Getting There -- Camp Verde is just off I-17 at the junction with Ariz. 260. The latter highway leads northwest through the Verde Valley for 12 miles to Cottonwood.

Visitor Information -- Contact the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, 1010 S. Main St., Cottonwood (tel. 928/634-7593;

Festivals -- Avid birders may want to plan their visit to coincide with the annual Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival (tel. 928/282-2202;, which is held the last weekend in April.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.