Lost Dutchman State Park
Lost Dutchman State Park
4.5
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Named after the fabled lost gold mine, Lost Dutchman State Park is located in the Sonoran Desert, 40 miles east of Phoenix. Several trails lead from the park into the Superstition Wilderness and surrounding Tonto National Forest. Take a stroll along the Native Plant Trail or hike the challenging Siphon Draw Trail to the top of the Flatiron. Depending on the year's rainfall, you might be treated to a carpet of desert wildflowers in the spring. Enjoy a weekend of camping and experience native wildlife including mule deer, coyote, javelina and jackrabbit. New for 2014! A four mile Mountain Bike Loop Trail has opened at the park -- this is a great way to enjoy the park's beauty! The park offers a variety of hiking trails, nature trails, picnic facilities, 134 campsites, a dump station, restrooms, showers, and group use areas. The visitor center sells maps and other publications. Before you hike, be prepared with enough water and proper footwear as the trails are steep and challenging.
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  • Bob
    Reno, Nevada488 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You really could get lost!!!!
    Let me tell you Arizona has some really nice state parks, my son & I went to Jerome & Fort Verde Historic State Park, along with both Tonto Natural Bridge & Kartchner Caverns State and none of them disappointed us. The Lost Dutchman State Park was really great, if it wasn’t for the Restroom building, we could’ve gotten lost. There is nothing but vast open space with ALOT Saguaros!!!!!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 September 2023
  • WWTraveler27
    Phoenix, Arizona135 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hiking with friends
    Absolutely one of the most enjoyable hikes in the valley. It's challenging with phenomenal views. Takes a good 3 to 4 hours. Bring plenty of water and leave time to chill when you reach the top. I am looking forward to returning.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 November 2023
  • LocalTravelerAZ
    Phoenix, Arizona290 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Can’t beat the scenery
    This park is just so beautiful. This is our third time camping here. It would be nice if there were more sites with electric and water. This trip I must say the camp hosts were not very nice. We are here with the Airstream club. Lots of silver trailers and they just seem to complain in a grouchy way allot. We are a good group no need to be bitchy. Other than that the campground is perfect. Lots to do and see around here.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 January 2024
  • EvBeE
    Denver, Colorado230 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    BEAUTIFUL CAMPGROUND!!!
    We loved this campground. We were in site 55. We think that loop was the best - although I don't think there is a bad loop. We had a site with electricity and water. It is in the Sonoran Desert about 40 miles from Phoenix. Lots of beautiful cacti. Many were in bloom. Lots of hiking. Well cleaned bathrooms and showers!. LARGE sites!! Great view of Superstition mountain. Our spot was pull through and very long, as are many in the loop. Every site has a fire pit and picnic table. They also have a dump station. Gates close at 10:00 pm. Do not get there after 10pm!. You won't get in! Gates reopen at 6:00 am. Phoenix was so congested with traffic that this was a wonderful, quiet place. Easy drive into Phoenix. Good paved roads all the way.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 May 2024
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Darlene D
Cumberland, RI71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Beautiful place. Love to see all the cactus and the formation of this rock place. God’s beauty. They have picnic tables and rest area sit shade if too hot.
Written 17 June 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Best staycation we've ever had. Rented a mini cabin for 2 nights, less than a hotel room..five beds total, 2 rooms and a dining area, a/c... we brought a cooler and electric skillet, as there is a ban on fire right now due to wildfires.

You have to walk to the bathrooms, and it was hilarious how the kids panicked every time they needed to go. The showers are amazing, clean, and well kept.

We drove to Canyon Lake, rented a 26ft pontoon boat with a water slide and drove the river, kids had a blast sliding into the lake...visited the ghost town about 1/3 mile down the road...make sure you visit the mystery shack!

