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Lost Dutchman State Park

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Address: 5 miles ne of Apache Junction off State Route 88, 5 miles Northeast of Apache Junction off State Route 88, Apache Junction, AZ 85219
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Named after the fabled lost gold mine, Lost Dutchman State Park is located...

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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Visit the old town at the entrance of the park

Great to visit with kids. Nice "old" gold town. Take the little train around the town and go intonthe different buildings .

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great to visit with kids. Nice "old" gold town. Take the little train around the town and go intonthe different buildings .

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Cheyenne, WY
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a short drive here from Apache Jct to do light hiking. Such a nice trip, great walking trails and so beautiful to see the desert up close. It's on our list to do next time we go back to Apache Jct.

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

During a 5 week trip through several states, we were lucky enough to get a chance to stay at this campground, and it was without a doubt one of our favourites. Unfortunately, we ended up visiting during spring break, so the campground was full, and we only managed to wedge in a single night stay, but certainly wished we had... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful State Park within Tonto National Forest on the Apache Trail. Lots of wildlife and a perfect setting for photographers.

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Fremont, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned to Lost Dutchman Mine State Park in May. The park is so pretty. We did some hikes this time. Their picnic areas is also nice for a picnic. There is a day use fee. The park ranger office is manned; after hours there is a self pay station.

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used the RV park campground and loved it! Some loops, like ours, have electricity and water, some sites just have water and some sites are specifically for tent camping. None of the sites have sewer hookups. We stayed 3 days and utilized the dump station on our way out and used a lot of plastic dishes. The view of... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous scenery, clean and beautiful area. It cost $7 to get in, the park Ranger can advise u of the best trails. They have water and restrooms. Lot's of trails and amazing pictures spots. Great hiking area.

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Niagara, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying close to this park while in Apache Junction. Went to hike and bike in the park three times. Nice variety of trails. Friendly staff. Felt safe leaving the vehicle there while hiking.

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Lansing, Michigan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice hiking, gradual incline, nicely groomed trails. Beautiful sites of greater Phoenix and surrounding mountain ranges

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mountains are just incredibly pretty...must see if you are in AZ! Easy access to trails, friendly people around.

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