Introduction to Camp Verde, Arizona
Camp Verde, Arizona, in Yavapai county, is 45 miles S of Flagstaff, Arizona and 78 miles N of Phoenix, Arizona. Part of the surrounding Flagstaff metro area, Camp Verde is home to some 9,451 residents.
Camp Verde History
In 1865, the United States military occupied Camp Verde in order to protect settlers farming along the Verde River. The first military post was established in the same year. It was given its current name in 1879 to signify a sense of permanence. Yavapai County was created by the First Arizona Territorial Legislature in 1865. The present boundaries of the county were established in 1891.
Camp Verde and nearby Attractions
- Red Rock State Park
- Smoki Museum
- Pine Mountain Wilderness
- Sedona Arts Center
- Montezuma Castle National Monument
- Clemenceau Heritage Museum
Things To Do In Camp Verde
The Out of Africa Wildlife Park, Montezuma's Castle, Fort Verde State Historic Park and the Cathedral Rock Lodge are all accessible from Camp Verde. Local parks include the Dead Horse Ranch State Park, the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness, the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness and the Oak Creek Canyon Natural Area. Local historical sites include the Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum, the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, the Sedona Arts Center and the Smoki Museum. Local festivals include Pioneer Days and the Mule Show every September and the Corn Festival every July.
Camp Verde Transportation
Phoenix Sky Harbor International is the nearest major airport.
Camp Verde Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at the Rio Salado Community College, Yavapai College and Northern Arizona University.