Programs & Events

Lost Dutchman State Park

Live Music with Marty Davis

January 30, 2020   4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Legend of the Pioneers is a truly unique show that highlights Marty Davis and his special blend of Americana.


Bird Walk

Various Dates   Jan 30: 9am-12pm | Feb 13: 8:15-11:15am | Mar 12 7:30-10:30am

Join "birder Vera" for an amazing experience learning about the birds of the Sonoran Desert!


Star Party at Lost Dutchman

Feb 1 | Feb 29 | Mar 28   7:00-9:30 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!


Dr. Sky: An Amazing Night Under the Skies

Various Dates   Feb 1: 6:30-7:30 pm | Mar 14: 7:00-8:00 pm

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?


Medicinal Plant Hike

February 3, 2020   8-10:00 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.


Musical Trio with Indigenous and Modern Instruments

Saturday, February 8, 2020   2:00-4:00 p.m.

Bernie Haley with Robert Johnson and Jenn Steege will be presenting a musical interweaving through indigenous and modern instruments, including wooden flutes, didgeridoo and guitar.


Full Moon Hikes

Feb 8,9 | Mar 7,8,9   7:30 p.m. - 9:30 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.


Singer-Songwriter Steve Holmquist

February 15 | March 14   Feb 15: 4-5 p.m. | Mar 14: 5-6 p.m.

Join singer-songwriter Steve Holmquist around the campfire for original stories and songs in the heart of the Sonoran Desert.


Hike Like a Pro!

February 17, 2020   9-11:30 a.m.

Please join us on a stunning desert hike, taking a dive into equipment tips and techniques to get the most out of your outdoor experience!


Coffee with a Ranger at Lost Dutchman

February 18, 2020   11:00 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Join a ranger over coffee for lively conversation on unexpected relationships in nature in the Sonoran Desert!


Getting to Know the Birds Around You!

Feb 19 | Mar 18   9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Learn how to distinguish between birds and find resident birds (from hawks to hummingbirds) and for any late migrants on their way south.


Family Campout

March 14-15, 2020

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!


Hiking with Dogs

Mar. 16   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!


Geology Hike with Steve Semken

Saturday, March 21, 2020   8:30-10:30 a.m.

Take a walk along the trails in the park with ASU Geology Professor Steve Semken and learn more about the formation, foundation, and future of the Superstition Mountains.


Nature and Wildflower Walk

Tuesday, March 23, 2020   8-10 a.m.

Follow Ranger Jackie on the treasure Loop Trail and discover the area’s geology, history, and flora, along with legends and lore of the gold in the Superstitions.


Bioblitz 2020

Sunday, March 29, 2020   8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.

Do you enjoy the great outdoors, connecting with nature, and learning? Then join us for Lost Dutchman State Park's Bioblitz 2020! You and your team will record as many plants and animals as you can find and see in the park during your session!


The 8th Great Picture Perfect Park Wine Tasting is Almost Here

Saturday, April 4, 2020   5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Get your tasting buds ready for a sumptuous pairing of food, wine and sweets served along with the beauty of the Superstition Mountains. The Friends of Lost Dutchman State Park is proud to host this event for the 8th year in a row.