Camp Verde in Yavapai County is located just off I-17 on 260 — 50 miles south of Flagstaff and 85 miles north of Phoenix in the Verde River Valley. The town is surrounded by mountains reaching 8,000 feet in elevation (Camp Verde's elevation is 3,133 feet) and nationally protected forests. Temperatures range from a high of 100 degrees in the summer to a low of 30 degrees in winter.

Although not incorporated as a town until 1986, Camp Verde was actually founded in 1865, making it the oldest community in the Verde River Valley. It was originally established to protect settlers from Indian raids, and the nearby Fort Verde State Park still contains four original adobe fort buildings from that era.

Today the area boasts two airports for charter craft: privately owned Rimrock with its 2,500-foot unpaved runway and Montezuma Heights Air Park, another private air strip with a paved strip.

Did You Know?

Camp Verde is located at the geographical center of Arizona.

Camp Verde's population is less than 10,000 people occupying approximately 46 square miles of land.

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