The best camping near Lost Dutchman State Park

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Pinnacle Farms South

5 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents7 acres 路 Laveen, AZ
Pinnacle Farms is a diverse orchard with over 1200 fruit trees on 7 acres nestled at the base of South Mountain in Phoenix's old agriculturally diverse Laveen area. A well kept secret, Laveen is only about 10 minutes by car to downtown restaurants and events, while having a rural feel, and the mountain preserves are within walking or biking distance.
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Saguaro Cactus Forrest

5 sites 路 RVs5 acres 路 New River, AZ
THANK YOU REPEAT GUESTS! We are situated adjacent to state land that displays a majestic Saguaro forest in the mountains. It is a short walk to lots of trails and spectacular views. RV hookups with only three sites so not crowded. Water and electrical hookups 30 or 50 amp. You will love the views and the hiking. We are also not far from grocery stores, and outlet mall and restaurants. EASY ACCESS WITH LARGE TRAILERS.
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Marguerita Ranch

3 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres 路 Cave Creek, AZ
Want to feel like you're in the middle of nowhere but be only 1 mile from town? Pitch your tent or park your camper among numerous towering Saguaro Cactus and stunning mountain views. Bring your camera or your horses! Perfect spot for relaxing, stargazing, and a fantastic view of the famous AZ sunsets! My 2.2-acre private horse ranch has mountain views in all directions, a large private campsite, and 8 rescue horses, 2 donkeys, and 5 pigs to meet and greet on the property. Please note we are located in a neighborhood so please respect the neighbors. There are hiking/horseback riding trails right off of my property that take you to the Spur Cross Conservation Area, or you can head 10 minutes north to the trailhead. The Black Mountain Hiking Trail is also awesome, you can see the whole valley from the top! Or, you can even ride your horses to the cowboy bars in town! Note: I have 2 spots available: 1 Campsite; 1 Glamping Trailer. I will try to block off campsites that are not in use after your booking in order to keep the site as private as possible. Wanting some adventure? Lake Pleasant, Bartlett Lake, Tonto National Forest, Seven Springs, and more are all just a easy drive from the ranch. Need to stock up on supplies? Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, Tractor Supply and more are just a 10-minute drive. Want to explore a unique cowboy town? Cave Creek is an Old West-style town where it鈥檚 just as common to see horseback riders trotting along Main Street as it is to see a motorcycle cruising by. There is a variety of shops, restaurants, and great drinks. It's easy to find something you'll love! Please note that landscape varies depending on time of year and rain. There will be no green grass in the summertime. Tag us on instagram! @margueritaranch Horse corral (50 ft roundpen) available to rent at extra cost. Message me!!
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Heart & Soil Ranch

1 site 路 RV1 acre 路 Avondale, AZ
Heart and Soil Ranch is located on the fully fenced, back acre of our family's 1.5 acre homestead in the Southwest Phoenix area. Situated outside of city limits it's a nice and quiet getaway from the busy city. Guests have a nice, family and pet friendly full size RV space with full hookups available, to include a deck with a picknick bench and plenty of grass. There's also an oversized firepit with enough space for family and friends to enjoy a night of smores and songs around the campfire. Relax, and play on this small 1-acre ranch property! We are on a septic system so please make sure your waste tanks are empty prior to arrival and only flush septic safe toilet paper during your stay.
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Geo Dome Campsite, I-17 Access

