Lost Dutchman Volunteers

Named after the fabled lost gold mine, Lost Dutchman State Park is located in the Sonoran Desert, 40 miles east of Phoenix. Several trails lead from the park into the Superstition Wilderness and surrounding Tonto National Forest.

Picacho Peak Volunteer PhotographOn Oct. 8, 2011, the Friends of Lost Dutchman State Park participated in the Arizona Trail Centennial Adventure. The group walked the 2.4 miles (one way) section of trail from Forest Road 650 to Roger’s Trough. Visit the Friends website to learn about other ways to help at this park.

We are currently seeking volunteers from the Apache Junction and Gold Canyon communities who are able to donate 3 hours once a week, or once every two weeks, to staff the ranger station and gift shop every morning from 7 am to 10 am.  Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator if you are able to help. Duties for these positions are listed below.

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Visitor Services Volunteers:
Visitor services volunteers work in the visitor center/ranger station in three-hour shifts. They collect fees and issue park permits, provide information about the park and local vicinity, and transact gift shop sales. They also help keep restrooms and public areas clean. Typically lives off the park but volunteers at the park.

Campground Hosts:
Several Campground hosts reside in the campgrounds for periods of three to six months and support the operation of the park. In addition to greeting campers and assisting them in finding their sites, hosts are the rangers’ eyes and ears. They inform visitors of rules and regulations. Hosts also perform custodial tasks in restroom and shower facilities and assist with routine park maintenance tasks. Hosts are provided a free campsite with water and electric hookups for their own RV.

Volunteer Coordinator:

Stuart Whitaker, 480-982-4485
email: swhitaker(at)azstateparks.gov

ASP Volunteer Programs

Visit the Volunteer Program Home Page or Start Online Volunteer Application