV parks and genuine pitch-a-tent camping. A wide variety of restaurants serve up choices including country cooking, Mexican and Chinese food, and traditional western fare.

Make Camp Verde the destination for your next trip to Arizona! With an abundance of attractions, shops, restaurants, and lodging options, you’re sure to find whatever it is that you’re looking for in Camp Verde, Arizona!

Once you’re done exploring Camp Verde, Arizona, why not check out one of our intriguing neighboring communities? Just up (literally) the historic highway 89A is the copper mining town turned ghost town turned tourist destination of Jerome. Located in central Arizona’s Verde Valley, Cottonwood is ideally situated above the heat of the desert and below the cold of Arizona’s high country. At the base of Cleopatra Hill, is the quaint former company town of Clarkdale. Renowned for its stunning red buttes and monoliths is beautiful Sedona. Situated high in Arizona’s Bradshaw Mountains is Prescott. Once known as “Lonesome Valley”, Prescott Valley. If you’re looking to get away from it all, there’s no better choice than Chino Valley.

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