Apache Junction, Arizona

Lost Dutchman State Park

Apache Junction, Arizona



Apache Junction, Arizona
Phone: (480) 982-4485

Sites: 134
Recent Rate: $30 1/2016

Latitude: 33.4607432018343
Longitude: -111.481174968445

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $20.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 20.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup ?
  • Phone Phone ?
  • Central Modem Central Modem ?
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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39 Reviews

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Beech35p

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $30.00
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One of the best State parks we have encountered! Spotless, natural separation from other campsites, very quiet, great roads BUT hard to get a reservation unless your are months in advance of your stay. This park stays booked so plan your return at least 6 months prior. Great hiking and biking. Stables near by and shopping about 4 miles away. It doesn't get much better for a water/electric only site. Fire wood is .... crazy expensive! $5 gets you about 3 small sticks of wood. We camped at Lost Dutchman State Park in a Motorhome.

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Ftcollinscamper

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $30.00
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Lost Dutchman is one of our very favorite campgrounds. Water and electrical hook ups, but no sewer, although dump station is in campground and easy to use. Older part of the campground has best sites with lots of space, desert plants, good views. Newer areas better for large RV's but spaced closer together. Good walking/hiking trails within the park. Pet friendly. Lots of wildlife including quail and coyotes (serenading us at night.) Many sites with no utilities are available with no reservations. We camped at Lost Dutchman State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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5miles to Apache Junction. Close to Mining Csmp Restaurant, with live entertainment several nights a week. Close to a museum and a touristy mining town. The campground is located in a very nice state park with good trails, some scheduled programming. Folks in campground office are very helpful with tips for things to do.

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Jerry and Betsy

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $25.00
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We love this AZ state park. Currently in our second time staying here and already have reservations for a two week stay in Jan, 2016. But, what's not to love?! Mostly spacious sites, many big rig friendly with water and electric. Only ding is no sewer hookup, but there is a large two lane dump station on site. Almost all sites have unfettered views of the beautiful Superstion mountains, a picnik table, and fire ring. A few sites aren't super level, but most are close. Amazing hiking, very dog friendly, and quiet (except for an annoying whistle throughout the day from a nearby "gold mine"). If you get tired of hiking in the park, there are tons of phenomenal trails nearby. Close enough to the big city for touristy stuff, but so very nice to return to the park. We camped at Lost Dutchman State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

A drive up 88 through Tortilla Flat (we didn't stop, seemed like a tourist trap) to Roosevelt lake is a must.

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BLT2015

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $15.00
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Besides the natural beauty of the place, we were especially impressed with the staff and volunteers. The approach to the park is clearly marked and ready to find and get into. Upon driving up to the Park office to check in, the staff comes out to your rig to get you checked in and oriented. It was quick and effortless. When a nearby camper left, the volunteers were there within minutes to check the site and rake the gravel. There are individual trash bins at each site and recycle bins are nearby and at many locations.

The restrooms were very clean and warm! They are conveniently located; There were two within yards from our spot. It was down to the 20's F overnight. The air-dry blowers seemed to take air directly from outside without warming, so that was chilly. The showers were roomy enough, warm and good water pressure, but felt dark and not up to the standards of the rest of the park as we experienced it. That's the -1 star on cleanliness.

As stated in another review, some of the sites are tight for larger rigs, and can be unlevel. We drove through the campground a week or so earlier when we were nearby and we were able to scout out the site we wanted (64) We did have to prop up one side of the 5th wheel for side-to-side level. We were dry camping.

The site is gravel with a bbq, picnic table and fire pit. There are lots of trails from novice to expert ability. We camped at Lost Dutchman State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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The ghost town nearby was disappointing. To me, it felt like a western-style strip mall, designed to separate you from your money. It may be of value to families with yung'uns if you have the $ to spend on rides and attractions (train ride, zip line, mine tour, "mystery shack", which were all about $7 each). There was a cute gun-fight staged in the center of town. There was no entry fee and parking was free, so it was a nice stroll on a beautiful day. Otherwise, meh.

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geraldclayton

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $25.00
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We loved this park, wish there were restrooms in the upper loop. Great views and all paved and keep up very well. enjoyed it very much. Hope to come back soon. We camped at Lost Dutchman State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Ruffin It

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $25.00
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We enjoyed our time at this campground. Beautiful mountain views. Campsites only include water and electric, but a dump station is available. Campground is near the old mining town of Goldfield that has shops and restaurants and about 7 miles from shopping. Campsites are large with good seperation between sites. Many hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty available throughout the park. We camped at Lost Dutchman State Park in a Motorhome.

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TP2ARNs

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $20.00
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This is a great value for a site so close to an urban area of 4 million. Hiking and bike trails are abundant. We came for a "star party" of star gazing lectures and activities, which is great if you're prepared for cold and dark. Most sites are reasonably level and accessible, and most have hookups. We camped at Lost Dutchman State Park in a Truck Camper.

Tips for other Campers:

Superstition Mountains are an awesome sight. Night sky is dark enough toward east for casual stargazing, lights of Phoenix drown out the west.

