June is “Great Outdoors Month”
Cottonwood AZ (May 24, 2013) – Governor Janice K. Brewer has proclaimed June 2013 as “Great Outdoors Month.” In recognition of Great Outdoors Month and National Fishing and Boating Week (June 1-9, 2013), Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Prescott National Forest will host the Verde Valley Fishing Fun Day at Dead Horse Ranch State Park on Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 8 a.m. to Noon.
Governor Brewer said, “Arizonans should get out and experience Arizona’s beauty and enjoy healthy activities such as biking, swimming, hiking and fishing in the month of June. Events such as this fishing clinic at Dead Horse Ranch State Park have a significant economic impact on the communities and counties of Arizona.”
The event will include games and activities for children of all ages and free fishing in the lagoon. Fishing poles and bait will be available and the lagoon will be stocked with catfish. The event is free but guests must check in at the park office. A fishing license is not required.
For more information about Dead Horse Ranch State Park call (928) 634-5283. Tent camp sites to full hookup camping sites are available at a fee of $15 to $30 depending on the type of camping site needed. Cabins are also available for $55 but reservations must be made well in advance. Reservations for camping can be made 24-hours-a-day at AZStateParks.com or by calling (520) 586-2283 between 8am and 5pm (Mountain Standard Time) seven days per week.
For information about all 27 Arizona State Parks, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call (602) 542-4174 (outside of the Phoenix metro area call toll-free (800) 285-3703), visit the website and online camping reservations at AZStateParks.com, Twitter/Facebook AZStateParks.