• Activities:

    Chillin, Camping, Photography, Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking, Rock Climbing

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

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Easy access to a number of hiking and mountain biking trails leading into the Superstition Mountains, lots of facilities, epic sunset views, dog friendly

Lost Dutchman State Park is located near the Superstition Mountains in central Phoenix, about 40 miles from Phoenix. There is a $7 day use fee to enter the park, which is waived if you’re camping ($15/night). The park offers 134 campsites, each with a picnic table, barbeque grill, and fire pit, and 68 equipped with electric hook-ups and water. There are a number of campground facilities, including two shower buildings, numerous restrooms, a dishwashing station, and a gift shop. The campsites themselves are spacious and not too close to one another, but the overflow campsites are a bit small (just enough room for a tent, but not much else).

The best part about camping at Lost Dutchman State Park is the number of outdoor activities at your fingertips! Several hiking trails lead from the campground into the Superstition Wilderness. If you’re looking for an easy, scenic hike, the Treasure Loop trail will give you great views of the Superstitions without too much elevation change. For those of you looking for more of a challenge, take the popular Siphon Draw trail to the Flatiron summit. This trail is a leg-burner with some scrambling at the end, but the views from the top are definitely worth the effort.

From both of these trails, you can also access a few trad and sport climbing routes, including the Razor’s Edge of “The Hand.” The park also has four miles of mountain bike singletrack - rated beginner to intermediate - at the base of the Superstition Mountains.

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I camped here on my way home from a meeting in phoenix (I live in Tucson). It was gorgeous! Lots of trails. I want to go back...

8 months ago
8 months ago

This campground has very nice amenities. It was really nice to be able to have a free hot shower after a long hike. My only complaint is that it was very loud these past couple of nights. I'd definitely bring earplugs if you're a light sleeper.

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

Stunning views of cholla, saguaro, and the Superstitions. Large campsites and showers. Only $15! If you're on the road a lot you realize what a great deal this is. I was able to capture stunning images only a couple minutes walk from my campsite the camping fee covers the park entrance fee too!

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

Camping here in the summer would not be recommended. Always watch for rattle snakes and scorpions!

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

My husband, a friend of ours and I camped here for the first time and it's truly a great campsite. The people are very, very nice and welcoming. It's so great to have the trails too which are a fun way to spend time away from the campsite. (Treasure Loop and Siphon Draw trails are my two favorites!) We had water and electric outlets for our convince along with a campfire pit/grill. We were located at campsite #93 which has a great view of Supersition Mountains!

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

Great campground and perfect spot to bookend a backcountry trip into the Superstition Wilderness, as the First Water TH is less than a ten minute drive away. Awesome views of Superstition Mt. and Flatiron from pretty much every campsite here, it seems... Walk-in campsites available, too, if you want to be just a bit farther away from cars/RVs. Good little trail networks for hiking nearby the campground, as well.

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

This is the perfect spot to park it for the night before embarking on a Superstition Mountain adventure. It sits at the base of the Supes and the beginning of the Siphon Draw Trail (flatiron) is steps away. There's also some killing rock climbing that could be accessed easily on foot from here.

about 2 years ago
about 2 years ago

Kevin Kaminski Explorer

My goal is to build a life I don’t need a vacation from! I'm an Architecture Photographer based in Phoenix, and my current job takes me around the world to photograph hotels & resorts. My real passion, however, is outdoor recreation and adventure photography.

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