8 sites 路 RVs2 acres 路 Phoenix, AZ
Currently looking for long term summertime RV and Vanlife guests to round out our tight little community! No tents. Come visit and see what makes every one who has stayed here fall in love with this amazing little slice of heaven in the desert. My description: This is a convenient spot in the city of Phoenix, but it feels like you are camping in the country. Closest neighbors are 150 feet away. I've got 2.3 acres, 5 minutes to Walmart, movie theater, 100's of dining choices in Norterra shopping complex. You'll be behind tall fence/block wall on a full acre to spread out on. (Bring an extension cord for prime spots if applicable) There is some light highway and minimal residential noise if that matters to you. You will hear birds nesting in our cacti, see tons or dove, finches, numerous species of hummingbirds or even hear some coyotes yipping at nighttime. We are about a 4 minute drive from a nice hiking area. 3 30 amp and 2 50 amp power added September 2022. Full time campsite manager on site now. Laundry has free large capacity machines. Water pressure and quality is great. The campfire has tree shade with table and chairs. Extension cord power (when available). Water hose for water. Septic system with tap at campsite. Quiet generators are fine for summer A/C. If you need 30 or 50 amp power you'll have to park closer to the domes or have an extension. Electric hookups...contact for availability. There is an acre to choose your perfect spot, but power and water might not be exactly where you want it. Please be respectful of the property and all of our neighbors as we are surrounded by residential housing. Please drive slow inside the property and keep the gate closed when not in use as there are coyotes in the area. Please do let us know ahead of time if you are afraid of dogs or have allergies. My manager has a small pup and there are others here depending who is staying. I have perfect drinkable amazing deep-well zero particulate well water. Inside my extra geo dome I have a shower, sink, and toilet. While 40 years old and ugly, they are functional. You are welcome to camp or relax inside the 40 foot dome, BUT THERE ARE NO BEDS OR BEDDING. This Hipcamp listing is for camp and RV sites only, not a bed in a geo dome. Please message with arrival time so we can meet you at the gate.
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Santan Mountain Views

1 site 路 RV, Tent3 acres 路 Queen Creek, AZ
We do short term bookings 29 days or less. No monthly rates, sorry! Beautiful views of the Santan Mountains. Flat, private area behind main residence with a large cover. Quiet, rural feel yet less than five minutes from shopping, dining and conveniences. Water, 50 amp electric, and septic. Room to set up temporary horse panels. Walking distance to Santan regional park for miles of hiking, biking or horseback riding. 2 miles from Horseshoe park. Less than a mile to Santan flats. Quiet, rural feel but 5 minutes to major amenities.
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Desert Hideout RV Stop

2 sites 路 RVs1 acre 路 Apache Junction, AZ
We bought this property several years ago to have plenty of room for our dogs and future children to grow, roam and play. Superstition Mountain鈥攚hich you can see from the property and is only ~7 min drive from us鈥攊s full of history, legends and mysteries. Tonto National Forest, which starts 5 minutes away from our home, is a great place for off-roading, hiking, camping, boating, and adventuring. Visit historical Goldfield Ghost Town!聽We welcome you to share our slice of Superstition landscape with us.Learn more about this land:Park your RV or van on our quiet property neighboring horses, Arizona wildlife, and the stunning beauty of the Superstition Mountain and Tonto National Forest. Hike, ride, boat, play with our friendly dogs, and get mesmerized by Arizona's infamous sunsets, stars, and saguaros.
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Field of Dreams RV in Mesa

1 site 路 RV1 acre 路 Mesa, AZ
I鈥檓 Tammii, my husband Kevin (of 45 yrs. ) were missionaries for the 17 yrs. And we felt it was time to get off the Fast lane and begin using the access road. In other words slow down a bit. While trying to figure out what the next season would look like we felt God encourage us that we weren鈥檛 finished yet just gonna do hospitality a bit differently then we had while working abroad in many different countries with many different cultures and people. So we made homebase Mesa AZ. And developed 鈥淭he Field of Dreams鈥. After all If you build it they will come! Our Hipcamp site is new but very nice. We look forward to many guests coming and getting much needed rest and peace and a breakaway from the stresses of life. We look forward to welcoming you to 鈥淭he field of Dreams鈥 Learn more about this land: Paved level RV spot with full hook ups. 50 amp service, water, septic. We can fit up to 43 feet in length RV Has a nice paved patio area with chairs and umbrella with a privacy screen. Propane fire pit with 2 chairs. laundry Shed with washer and dryer. Close to Costco and local restaurants, breweries, and a mall. Nearby mountain biking, hiking and site seeing. 30 minutes to downtown Phoenix. Great place for a stop over or a short stay.
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Boulder hideout

1 site 路 Lodging200 acres 路 Cactus Forest, AZ
In the middle of the vast Florence desert lies the most beautiful, enormous granite boulders that you have ever seen! This majestic place has also been home to the Hohokam indian tribe thousands of years ago, with pottery and arrowheads scattered throughout the property to carved out holes in rocks used for cooking, The Boulders is rich with history. We welcome you to an unforgettable glamping experience right in the middle of these granite giants!
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Mesa Arizona RV Campsite Space

