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Rent a Pin Drop - Preserve the Verde River

Of all the many attractions of the Verde Valley, Arizona, none are as spectacular as the Verde River, one of the last free flowing rivers in the American Southwest. The Verde River still flows year round and still sustains a "critical green oasis of life through the heart of Arizona for approximately 192 miles." (source:

To support river conservation and this critical resource to the region, the Pin Drop Team is excited to be partnering with the Friends of the Verde River in support of their River Friendly Living Program.

The Verde River. Photo Credit: Friends of the Verde River


The Smithsonian Water Ways exhibit at the Camp Verde Community Library in 2019.
Smithsonian Water Ways Exhibit, 2019. Camp Verde, Arizona

Owners Tim and Ruth Ellen Elinski have camped along and near the Verde River, an amazing resource and wildlife habitat in central Arizona, for many years. Tim himself grew up along the East Verde River outside of Payson, Arizona and has many summer memories of time spent along the banks and floating on the Verde. For sure the Verde River has inspired bits and pieces of the Pin Drop brand, and the team is committed to the preservation of this important river greenway, and this free flowing river.

As part of Pin Drop Travel Trailers core values and leave no trace philosophy they have recently joined forces with the Friends of the Verde River and other businesses to further Verde River conservation projects. The Pin Drop Team is now committing 50% of all nightly rental revenue to the Friends of the Verde River's River Friendly Living Program. You can rent a Pin Drop Travel Trailer and support the Verde River at the same time.


What is it?

River Friendly Living inspires a culture of voluntary river conservation. We support and recognize the residents, businesses, and communities that strive to protect the river. The River Friendly Living small grant program supports a healthy, flowing Verde River.

Why should I get involved?

Businesses that take part in the River Friendly Living small grant program signal their support for a healthy Verde River.

Who can apply?

Individuals, businesses, non-profits, and municipalities can apply for grants. Projects must further River Friendly goals. Based on business participation, up to $10,000* is available in 2021-2022, for grants of up to $5,000 each.

How do I take part?

As a business person, you can show your support for a healthy Verde River through tax-deductible donations to Friends of the Verde River. Contact Isaac Dudley ( to sign up or increase your donations.

*All funds collected support the River Friendly Living program.


The River Friendly Living Program grants offer funding for conservation, restoration, and education projects that help preserve, restore, or enhance the Verde River and its tributaries.

This year the following projects were funded: