Verde River @ Clarkdale
The Verde River @ Clarkdale project is a pivotal part of the Town’s Sustainable Clarkdale vision. Clarkdale’s vision with this project is to protect, preserve and restore the river and its habitat while honoring existing water rights, enhancing the public’s experience and improving the economy of Clarkdale. Since the project’s inception in 2011, the Town of Clarkdale has greatly expanded public river access on the Verde River @ Clarkdale, including site improvements at the 69-acre Tuzigoot River Access Point (located at 15 E. Tuzigoot Road) and the June, 2014 opening of the 110-acre Lower TAPCO River Access point (located at 3400 Sycamore Canyon Road). Visitors to the Verde River @ Clarkdale enjoy kayaking the 3 miles of river between the Lower TAPCO RAP and the Tuzigoot RAP. Other popular activities include fishing, hiking, picnicking, bird watching, photography, swimming/wading, and wildlife watching.
The Town of Clarkdale licenses commercial companies to operate kayak tours on the Verde River @ Clarkdale each year. The list of currently licensed outfitters is shown below:
- CLARKDALE KAYAK CO.
- SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST ADVENTURES - VERDE RIVER TOURS & KAYAK RENTALS
- VERDE RIVER INSTITUTE
water level SAFETY
BOATING IS NOT RECOMMENDED WHEN WATER LEVELS ARE ABOVE 300 CFS
Check the USGS National Water Information System's Stream Flow Gauge to see the current water levels near Clarkdale: Verde River Near Clarkdale
VERDE RIVER @ CLARKDALE MEMBERSHIP
Skip the vehicle pass envelopes! A VR@C Membership provides a year-long parking pass for the Lower TAPCO River Access Point. Fill out the following application and email or submit in-person at the Clarkdale Town Hall, 39 N. 9th Street, Clarkdale, AZ.
Verde River @ Clarkdale Membership Application