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Location

Lost Dutchman Locator Map

Elevation 2,000 feet   Fees

Contact the Park:
(480) 982-4485
Lost Dutchman SP
6109 N. Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ 85119

Facilities

Visitor Center Restrooms Gift Shop Exhibits Group: Day Use Areas Group: Camping Sites Camping Non Electric RV Sites Electric RV Sites Dump Station Showers Picnic Areas/Shelters Hiking Trails Biking Wildlife Viewing

Nearest Services: 5 miles

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511 Speed Code

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Park's Speed Code: 4223#

Fees

Park Entrance Fees:
Per Vehicle (1-4 Adults): $7.00
Individual/Bicycle: $3.00

Camping Fees:
Non-Electric site: $15-$17
Electric site: $25-$30

Fee Schedule

Friends Group

Friends of Lost Dutchman State Park

Friends of Lost Dutchman State Park, a non-profit organization

Adopt a Cactus

Adopt a Cactus, Adopt a Saguaro and fundraise for the Friends group!

Facilities

Facilities available at Lost Dutchman State Park.

 
Visitor Center Visitor Center

Visitor CenterThe Lost Dutchman Visitor Center includes a gift shop and is open daily 8 am – 4 pm. Summer hours vary. Restrooms are located inside. The park is open 365 days a year.

 
Restrooms Restrooms

The park has modern, handicap accessible restrooms located in two of the three day use areas, and two restroom/shower buildings located in the campground.

 
Gift Shop Gift Shop

Books, maps, and souvenirs are available in the Gift Shop, located in the Visitor Center. Brochures on local attractions are also available. Visa and Mastercard are accepted.

 
Exhibits Exhibits

A few exhibits are located in the Visitor Center.

 
Group Day Use Areas Group: Day Use Areas

Cholla Group RamadaThe Cholla Group Ramada can be reserved by groups of 12 or more up to 12 months in advance. It has 4 tables under a large roof with lights, electricity, nearby water spigot, grills and a fire pit. A non-refundable $5.00 reservation fee and a $25 facility use fee applies to use the ramada. All vehicles must pay the day use entry fee. The ramada area has superb views of the nearby Superstition Mountains.

Saguaro Group RamadaThe Saguaro Group Ramada can be reserved by groups of 12 or more up to 12 months in advance. It has 4 tables under a large roof with lights, electricity, water spigot, grills and a fire pit. A non-refundable $5.00 reservation fee and a $25 facility use fee applies to use the ramada. All vehicles must pay the day use entry fee. The ramada area has views of the Superstition Mountains as well as overlooking the Mesa and Phoenix skyline area.

Palo Verde Group RamadaThe Palo Verde Group Ramada can be reserved by groups of 20 or more up to 12 months in advance. It has 8 tables under a large roof with lights, electricity, water spigot, and grills. A non-refundable $5.00 reservation fee and a $25 facility use fee applies to use the ramada. All vehicles must pay the day use entry fee. This newest ramada area has spectacular views of the Superstition Mountains and its own parking lot area.

 
Group Camping Areas Group: Camping Sites

There are now 2 separate group camping areas available: The Main Group Camp Ramada and Roadrunner Ramada. Please call the park directly for Group Camp information (480) 982-4485. Either requires a non-refundable $5.00 reservation fee and a $25 facility use fee to reserve the area. All vehicles must pay a nightly camping fee. Groups are encouraged to look over the area for suitability prior to making a reservation.

Main Group Use CampThe Main Group Use Camp area has a 10 vehicle/RV minimum to reserve; it can accommodate up to 35 RVs or 50+ cars. The ramada has several tables underneath, lights, an electric outlet and a water spigot, fire grills and fire pit, and is located near a restroom/shower building

Road Runner Group AreaRoad Runner Group Area is strictly for tents groups and has a 5 vehicle minimum and can accommodate a maximum of 10 vehicles. The ramada has several tables underneath, lights, an electric outlet and a water spigot, fire grill and fire pit, and is located near a restroom/shower building. This area is not recommended for RVs or travel trailers.

