Lost Dutchman State Park RV & Campground Guide


Open year round in the Sonoran Desert of Central Arizona, the Lost Dutchman State Park is located just 40 miles east of Phoenix. Named after the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine, a famous lost gold mine from tales of the old west, the State Park boasts 320 acres of beauty at an elevation of 2,060 feet.

From native wildlife including mule, javelina and jackrabbit and beautiful foliage like desert wildflowers, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Lost Dutchman State Park. Ready to experience all that the beautiful Arizona desert has to offer, or just interested in what makes the Lost Dutchman State Park unique and worth a visit? Read on!

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Spring 58-92 F
Summer 75-104 F
Fall 58-86 F
Winter 40-65 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lost Dutchman State Park

Sure, there is something to be said for camping under the stars in a tent, but sometimes sleeping bags can get uncomfortable! There’s nothing quite like enjoying the beauty nature has to offer, but still returning to a comfortable bed and fully stocked kitchen. All that and more is possible in an RV. If you think RVing during your time at the State Park is a good option for your group, consider renting one fromRVshare.com, where you can find a custom rig suited just for your family, at a price that suits your exact budget. All rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a world-class team dedicated to helping you succeed.

Making your Lost Dutchman experience even better, the State Park campground offers 134 campsites with no size restrictions, all which include a picnic table and fire pit with an adjustable grill grate. Half of the sites provide electric with 50/30/20 amp service and water. Non-hookup site pads are paved for both tents and RVs. However, spots can fill up quickly, so here is some information on the best RV parks and campgrounds in the area.

Mesa/Apache Junction KOA

Located nearby the Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction, the Mesa/Apache Junction KOA features the stunning backdrop of beautiful mountains, desert foliage and cacti, Indian ruins and much more. It’s just 30 miles west of Phoenix, and has a max pull through of 65 feet.  

Water hookup: yes

Electrical hookup: yes

Sewer hookup: yes

Wifi: yes

Pet-friendly: yes

Other amenities: hot tub/sauna, pool (open year-round), dog park, newly remodeled facilities, available meeting room and RV clubs/rallies

Countryside RV Resort

Located 50 miles east of downtown Phoenix, Countryside RV Resort is an age qualified (55+) RV resort and campground. It’s located with a view of Superstition Mountains and is just minutes from Lost Dutchman State Park, plus it’s nearby shopping, sightseeing, ghost towns and many other attractions.

Water hookup: yes

Electrical hookup: yes

Sewer hookup: yes

Wifi: yes

Pet-friendly: yes

Other amenities: clubhouse, gameroom/billiards, shuffleboard, restroom/shower facilities, library, whirlpool/spa/hot tub, laundry facilities, business center, fitness center, ballroom/banquet hall and private mailbox/mail center

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What to Do at
Lost Dutchman State Park

Inside Lost Dutchman State Park

Lost Dutchman State Park isn’t just a beautiful backdrop for a few nights of camping. It’s a great vacation spot for anyone who loves all that nature has to offer. The state park is located just miles from the metro Phoenix area, and provides visitors and locals alike a beautiful, nature escape from the big city. There are plenty of trails for all members of your family, ranging from easy to moderate and even trails for advanced hikers. There is plenty more to do within the State Park, including:

Biking – Mountain biking in and around the beautiful Superstition Mountains is an experience for all! The park has four miles of mountain bike singletrack at the foot of the mountain, which is rated beginner to intermediate. There are also multi-use trails in the Tonto National Forest, which can be easily accessed from the Lost Dutchman State Park, and a ½ mile, hard-packed granite trail that leads from the Campground to the Ranger Station.

Wildlife Viewing – Whether you’re bicycling through the park, enjoying a hike or just relaxing and spending some solitude in nature, there are year-round wildlife viewing opportunities. The large variety of Arizona wildlife species that can be found within the State Park include mule deer, coyote, javelina, bobcat and jackrabbit. Keep in mind that many desert animals are nocturnal, so early morning and late evening is the best time for wildlife viewing.

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How to Get to
Lost Dutchman State Park

Lost Dutchman State Park is located 40 miles east of Phoenix, on N Apache Trail in Apache Junction. Traveling from Phoenix, enter the park via U.S. Highway 60, the Superstition Freeway.

Entering Lost Dutchman State Park

Just like most state parks, there’s a fee.

The park is open year-round and hours are as follows:

Trails: 6 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Visitor Center/Park Store:

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday: 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Lost Dutchman State Park Vehicle : $7.0

Lost Dutchman State Park Bicycle : $3.0

We can’t wait for you to experience Lost Dutchman State Park for yourself. Whether you’re traveling to the area to experience some history of the Wild Wild West, or experience the beauty of desert Arizona, you are sure to have a great time. Don’t forget to tag us in your social media posts or shoot us a photo and some details at [email protected]. We may just feature your story on our blog or social media channels. Happy camping!

Frequently Asked Questions About Lost Dutchman State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Lost Dutchman State Park?

Plan your trip to Lost Dutchman State Park in the spring or fall to avoid the high summer temperatures. Take advantage of the cooler weather in the off-season to hike, bike, and explore local trails.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Lost Dutchman State Park?

Campers often see desert mule deer, desert cottontails, coyotes, Gila monsters, and roadrunners. Mountain lions and bears also frequent the area. It’s important to always be respectful of local wildlife and minimize any contact with them.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Lost Dutchman State Park?

The campground has 135 sites, all of which can accommodate motorhomes. Of those, 68 sites come with electric service and the rest are on paved roads. There aren’t any size restrictions on RVs.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Lost Dutchman State Park and what is the cost?

Campsite reservations are necessary for all visitors to Lost Dutchman State Park. You can visit their website or call them to reserve your spot. There is a nonrefundable $5 fee for reservations.

Are pets allowed at Lost Dutchman State Park?