Lost Dutchman State Park, AZ

4 03 2016
Lost Dutchman State Park

Lost Dutchman State Park

Good Morning from the Superstition Mountains of Arizona.  We’re parked in site #85 at Lost Dutchman State Park, just east of the greater Phoenix metro area.  Named after the fabled lost gold mine and set at the base of the most visible of the Superstitions – the Flatiron, the campgrounds 130 sites are surrounded by natural desert shrubs and flowers along with towering Saguaro cactus.  Sites and internal roadways are paved and all sites on this loop (76-104) provide power and water.  Some of the sites on the main loop (1-58) have no services.  All sites are reservable except for the far loop (107-134) which has about 30 walk-up only sites with no services.  While we didn’t note specific sites because all have great views and space – the ones on the main (possibly the original) loop have the most space.  #42 is an awesome pull through site, on the more elevated side and potentially with valley light views.  CAMPGROUND MAP

It’s unfortunate that we’re only here for weekdays – where we spent most of the day time working.  There are hiking and biking trails throughout the park that we’d like to explore.  Weekends are also the time for park rangers presentations including Sunset Hikes, Nights Under the Stars, Birds of the Park and a Park Stroll. Next time, reservations and at least 1 weekend are required for this interesting park.

Departing on Friday, we’ll make our way to Yuma, AZ, about as far as you can go SW before crossing into Mexico.  More from Yuma!




3 responses

7 03 2016
Wayne Hummel

We have been past this beautiful mountain when we were in AZ. It is really pretty. You will have to reschedule your trip for another time so you can take in some of the sights!!!


15 10 2016

Thanks for this great info. We’ve made reservations to stay here for 4 nights on the way to a National Rally in Mesa. We figure some solitude will be nice before 10 days with 300 friends 😉

17 10 2016

Hey Magda,
Great to hear from you. When will you be in Lost Dutchman?

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