Facilities available at Lost Dutchman State Park.
The 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.
Handicap accessible port-a-johns are currently available in each of the four Day Use Areas. Once current park construction is done, there be two new accessible bathrooms at the Cholla and Saguaro Day Use areas. There are also two restroom/showers buildings buildings located in the campground.
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.
A few exhibits are located in the Visitor Center.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
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.
The 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 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.
Site 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
The 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 is available with paid camping fee. Use of Dump Station is free for registered campers.
Two shower buildings are available for registered campers year-round.
13 single shaded ramadas with tables, grills are available for picnics. Restrooms and drinking fountains are located nearby.
Please 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.
The park has 4 miles of mountain bike singletrack at the foot of Superstition Mountain. This winding loop trail — rated beginner to intermediate — traverses the Sonoran Desert across rocky terrain & sandy washes. Ride between giant Saguaros among Palo Verde and Mesquite trees and bask in the 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. However, bikes are not allowed beyond the Wilderness Boundary on the Siphon Draw Trail. In addition, a 1/2 mile hard-packed granite trail leads from the Campground to the Ranger Station.
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.
- Alamo Lake
- Buckskin Mountain
- Cattail Cove
- Lake Havasu
- River Island
- Yuma Quartermaster Depot
- Yuma Territorial Prison
- Dead Horse Ranch
- Fort Verde
- Red Rock
- Riordan Mansion
- Slide Rock
- Verde River Greenway
- Boyce Thompson Arboretum
- Fool Hollow Lake
- Lost Dutchman
- Lyman Lake
- Tonto Natural Bridge