Use caution when hiking as trails as there have been washouts, mud slides, and rock slides due to monsoon rains.
Fire ban in effect: No campfires of any kind (wood, charcoal, propane), and no smoking (including e-cigarettes) except in enclosed vehicles. Propane stoves allowed for cooking only.
The dump station and showers are closed to anyone not camping at the park.
Wildfire - Friend or Foe?
Lost Dutchman State Park
Sundays, October 9 and 23, 2022 5:45 p.m.
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!
Event begins at 6:30 p.m.
Meet at Palo Verde.
Desert Scorpion Hunting at Lost Dutchman
Enjoy the desert under the glow of black light in search scorpions! Listen to a brief informative talk about scorpions before journeying into the desert night on your hunt.
October 8 (in 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.
Friday, October 14, 2022
Music in the 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!
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Curious Creatures - Spanish-language program
La naturaleza esta llena de sorpresas. Como un telenovela, si te fijas bien, la naturaleza se revela actores raras y conjuntos inexplicables. Amor, traicion, vinculos, enganos - las criaturas del desierto demuestran todo.
September 25 and October 23
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.
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
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!
Sunday, October 30, 2022
Legends of the Superstitions
The Superstition mountains have long been shrouded with mystery, intrigue, and an element of fear. Those who frequent them may say they are sacred, serene, or even spooky.
December 10-11, 2022
Family Campout at Lost Dutchman
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!