  
Camping Sites Non Electric RV Sites Electric RV Sites Camping & RV Sites

Camping ReservationsSite reservations are available by calling the Reservation Center at (520) 586-2283. You can call 7 days a week, from 8 am to 5 pm MST. There is a $5 non-refundable reservation fee per site. You may also reserve campsites 24/7 for this park online Online Campground Reservations

Camping & RV SitesThe campground has 134 sites: 68 sites with electric (50/30/20 amp service) and water and the remainder non-hookup sites on paved roads for tents or RVs. Every site has a picnic table, barbeque grill, and a fire pit. There are no size restrictions on RVs. Pets on leashes are welcome. Cigarette butts and animals waste must be picked up; no animals left unattended.

There is a $15.00 per night fee for second vehicles. Fee will be paid upon arrival at the park. Fee does not apply to vehicles towed behind a primary vehicle when the primary vehicle remains at the site and the towed vehicle is used for transportation.

For cancellation policy see Reservation Policies: Terms & Conditions

 
Dump Station Dump Station

Dump Station is available with paid camping fee. Use of Dump Station is free for registered campers.

 
Showers Showers

Two shower buildings are available for registered campers year-round.

 
Picnic Areas/Shelters Picnic Areas/Shelters

13 single shaded ramadas with tables, grills are available for picnics. Restrooms and drinking fountains are located nearby.

 
Hiking Hiking Trails

Hiking TrailsPlease use caution when hiking at the park. Those planning to use the longer trails should carry a topographic map. Each person should carry at least one gallon of drinking water per day. Remember summer temperatures often exceed 100°F. A trail map is provided with entrance fee.

Native Plant Trail: Located near Visitor Center, this 1/4 mile trail features desert plants along an accessible paved trail..

Treasure Loop Trail: Length 2.4 miles round trip, rated moderate, elevation change of 500 feet. It terminates at either picnic area.

Prospector's View Trail: Length 0.7 miles, rated moderate. It connects Siphon Draw Trail with Treasure Loop Trail also connects with Jacob's Crosscut Trail.

Jacob's Crosscut Trail: Trail runs 0.8 miles along the base of the mountain, rated easy. It connects Treasure Loop Trail with Prospector's View Trail, and continues 4.5 miles past the park area along the base of the Superstitions.

Siphon Draw Trail: 4 miles round trip, a very scenic hike, this trail winds up into a canyon known as Siphon Draw. It is possible to hike up the Flatiron (5.8 miles roundtrip), although it is not a designated, maintained trail all the way. It's advised that only experienced hikers in good shape attempt to hike to the top, as the climb is steep and difficult to follow. Allow at least five hours to the Flatiron and back.

Discovery Trail: Connects the campground and day use areas. Features information signs, a wildlife pond, bird feeder and viewing bench.

 
Biking Biking

The park has 4 miles of dirt mountain bike singletrack at the foot of Superstition Mountain and within the park's boundary. This loop trail — rated beginner to intermediate — traverses the Sonoran Desert, crosses rocky terrain and provides solitude just a short 30 minute drive from the Phoenix Metro area. Bikes can also use the multi-use trails in the Tonto National Forest which are easily accessed from the park. Bikes are not allowed beyond the Wilderness Boundary on the Siphon Draw Trail or above Jacobs Crosscut Trail. In addition, a 1/2 mile hard-packed granite trail leads from the Campground to the Ranger Station.Wildlife Viewing

 
Wildlife Viewing Wildlife Viewing

A variety of desert wildlife inhabit the park. Mammals of interest include mule deer, coyote, javelina, bobcat, and jackrabbit. Most desert animals are nocturnal, so early morning and late evening viewing are best. Any of the park trails offer good opportunities for birdwatching and wildlife viewing.

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