We are the Friends of Lost Dutchman State Park
Friends groups are concerned citizens who organize themselves around a need… a worthy cause. In our case, it was to save our park.
Lost Dutchman State Park is known as the “Gateway to the Superstitions.” She is home to amazing native plant and animal life, and vistas made famous by artists and movie makers. The park draws visitors from around the world and helps build the economic strength of the surrounding area, Apache Junction and Gold Canyon. We need our park and she needs us.
Join us in fundraising, bringing a program to the park, leading a project, or just starting a buzz about the park and you can make a difference. Here’s what we’re busy doing…
BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR!
GAME IS ON! We can’t be happier with all the support we’ve received for this event and it’s because of our community, our guests, our volunteers and our park that we are able to continue this very successful event. We can’t wait to see you again!
Ticket purchase site is up! pictureperfectpark6.eventbrite.com
Picture Perfect Photo Gallery 2017
Fundraising is the only way that the park can purchase needed equipment and complete the trail and campsite improvements that make our park the camping and hiking destination for visitors world-wide. This event has been successful because it’s a community effort. Friends of Lost Dutchman State Park board and members organize it, host it, and even perform during it. See our support page for a list of its sponsors and supporters, most of whom are neighbors to the park. To become a sponsor/supporter/volunteer, contact us.
Our ANNUAL METEOR MADNESS event with Dr. Sky (Steve Kates), a leading authority on the skies, will be postponed and another event celebrating the solar eclipse will be scheduled for a later date. Next year, Dr. Sky will return as your guide at the BEST meteor shower of the year, the Perseids. What makes it so special is that we get to experience the Arizona sky in the most beautiful place in AZ, at the foot of the Superstition Mountains, in the Lost Dutchman State Park.
Ticket purchase site will be announced soon.
Proposed Friends projects are made possible only through donations and funds raised by the Friends of Lost Dutchman State Park. Each project will have its own blog page (presence) on our website with the project’s timeline, plans and other information. Updates will be provided on this website, or upon request. You can get involved by volunteering/fund raising/donating for your favorite project.
Get the latest news about the Solar Trail Project in our Blog Spot
Friends of Lost Dutchman State Park programs educate and bring awareness of the park, its resources and needs; programs draw people to the park. Check the calendar for dates and times.
An Amazing Walk Through the Sky is an edutainment, seasonal program supported by the Friends. Once a month (October – May) Dr. Sky (Steve Kates) brings his incredible mix of entertainment, technology, and astronomical knowledge to the park to teach you how to navigate the skies.
STARTING A BUZZ
DID YOU GET YOURS YET?
We’re talking about the one-of-a-kind, “I Hiked the Flatiron” t-shirt, available only from the Friends of Lost Dutchman State Park.
In case you didn’t know it, the ascent to Flatiron is considered by many as one of the most difficult hikes in our state. If you’ve conquered it, you’re part of a one-of-a-kind, elite group worth buzzing about. The hike originates at the Siphon Draw trailhead in the park. If you want to experience the hike (without breaking a sweat), check out this video made by two awesome park visitors (if you like the video, we know you will, let the girls know on their YouTube channel… start a buzz).
Contact us for purchase information (shipping fees apply).