Use caution when hiking as trails as there have been washouts, mud slides, and rock slides due to rain.
The dump station and showers are closed to anyone not camping at the park.
Beating 'Round the Bushes with Ranger Rob
Lost Dutchman State Park
Wednesdays, Dec. 28 | Jan. 11 | Jan. 24 10 a.m.
If you appreciate native flora, join Ranger Rob as he guides an easygoing and informative hike highlighting some of the Sonoran Desert's staple (and seasonal!) plants. Stroll among towering saguaro cacti and learn how the peculiarly green-trunked palo verde tree survives in one of the most ecologically complex places in North America. Your knowledgeable guide will try and answer any questions you may have been wanting to know all while enjoying breathtaking views of the Superstition Mountains. The hike will cover 1-1.5 miles, so please come prepared with comfortable hiking clothing, sturdy footwear, and plenty of water.
Program is free, but park entry fees still apply. Meet in the Saguaro Day Use Area. Event is weather permitting.
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Music in Lost Dutchman State Park: Mark Fogelson
Enjoy a live musical performance in the park by singer and songwriter Mark Fogelson. Sit back and listen to the quiet stories and emotions that linger in his folk songs.
Sundays, Dec. 11 | Jan. 8
America's Greatest Idea: A Park Origins Story
How many parks have you been to? Did you know that many parks today would not exist without the President Roosevelts, who were both highly instrumental in pioneering the park movement in the United States?
Sundays, Dec. 11 | Jan. 8
Feathered Friends of the Sonoran Desert
Come learn about the iconic birds of the Sonoran Desert under the shade of the Palo Verde ramada. Arizona's birds have adapted and evolved to thrive in desert habitats, and have made an impact on the environment and even the local cultures. We will also go over bird watching basics for those that are interested!
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
This 1-1.5 mile hike is a nature lover's dream! Not specializing in any one subject, you’ll learn a bit about everything: the plants at your fingertips, the geology of the rocks you see, and any wildlife that crosses our path!
December 14 and January 25
Bird Walk at Lost Dutchman
Join us on a journey to discover the birds of the Sonoran Desert! Registration required.
Saturdays, Dec. 17 | Jan. 7
Music in Lost Dutchman State Park: Singer Songwriter Steve Holmquist
Local singer, guitarist, & songwriter from Copper Country will be performing all original stories and songs focusing on our local areas, animals, and characters. Bring a chair and join us around the campfire!
Sundays, Dec. 18 | Jan. 15 | Jan. 29
Wildfire - Friend or Foe?
Throughout history, foresters have had an interesting relationship with wildfires as they learned more about their ecological impact. More than a destructive force, fires promote growth and revitalization. Ignite your curiosity and join us for this historical narrative of the old fire tower system and how nature recovers. Bring all your burning questions!
Wednesdays, Dec. 21 | Jan. 18
Nature's Bounty - Discovering the Herbal Riches of the Desert
Come out to the park and find out how the Native Peoples of the Sonoran Desert treated a variety of ailments using the plants found in their habitat.
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022 | Jan. 31
Desert Birding at Lost Dutchman
Meet in the Saguaro day use area to learn how to distinguish between birds and seek out hawks to hummingbirds all throughout the trail! Registration required!
January 1, 2023
First Day Hikes at Lost Dutchman
Lost Dutchman State Park is hosting two guided hikes on New Year's Day to start 2023 off on a great note.
Jan. 3 | Jan. 6 (Spanish)
Full Moon Hike at Lost Dutchman
This beautiful program is designed to start with a famous Arizona sunset draping gracefully over the Superstition Mountains, and end under the light of the full moon. The easy 1.5 mile trail features some rocky, rough terrain but with little elevation gain. It is a ranger-guided hike focusing on the aesthetic, while offering opportunities to stop and interpret what you see on the trail.
Jan. 20 | Feb. 25 | March 25 | April 22
Star Party at Lost Dutchman
Want to learn more about the stars and planets? Then head to Lost Dutchman State Park for a star party! Registration is required!
Sunday, January 22, 2023
Power Hour: Rattlesnakes Alive!
This in-person casual presentation invites you to empower yourself and your community - because knowledge is power! Join a ranger as we enlighten you with special guests and topics of interest.
Friday, January 27, 2023
Music in the Park with Steve Jones
Yampa Valley Steve (Steve Jones), a singer-songwriter, will entertain you at Lost Dutchman State Park.
February 17, 2023
Firewise Landscaping at Lost Dutchman
This Superstition Mountain Master Gardeners' presentation introduces COOL ways that the home gardener/landscaper can implement Firewise landscaping techniques.