Apache Junction- Lost Dutchman State Park, Az.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Have you been thinking of seeing the Superstition Mountains in Apache Junction, Az? Hiking the trails of the Superstition Mountains, doing some photography of the mountains  or seeing the Apache Junction Museum, or Goldfield Ghost Town? Then you have to stay at the Lost Dutchman State Park, Az.. The Lost Dutchman State Park was actually named after the tale of the fabled lost gold mine, and is located in the Sonoran Desert, 40 miles from the busy city of Phoenix. What a nice change of pace for anyone in that area to get away for the weekend as well.

This state park is close to everything, making it very convenient. The staff that work here are awesome, the park is clean and has an abundance of Arizona plants and cactus at each site. Lots of privacy, lots of walking paths and trails to take the dog out too.

They also have an informative visitor center which has a nice gift shop as well, and the park includes picnic sites too for day use. For those wanting to camp and have no camper, well as long as you can supply your own bedding, they have cabins too, at the foot of the beautiful Superstition Mountains.

The Lost Dutchman State Park Campground has 72 single family campsites, dump station, clean restrooms- the staff is always seen cleaning them!- hot showers, and two group camping areas.There are 35 sites with water and electric- you'll want these! But there is also 35 non hook up sites for tents and rvs- if your watching those dollars and need to budget this stay. 

I also had very good Verizon service on the internet for blogging! Bonus! Good cell phone service too. Some parks that can be an issue but very good here.
There is a nice variety too of birds in the area that are always singing and wonderful to listen to. Even Jakey liked the ones that made squeaking noises, much like his squeaky toys! We were asking him- "Is that squeaky toy?" Haha..
Lots of families, lots of friendly folks all around- just can't say enough good about the place. If we're ever in the area again, we will for sure be stopping back.

One last story though to tell.. 
when we were at the ranger station the other day, a lady came in and said she had lost a Birkenstock sandal. Not sure how that really happened but anyhow, today when we were hiking on one of the many trails what do you think we found? Yup- the sandal she lost! So we took it to the ranger station and I left my name and # as the ranger wasn't sure but thought that lady was still here. I do hope she gets her sandal and will update this post if I do hear from her!

*** As of January 27, 2019 we did not hear back on the sandal so dont know what happened there.

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