|Variety of experiences draw Verde River boaters|
|Written by Staci Gasser|
|Monday, 18 March 2013 00:00|
Not too many people think boating when they think of Arizona unless it’s at the popular destinations of Lake Powell and Lake Havasu during spring break.
Yet, the Verde Valley is home to one of Arizona’s two “wild and scenic” rivers, as named by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Forest Service.
Open year-round, the Verde River is a somewhat undiscovered stretch of water that can be used for numerous recreational purposes, particularly recreational boating. Some stretches provide scenic canoeing among long pools and manageable riffles, perfect for a slow drift or tubing. Other sections become fun whitewater runs during the spring snow melt or summer thunderstorms.
For the full story, please see the Friday, March 15, issue of the Camp Verde Journal or Cottonwood Journal Extra.
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