Programs & Events
Lost Dutchman State Park
Thursday, March 28, 2019 7:30-10:30 a.m.
Join other birders for a morning of discovering the birds of the desert. Learn how to identify the birds. , the proper use of binoculars, where to find birds and then take a guided walk through the desert to practice new skills.
Bats: Truth or Tales
Saturday, March 30, 2019 7-8 p.m.
Bat guy (Brian Buttazoni) will talk about the truth or tales of bats during this one-hour program. Join us to learn about the wide variety of bats around the world and here in Arizona. You will hear the sounds that bats make, and see photos of the unique species and places they live in.
Star Party at Lost Dutchman
Saturday, April 6 8-10 p.m.
Members of the Superstition Astronomical League will provide telescopic views of astronomical objects and will answer questions about astronomy and astronomical equipment.
Picture Perfect Park Wine & Food Tasting
Saturday, April 6 5-8 p.m.
Join us for an absolutely picture perfect wine and food tasting fundraiser to benefit Lost Dutchman State Park. This event is sponsored by Friends of Lost Dutchman State Park (501c3). Proceeds go to trail and campsite improvements, programs for kids and other great offerings at this beautiful park in the Sonoran Desert. Purchase tickets online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/picture-perfect-park-wine-food-tasting-tickets-54806510749
Wildman Phil's Live and Preserved Creatures
Sunday, April 7 1-2 p.m.
Wildman Phil will bring a number of live and preserved creatures including spiders, scorpions, lizards, and snakes for the enjoyment and education of park visitors.
Stories Around the Campfire
Monday, April 8 7:30-8:30 p.m.
The Superstition Mountains have long been shrouded with mystery and intrigue. Join us round the campfire to hear and share stories of the Superstition legends. Marshmallows provided! Bring a camp chair, a story, and a brave and open heart!
Medicinal Plant Hike
April 15, 2019 8-9 a.m.
Join volunteer Georgy as she introduces you to edible and healing plants of the Sonoran Desert! What are the plants that live in the Sonoran Desert? How have they adapted, do they have medicinal qualities? Come join this hike, walk among these plants and discover what a significant role they play in their desert habitat.
Full Moon Hikes
April 17 and 18, 2019 7-9 p.m.
Join us for a guided 2.5-mile hike on Jacob’s Crosscut Trail at the base of the mysterious Superstition Mountains. After the hike, come and gather ‘round the campfire to roast marshmallows (marshmallows and sticks provided).
Singer and Songwriter Steve Holmquist
Saturday, April 20, 2019 7-9 p.m.
Local singer, guitarist, & songwriter from Copper Country – Superior - will be performing all original stories and songs focusing on our local areas, animals, and characters. Come join us around the campfire and bring your own chair.
Thursday, April 25, 2019 7-10 a.m.
Join other birders for a morning of discovering the birds of the desert. Learn how to identify the birds, the proper use of binoculars, where to find birds and then take a guided walk through the desert to practice new skills.
Star Party at Lost Dutchman State Park
Saturday, June 1, 2019 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 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, where you can view galactic phenomena through sophisticated telescopes!
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!