Overall great time, drove an hour from Phoenix,and felt the best peace I've had in a while.... $500 trip with boat rental included..went with hubby and 5 kids, and yes we all fit into a tiny cabin, lol. One of the best family times ever, and I take my kids a lot of places on a budget!
Written 8 June 2024
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EvBeE
Denver, CO230 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We loved this campground. We were in site 55. We think that loop was the best - although I don't think there is a bad loop. We had a site with electricity and water. It is in the Sonoran Desert about 40 miles from Phoenix. Lots of beautiful cacti. Many were in bloom. Lots of hiking. Well cleaned bathrooms and showers!. LARGE sites!! Great view of Superstition mountain. Our spot was pull through and very long, as are many in the loop. Every site has a fire pit and picnic table. They also have a dump station. Gates close at 10:00 pm. Do not get there after 10pm!. You won't get in! Gates reopen at 6:00 am. Phoenix was so congested with traffic that this was a wonderful, quiet place. Easy drive into Phoenix. Good paved roads all the way.
Written 22 May 2024
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Expedition615329
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
One of the best campgrounds for campers who want scenery, privacy, and nature but do not want to be super primitive. We camped with our pop up Sylvansport Go trailer in site 67. The proximity to bathroom with flush toilet and hot shower couldn’t have been better. Campers will be stoked to know there is a dishwashing station with HOT water! This hardly ever is the case. The town of Apache Junction (with Walmart Supercenter) is minutes away and convenient to laundry etc., but miles away if you are looking for the peace being tucked away amid cacti and sagebrush will provide. The town of Goldfield provides touristy distraction if that’s your thing. My only disappointment is that I did not get a site with electricity and keeping my devices charged was a wee bit annoying. Guess I need a better battery.
Written 5 May 2024
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jeff r
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The cabin rentals list two vehicle parking. You need to pay $15.00 per night for the second parking spot if both drivers are not living at the same address. I don't understand why that would make any differance at all. Just a money maker. Great park but pricy.
Written 1 May 2024
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Btimes2605
Bismarck, ND48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
It was an easy trail to walk for us. Granted we didn't take the tough route, but it was still a nice walk, longer than we realized by the time we got back to the car. The view was definitely worth it
Written 19 April 2024
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LocalTravelerAZ
Phoenix, AZ290 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
This park is just so beautiful. This is our third time camping here. It would be nice if there were more sites with electric and water.
This trip I must say the camp hosts were not very nice. We are here with the Airstream club. Lots of silver trailers and they just seem to complain in a grouchy way allot. We are a good group no need to be bitchy.
Other than that the campground is perfect.
Lots to do and see around here.
Written 21 January 2024
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WWTraveler27
Phoenix, AZ135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Absolutely one of the most enjoyable hikes in the valley. It's challenging with phenomenal views. Takes a good 3 to 4 hours. Bring plenty of water and leave time to chill when you reach the top. I am looking forward to returning.
Written 5 November 2023
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Bob
Reno, NV488 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Let me tell you Arizona has some really nice state parks, my son & I went to Jerome & Fort Verde Historic State Park, along with both Tonto Natural Bridge & Kartchner Caverns State and none of them disappointed us. The Lost Dutchman State Park was really great, if it wasn’t for the Restroom building, we could’ve gotten lost. There is nothing but vast open space with ALOT Saguaros!!!!!
Written 2 September 2023
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mikeS7619
San Tan Valley, AZ123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
One of the best located campsites / staging areas ever. This review is long overdue as I have visited the park about a dozen times over the last year. It is conveniently located with a wide range of outdoor activities within a few miles.

The only negative, in my opinion, is with the way they present the park. There is very little to do in the park itself, great campsite and a few short trails but 95% of the activities are outside of the park in the surrounding area. Their main selling point, superstition mountains, are outside the park.

On the plus side, I have camped here a few times and plan to this year as well, and the campsites are clean, reasonably priced, and of course, in an excellent overall location. Within a few miles, you can go to a beautiful lake, Canyon lake, have fun on a very twisty road, Apache Trail, go off-roading on some challenging OHV trails, visit a tourist site, Goldfield, or even do a wide range of hikes, from simple ones around Superstition Mountains, to the challenging Flatiron climb. Of course, can't forget that despite all these outdoor options, civilization is just a few miles away in Apache Junction.

Overall, a nice park in a perfect location.
Written 26 April 2023
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