1 site 路 RV1 acre 路 Mesa, AZ
We have one RV space (campsite only-No RV) with full hook ups next to a shared beautiful pool and gazebo. Your RV space has a pedestal with three optional plugs: 50/30/20 amp plugs. All have breaker switches. This RV pad is decomposed gravel and has it's own brick patio. Your RV space is separated via brick wall, vinyl, and pool fencing. The entire property is a quarter acre in a quiet Mesa AZ neighborhood, just North of Gilbert, highway 60, and close to shopping and restaurants. The RV pad is accessed via a 25 foot wide drive up to a 14 foot wide RV gate. Your vehicle will sit on level decomposed granite. Your RV pad is 80 feet long and 20 feet wide. In addition, you have approx. 20'x20' brick patio for chairs, table, and outdoor living space. You can lock up your space via the RV gate, then come and go via the locked walk through gate. The area is great for your pups too! Additional parking is available in front of the RV gate if needed, or you can park on the street too. TPT Lic# 21497128
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Back yard oasis

3 sites 路 RVs, Tents2 acres 路 Phoenix, AZ
Beautiful grassy backyard Oasis 7 mins from downtown. If you are looking to a place to camp still in the city limits for a great price this is the one for you. Not a lot of traffic noise 30'+ trees lining the property, kids play set, we do live on the property. If you want to be a little more secluded we have another 1/2 acre that butts up to our property we do not live on. Both properties are gated.
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Mountain View Retreat

8 sites 路 RVs, Tents5 acres 路 New River, AZ
Experience the ambiance of a boutique resort as you escape to our beautifully landscaped and immaculately maintained private 5 acre property in the North Valley. You will be welcomed into a peaceful, desert oasis with luxurious amenities and find yourself immersed in a tranquil, serene setting surrounded by breathtaking views. Not only will you experience warm hospitality from your hosts, but our friendly farm animals will give you a warm welcome too! Guests are welcome to interact with all of our animals during our "evening chores" 30 minutes before dusk every afternoon. In addition to your personal, spacious full-hook up RV site you are sure to enjoy all the amenities we offer, including shared access to our entire property with many seating areas, covered patios, water fountains, outdoor kitchen, horseshoe pit and hot tub. NON-SMOKING adult guests ONLY! Please review entire listing and house rules prior to booking. 鈥︹︹..Discounts offered for long term stays鈥︹︹.
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The best camping near Lost Dutchman State Park guide

Overview

About

This park is craggy, cactus-filled and full of history and legend. There are lots to experience here, even if you don't believe the site's lost gold myth. Enjoy the mountain biking trail, adopt a cactus, have a picnic or study the stars. You can explore the wilderness and trek into the surrounding Tonto National Forest.

Hikers will love this desert park, with six hiking trails leading into the wilderness. The easy, informative Native Plant Trail is great for cactus fans. However, if you've got adventurous kids, try the Treasure Loop Trail. If you're great at hiking, try the Siphon Draw trail and climb the Flatiron.

The park can be busy year round, although summer gets very hot. Some of the hikes are not recommended in summer due to the heat. You should book your campsite in advance, and also get a photo permit. There are 134 campsites to choose from, half of which provide electric and water. Sites all have picnic tables and fire pits for outdoor eating and fun.

Notable campgrounds

  • Cholla Campground: Nestled amid the park's stunning vistas, offering a serene desert camping experience.
  • Saguaro Campground: Ideal for those seeking proximity to hiking trails and breathtaking mountain views.
  • Coyote Campground: A perfect spot for families, with facilities that ensure a comfortable stay amid nature.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, as sites at Lost Dutchman State Park fill up quickly due to its popularity.
  • Consider visiting during the week for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellations to snag a last-minute reservation.
  • Explore nearby camping options if the park is fully booked.

When to go

The best time to visit Lost Dutchman State Park is from October to April, when the weather is cooler and ideal for outdoor activities. Summer months can be extremely hot, making daytime adventures less comfortable. Always check the weather forecast and park advisories before planning your trip.

Know before you go

  • Check for any trail closures or safety advisories before heading out.
  • Bring plenty of water and sun protection, as the Arizona sun can be intense.
  • Wildlife is abundant; enjoy from a distance and do not feed the animals.
  • Accessibility varies across the park; some areas may not be suitable for all visitors.
  • Facilities such as restrooms and picnic areas are available, but it's wise to bring your own supplies.

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