Print State boosts Camp Verde tourism
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 09:04

Camp Verde is being featured this year in the Arizona Department of Tourism’s “Summer in AZ” campaign, along with other areas in the Verde Valley.The Verde River holds true to its name. Ranging in shades from emerald to turquoise, “The Green River” passes through Camp Verde in two spots. Near the Black Bridge on Montezuma Castle Highway, the water flows gently, perfect for tubing or kayaking. Because of this, the Arizona Office of Tourism is pushing Camp Verde as a water recreation tourist destination.

The community is being touted as a destination for water-based activities, particularly for the adventure of putting in a kayak or canoe at Beasley Flats.


The particular feature, called “Make a Splash,” is in the official state visitor’s guide.

It quotes Tyler Williams, the author of “Paddling Arizona: A Guide to Lakes, Rivers and Creeks.”

“With a put-in at Beasley Flats and take-out at Childs, this 16-mile frothy adventure rewards rafters with several Class II and III rapids, including ‘Off the Wall,’ which Williams describes as ‘a fast sluice against ledges with some powerful reactionary waves,’” the guide states.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, June 25, edition of The Camp Verde Journal.