The Star Party scheduled for Saturday, February 25 has been canceled due to weather. Reservations will canceled be refunded.
Arizona Department of Transportation is working on an project on State Route 88. For more information about how this could affect your drive to the park, please view this notice.
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
April 5 | April 11 | May 3 10 a.m. | 8 a.m. May
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, April 1 | May 6
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!
April 3 and 4 | May 2
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.
Sundays, Mar. 26 | Apr. 9
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. Bring a chair to sit around a campfire and ignite your curiosity for this historical narrative of the old fire tower system and how nature recovers. Bring all your burning questions!
Sunday, April 9 | May 21
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!
April 12 | May 10
Bird Walk at Lost Dutchman
Join us on a journey to discover the birds of the Sonoran Desert! Registration required.
Friday, April 14, 2023
Superstition Mountain Geology
Dive into the geologic past and the future. This talk will cover the geology of the Superstition Mountains, to include where gold comes from and the history of gold hunting in the area.
Sunday, Apr. 16
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 Roosevelt Presidents, who were both highly instrumental in pioneering the park movement in the United States? How might you and your family have benefited from their interest in promoting public lands?
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!
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Earth Day at Lost Dutchman State Park
Join us to celebrate Earth Day with programs and presentations throughout the day!
Sundays, April 23 | May 28
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.