Camp Verde is a town in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. Located about 20 miles southeast of Sedona and near I-17. The population of the town is, according to the 2010 census, 10,873.
Camp Verde is yet another rural, picturesque small town in Arizona that is also steeped in history and tradition. Located about 90 miles north of Phoenix near the historic Montezuma Castle National Monument and Fort Verde State Historic Park, Camp Verde is a favorite tourist destination. The small populationand beautiful mountain setting makes Camp Verde one of the best cities to live in Arizona for families and individuals who want to get away from it all.
Camp Verde’s Historic Downtown is approximately 1-mile (1.6 km) from I-17 and contains a grocery store, physician facilities, shopping, dining, historical museum, Fort Verde State Historic Park, chamber of commerce/visitor center and town offices.
Camp Verde is known for its numerous festivals held throughout the year. The town hosts an annual corn festival in July, sponsored and organized by Hauser and Hauser Farms. Other annual festivals include Fort Verde Days (October); the Pecan, Wine and Antiques Festival (February); and the Crawdad Festival (June).
Tourist attractions include Montezuma Castle National Monument, Fort Verde State Historic Park, and Out of Africa Wildlife Park. The Cliff Castle Casino, operated by the Yavapai-Apache Nation Indian tribe, is an important gambling destination for north and central Arizona. Montezuma Castle National Monument is located in the town, just off I-17 exit 289. Fort Verde State Historic Park is located in Camp Verde’s Historic Downtown.
Map and directions for Camp Verde, AZ