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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 14 August 2017

Beautiful backdrop for a wedding. The desert, views of the Superstition Mountains, made the wedding day spectacular.

Thank Carolann F
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The place is pretty close to my place. Never expected anything from it until i was in the place that made me feel like im not in arizona. The lakes, trees, mountains and shops all cotributed to that feeling of being excited.

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is the Central Arizona Desert at its best. A true feel for plants of the desert, views of the Superstition Mountains, often a variety of smaller wildlife and a gateway to a few of the lakes close to the Mesa/Gilbert/Chandler area.

Thank Zudora
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We went to Lost Dutchman State Park for our first time on 6/4/17. It was before noon, however the summer season temperatures were already starting to climb. We knew we were not going to do a long hike, yet we still wanted to explore the...More

1  Thank BGirolamo
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We did not like the RV park we had booked in Apache Junction, so we asked around and was told about this park. What a great find! There were lots of sites available. We choose a site that faced Superstition mountain. We sat out at...More

Thank Livingthedream53
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We did a four-mile hike here and really enjoyed it. The scenery is beautiful, and there are some huge saguaro cacti. It was quite hot even in late April, so we didn't hike far up the mountain. You'd want to start early in the morning...More

Thank Leon P
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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

Thank Corn15
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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.

Thank Mel L
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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...More

Thank elsa22154992
Reviewed 15 May 2017

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

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