The Lost Dutchman State Park is located near Gold Canyon. The park is named after the fabled lost gold mine of the Superstition Mountain. Several trails lead from the park into the Superstition Wilderness and surrounding Tonto National Forest.
In springtime, the park has an abundance of wild flowers that explode on the slopes of Superstition Mountain. Enjoy a weekend of camping and experience native wildlife including coyote, javelina and jackrabbits. The park offers a variety of hiking trails, nature trails, picnic facilities, 70 campsites, a dump station, restrooms, showers, and group use areas.
Now Lost Dutchman State Park offers the ability to reserve a campground RV or tent site from the comfort of your home, anytime of day. Make online camping reservations Site reservations are also available by calling the Reservation Center at (520) 586-2283. You can call 7 days a week, from 8 am to 5 pm MST. There is a $5 non-refundable reservation fee per site.
Be sure before you hike to be prepared with enough water and proper footwear as the trails are steep and challenging.
There are Guided Hikes in the fall and winter season – check with the park for details.
Friends of Lost Dutchman State Park
For those interested in helping the park with volunteer efforts there is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping it – Friends of Lost Dutchman State Park.