Programs & Events

Lost Dutchman State Park

Wilderness Navigation Hike

November 17, 2018   10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where lost and found spell the difference between dead or alive. Nothing will boost your confidence in the wilderness like improving your route-finding skills.

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Liberty Wildlife

November 17, 2018   2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Members of Liberty Wildlife share birds and critters and discuss the wildlife that call the Superstition Mountains their home.

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Eat Mesquite!

November 18, 2018   10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Watch a demonstration of how Native Americans made flour out of mesquite, then try it for yourself! Taste mesquite flour pancakes and prickly pear syrup too!

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Hiking with Dogs

November 19, 2018   8:00 - 10:00 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 after the long hot summer! New dog owners can also have their questions answered on safely hiking with dogs.

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Full Moon Hikes

November 23 & 24 and December 22 & 23, 2018   6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for a guided 2.5-mile hike on Jacob’s Crosscut Trail at the base of the mysterious Superstition Mountains under the light of the full moon! This popular hike showcases the park and the beautiful Arizona sky.

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Musical Trio with Indigenous and Modern Instruments

November 24, December 15 & 29, 2018   2:00 p.m. - 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.

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Bird Walk with Birder Vera

Thursday, November 29, 2018   8:45 a.m.

Join volunteer “birder Vera” for a morning of discovering the birds of the desert. Learn how to identify the birds in your back yard and where to find birds in our area, then take a guided walk through the desert to practice new skills.

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Family Campout

December 1-2, 2018

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!

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Singer, Songwriter Steve Holmquist

December 1, 2018   6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Join singer-songwriter Steve Holmquist for original stories and songs in the heart of the desert.

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Nature Hike

December 4, 2018   8:30 a.m.

Take this guided hike to explore the park! If you've ever wondered about the Superstition Mountains or the Lost Dutchman's gold mine, this hike has your answers!

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Star Party at Lost Dutchman State Park

December 8, 2018   7:00 p.m. - 9:00 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!

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Getting to Know the Birds Around You!

December 12, 2018   9:00 a.m.

Join us at Lost Dutchman State Park for a great day of birding in the park! Once we learn about which birds we'll see, we'll take a quick walk through the day use area and then head toward Jacob's Crosscut Trail.

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Edible Plant Hike

December 15, 2018   10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Join our knowledgeable volunteer Ted Johnson to learn about some of the edible plants that live within the Sonoran Desert.

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Medicinal Plant Hike

December 17, 2018   8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Join volunteer Georgy as she introduces you to edible and healing plants of the Sonoran Desert!

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Star Party at Lost Dutchman State Park

Saturday, February 9, 2018   7:00 p.m. - 9:00 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!

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Family Campout

March 16-17, 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!

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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!

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