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NT2013

Review Count: 98
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $30.00
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This is probably my best ever camping experience. It was my second visit and this time we stayed a week--longest we have ever stayed at one place. The views are beautiful. The state park is well run. The employees as well as the volunteers are helpful and they are oh so proud of the park. There is a dry camping loop which serves as an over flow area. Most of the electric sites are large and private. The newly renovated loop (75-104) was originally the overflow loop. Water and electric has recently been added. This loop, and only this loop, is tight and crowded. We were so disappointed when we saw our site. However, it had a wonderful view and the site was still much bigger than most private park sites. Next time we will reserve earlier and get a more private site on another loop. A bath house has been planned for our loop but has not been funded yet. It was a long trek to the bath house. No place is perfect but Lost Dutchmen is about as close as it gets. Hiking is wonderful in the spring! We camped at Lost Dutchman State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

You can now make reservations up to a year in advance. Feb-April is the busiest time. You definitely need to make a reservation even with a tent for the peak period. Bathrooms can be a far walk. On weekends there can be a long wait at the dump. We dumped the night before we left.

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MrSunshine

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $20.00
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Excellent park as others have written. Great views, great hiking, lots of privacy in most of the sites. We were in site 11 and this loop has smaller sites and less privacy than some of the higher-numbered loops (as well as no hook-ups). The place is huge and could be a long walk to the bathroom for some areas. We have stayed here and at nearby Usery Mountain and the parks are very similar in their amenities, camping experience and closeness to services in town, but Lost Dutchman is quite a bit further from Phoenix. I would return to either park again without hesitation. We camped at Lost Dutchman State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

The Good Apple Market in Apache Junction is a health-food store with incredibly low prices on produce and supplements, and only about 5 miles from Lost Dutchman. The Superstition Mountain Museum, about a mile from the park, is a wonderful little museum and a great value for $5.

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wolf59a

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $30.00
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Wow, we loved it here. The campground itself is well laid out, with sites spaced far enough away from each other to afford good privacy. The park is beautiful, including great views of Superstition Mountain from just about anywhere. Lots of hiking trails ranging from short walks to arduous, multi-hour climbs in adjacent Tonto National Forest (which includes Superstition Mountain). Moreover, the park's staff were exceedingly helpful when I discovered it was physically impossible for me to get into the site I had reserved online because of the size of our rig (see tips). The park manager himself came over and assessed the situation; he agreed and graciously offered that we stay the night in the (dry-camping) overflow while he tried to find a solution for the remainder of our stay. The next morning at 8:00, a park staff knocked on our door and explained that they had found us a suitable, non-reservable spot and were holding it for us for the remainder of the week. We moved and had a wonderful time during the following days. They even refunded us the rate difference between our reserved site and the overflow site for the first night despite the whole thing being pretty much my mistake. Not only will we make it a point to stay here again, I also wish to highlight the park staff's outstanding level of professionalism and helpfulness. We camped at Lost Dutchman State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Be wary of the new loop (sites 75-104) if you're in a bigger rig. Many are not suitable despite being described as very long on the reservation website; they may be very acute U-type pull-throughs, or be at such a sharp angle to the (quite narrow) road as to be impossible to back into. Site #93 was such a case for our 40' fifth-wheel with long-bed dually combination..

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Canuck03

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $30.00
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Loved the Park and have stayed here a couple of times over the past few years. Problem I have is that the washroom/showers are disgusting. I have complained in the past but got no response so will not stay here again. Showers are filthy with hair balls stuck to the walls and floors. Fecal material on the benches, mold in the tile and just filthy. We have stayed at almost all of the State Parks in Arizona and this one has to have the dirtiest washroom/shower facilities. I even took pictures over our two week stay and sent them to Parks. No response. Will not stay at this Park again. We camped at Lost Dutchman State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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terrytckl

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $25.00
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Stayed here for a total of 5 days. Extended after out first day. Excellent sites throughout the park. Very clean and very friendly Hosts. Excellent hiking available. Approximately 5 miles from shopping. Will return for sure. We camped at Lost Dutchman State Park in a Motorhome.

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4X4

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $25.00
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Been coming here for years. Some of the nicest people we have ever met. Sites are clean, level, and looking at the Superstition Mountains are just great. The town of Gold field is within site and people may not like the train whistle that they blow when the train pulls out of the station but it doesn't bother us. Will stay here again We camped at Lost Dutchman State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Destinations

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $28.00
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This is one of the prettiest parks we stay in. The Saguaro Cactus are plentiful and the view of Superstition Mountain is awesome. Very friendly hosts and grounds keepers. Very clean, paved sites and roads. Walking and hiking paths throughout the area, all the way up Superstition Mountain for the very robust. Close to restaurants and shopping, but the feeling of being far away. We loved this park. We camped at Lost Dutchman State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Largeandy

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $30.00
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Great spot, big sites, handles big rigs really well. The sunsets and scenery here are just killer. Nice long pads, good water pressure, etc. One thing though, this campground can be windy given its spot at the base of the Superstition Mountains. Great value for the price. Would come back here for sure! We camped at Lost Dutchman State Park in a Motorhome.

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