Lost Dutchman State Park
|Lost Dutchman State Park|
|Arizona State Park|
A view of the Superstition Mountains in the Tonto National Forest next to Lost Dutchman State Park.
|Named for: Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine|
|- elevation||2,060 ft (628 m) |
|Area||320 acres (129 ha)|
|Management||Arizona State Parks|
Lost Dutchman State Park is a 320-acre (129 ha) state park located near the Superstition Mountains in central Arizona, USA, and named after the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine, a famous gold mine legendary among the tales of the Old West.
The park offers camping facilities, day use parking and acts as a trailhead for the trails leading into the Tonto National Forest in which the Superstition Mountains are located. Some of the most popular walks are from the park onto the National Forest Service trails that lead across the western face of the Superstitions (Jacob's Crosscut trail) and up the face of this edge using Siphon Draw trail. Many people confuse these National Forest trails with trails that are maintained by Lost Dutchman State Park.
Proposed closure averted
- "Lost Dutchman State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1984-06-27. Retrieved 2011-03-12.
- Arizona State Parks. "Lost Dutchman State Park". Retrieved 2010-03-21.
- Associated Press (March 21, 2010). "Katy man gives $8,000 to keep Ariz. state park open". Houston Chronicle (Houston, Texas). Retrieved 2010-03-21.