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Lost Dutchman State Park

6109N E Apache Trl, 5 miles Northeast of Apache Junction off State Route 88, Apache Junction, AZ 85119-8656
+1 480-982-4485
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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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6109N E Apache Trl, 5 miles Northeast of Apache Junction off State Route 88, Apache Junction, AZ 85119-8656
+1 480-982-4485
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These sites have ZERO shade, so make sure the weather is to your liking. Even mid-November, the temps hit 88 and the sites were warm. We spent the afternoon climbing the Siphon Draw trail to Flatiron (which can be seen in the opener left hand...More

Thank ExploreAZcouple
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Vistas!!! Plus, a chance to find the Legendary Lost Dutchman Goldmine!!! A real Wild West experience. Guided tours available. I prefer to explore on my own! BRING WATER!!!

Thank Vincent W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice campgrounds. Ther is water and electric at each site. Then there is a dump staion on the way out. The camp host are very nice. We stayed there 2 times. We will go back.

Thank rick65wagon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time camping at the Lost Dutchman state park with my group of friends. The camp site is at the base of the Superstition mountain and is a beautiful location with the evenings especially awesome. We camped here during month of September so...More

Thank Sajesh E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always bring our winter guests to Dutchman for a morning hike to watch the sun rise over the beautiful Superstition Mountains before breakfast. It's become our yearly tradition.

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lost Dutchman State Park is representative of southern Arizona with lots of Saguaro cactus and the mountains in the background. Fee required is 7.00.They have camping, however we didn't stay overnight. This park is 320 acres, we stopped on the way from Canyon Lake, which...More

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 14 October 2017

So close to Scottsdale and so beautiful. We loved hiking here. We took a medium level of difficulty trail and it was just right. We were breathing hard on the way up. The views are outstanding (attaching some pictures). Also, when you are here, check...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

This is one of the more beautiful Campground that I have ever been to. It's it's at the base of the superstitious mountains with lots of camping spaces. It fills up very fast, and is hard to get into.

Thank farmerblake
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This park has ample picnic areas for families and groups including parking. The hiking trails are some of the best in the state. The Flat Iron - Siphon Draw - is an advanced trail that should only be done with plenty of daylight. I've seen...More

Thank Brendaferland
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Desert dwellers abound. There are many trails both easy and more difficult. Did you find the lost gold yet?

Thank lizamil
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Danielle G
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Response from Deborah S | Reviewed this property |
anyone of the grocery stores has wood for sale
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Response from ROSALIE F | Reviewed this property |
So Sorry; but, I don't know.