Programs & Events
Lost Dutchman State Park
Desert Scorpion Hunting at Lost Dutchman
September 22 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Enjoy the desert under the glow of black light in search scorpions! Listen to a brief informative talk about scorpions before journeying into the desert night on your hunt.
Singer-Songwriter Steve Holmquist
Saturdays, October 5 and Nov. 23, 2019 5-6 p.m. | Nov. 4-5 p.m.
Join singer-songwriter Steve Holmquist for original stories and songs in the heart of the desert.
Full Moon Hikes
October 12 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Join us for a guided 2.5-mile hike on Jacob’s Crosscut Trail at the base of the mysterious Superstition Mountains. August event has been canceled.
Getting to Know the Birds Around You!
October 16 and November 14, 2019 9 a.m.
Learn how to distinguish between birds and find resident birds (from hawks to hummingbirds) and for any late migrants on their way south.
Dr. Sky: Moon and Meteors
Saturday, October 19, 2019 7-8 p.m.
Join Dr. Sky, a radio/TV journalist based in Phoenix, for An Amazing Night Under the Skies. What planets will we see in the dark desert sky?
Star Party at Lost Dutchman
Saturdays, November 2 and 30, 2019 6:30-9 p.m.
Want to learn more about the stars and planets? Do you have any little ones curious about the cosmos? Then head to Lost Dutchman State Park for a star party!
Full Moon Hikes
Monday and Tuesday, November 11-12, 2019 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Join us for a guided 2.5-mile hike on Jacob’s Crosscut Trail at the base of the mysterious Superstition Mountains during the full moon.
Hiking with Dogs
Monday, November 11, 2019 8-10 a.m.
Join this dog friendly hike starting from the Cholla Day Use Area and follow a social trail down to the Crosscut Trail towards First Water Road and back. Make the most of this opportunity to get your dog used to hiking and socializing with other dogs while you get some exercise!
Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:15 a.m.
Join "birder Vera" for an amazing experience learning about the birds of the desert!
Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2019
Arizona Family Campout Program weekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!
Dr. Sky: An Amazing Night Under the Skies
Saturday, November 30, 2019 7-8 p.m.
Explore the constellations and planets in the dazzling sky overhead with Dr. Sky, a sparkling experience you won't soon forget!