The dump station and showers are closed to anyone not camping at the park.


With 134 sites with picnic tables, barbeque grills, and fire pits, Lost Dutchman State Park is an ideal place to escape the city and enjoy the desert scenery.

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Programs & Events

Desert Birding at Lost Dutchman

Tuesdays, Nov. 28 | Dec. 26 | Jan. 30 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Meet in the Saguaro day use area to learn how to distinguish between birds and seek out hawks to hummingbirds all throughout the trail!


Music at the Mountain Karaoke Jam

Fridays, Dec. 1, 15, 22, and 29 | Jan. 5, 12, 26 2 p.m.

Miss America is back to host a creative musical event at the park, featuring Y-O-U! Bring your talent (or plain enthusiasm is fine too!), voice or other instruments to this combination karaoke/ jam session!


Adaptive Planet: Fire and Ice

Sunday, December 10 | January 28 6:30 p.m.

What do the Arctic tundra and the Sonoran Desert have in common? More than you might think! Discover desert marvels and fascinating survivors of the extreme on this journey through opposing biomes.


Happy Trails Hike

Dec. 10 and 17 | Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 10 a.m.

Seasoned backpacker and happy hiker, Maggie, takes you on a fun and casual 2-3 mile hike in the park at the base of the iconic Superstition Mountains!


Guided Bird Walk at Lost Dutchman

Wednesday, December 13 | January 16 9 a.m.

Join us at Lost Dutchman State Park for a program that covers the basics of bird watching and includes a guided walk on the trails searching for our feathered friends.


Family Campout at Lost Dutchman

December 16-17, 2023

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!


Star Party at Lost Dutchman

December 16, 2023 | Jan. 13 Times vary

Want to learn more about the stars and planets? Then head to Lost Dutchman State Park for a star party! Registration is required!


Full Moon Hike at Lost Dutchman

Dec. 23 | Jan. 24 and 25 Varies by Date

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.


America's Greatest Idea: A Park Origins Story

Sunday, January 14 | February 25 6:30 p.m.

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?


Wildfire - Friend or Foe?

February 11 | March 17 6:30 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. 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!



Stroll through the native plant garden or challenge yourself to reach the Flatiron, Lost Dutchman State Park has trails to suit any hiking enthusiast.

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Park and Facility Hours

Park is open year-round


6 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Day Use Gates are closed and locked from 8 p.m.- 6 a.m. daily.

Visitor Center/Park Store

Monday-Sunday: 6 a.m. - 4 p.m.

(Summer hours may vary)

Thanksgiving - 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Christmas Eve - 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Christmas Day - closed



Park Entrance Fee

Per Vehicle (1-4 Adults): $10 
Individual/Bicycle: $3.00

Only cash, Visa, or MasterCard with a readable stripe accepted. (No chip reader, manual entry, tap, Apple cash, Google pay, fitbit pay, other credit card providers, or other payment methods currently accepted at this time). Please bring exact change cash for the self pay station after hours.

Commercial Permits are required for advertisement, commercial, music, etc. photos/videos at the park.

Download the Commercial Filming/Photography Application

Permits are NOT required for personal photos (engagement, graduation, family, etc.).