Nothing remains of the tent and adobe buildings, and the actual mine is too dangerous to enter, but you can see a lot of history and artifacts in today's reconstruction on the site (Mile 4.5 along the Trail).Goldfield Ghost Town (480/983-0333, www.goldfieldghosttown.com, about 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily) features many activities and exhibits. During the day horse trailers come in and take up alot of the space, late in the day, they leave and spots open up.The area has maybe a dozen level areas and it may be challenging for bigger rigs. You can shop for Western duds, crafts, jewelry, rocks, and sweets. Those who tried to follow him into the Superstitions either became lost in the maze of canyons or were found murdered. Visitors enjoy the delightful setting and well-spaced sites in addition to a beach, drinking water, fish-cleaning station, and paved boat ramp. While the road noise wasn't bad, someone ran their generator all through the night. Three Mile Wash is another primitive area a bit farther up the lake at Mile 42.3; the unsigned turnoff is at a bend of the Apache Trail near Milepost 239. At Mile 40.2, Upper Burnt Corral offers a primitive lakeshore area in a small cove; drive 0.7 mile on the Apache Trail beyond the Burnt Corral junction, then turn left half a mile on unpaved Forest Road 52, which may not be signed. Please select a reason for flagging this item: © 2020 Campendium Inc. All rights reserved. Nearby Palo Verde Boating Site (Mile 14.7) has a boat ramp and restrooms but no picnic tables, $4/vehicle and $2/watercraft. Dispersed Camping Elevation: 1900 feet Reservations: Reservations not accepted. Access via the Apache Trail National Forest Scenic Byway. There are fire rings, but we ended up making our own because someone had left tons of trash laying around (shame). The Apache Trail is a 40-mile circular route right through the Superstition Mountains. Lost Dutchman State ParkAt Mile 5.4, the park (480/982-4485, www.azstateparks.com, $6/vehicle day use) offers picnicking, day hiking, and camping at the base of the Superstition Mountains. Being rainy, there was some mud and soft areas where people drove, but mostly it was hard-packed. All were friendly and respectful. Camped Sunday night, 2/3/19. You can simply use your smart phone's GPS to find camping near you or even use our trip planner to plan your route from coast to coast. A bit farther up the street, you can climb the stairs to the Bordello Museum (10 a.m.-5 p.m. It is convenient to the Maverick ATV Trail. Become a Campendium Supporter and enjoy ad-free browsing plus bonus features! First Water TrailheadJust down the highway from the state park you'll enter Tonto National Forest and come to the turnoff for First Water Trailhead, three miles in on the right. Ready for an adventure? Several of our sites overlook the lake, and the others are preferred by people with larger rigs or those who want to set up larger campsites. See what’s being done here. Several hiking trails lead from the campground into the Superstition Wilderness. Dispersed camping is free and is allowed on public lands in National Forests such as the three National Forests near Payson which are the Tonto National Forest, the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest, and the Coconino National Forest. Roosevelt Lake Day Use and Camping Areas. Check with Clifton District Ranger's Office to ensure availability of … close to the traffic circle; we inquired inside and were able to fill water bladders no problem. We offer new and used TIPOS from award-winning brands like MARCAS and more. The best part about camping at Lost Dutchman State Park is the number of outdoor activities at your fingertips! Even though it was very busy, we thought there were at least three different places we could have stayed in our 33' motorhome. Up on the hill, Goldfield Superstition Museum displays old photos, a Lost Dutchman Hunter Hall of Fame, a mineral collection, and an 1886 Brunswick bar that served Goldfield miners. This boondock site is sandy gravel with dips and hills, and no marked sites; you just park wherever. In our two weeks we saw a few days when the campground was FULL and just as many when it was less than half capacity. Description. This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com, Pulled in and the place was trashed.... Lots of horse trailers which is fine for they only stay for a few hours and then gone. The area is enclosed in barbed wire fence. Dispersed camping is possible along the shore at the adjacent Lower Burnt Corral, but this area is a floodplain; turn left through the gate just past the fee station. The location is great! Siphon Draw Trail climbs into the high country, 3.2 miles roundtrip to a basin at an elevation of 3,100 feet; adventurous hikers can continue up a rough route to the Flatiron (4,862 feet), a five-hour, five-mile total roundtrip. FWIW? It’ll be on your right. Hwy.88, North of Tortilla Flat. The campground is largely situated on an outcropping between the Apache Lake Marina and … The trail continues on through La Barge and Boulder Canyons, linking with several other trails in the Superstition Wilderness. Roosevelt Lake is a beautiful body of water set in the desert. However, we found a spot, and surprisingly, it was level. Temperatures can exceed 115ºF in the shade—and there's precious little of it. It's open daily Oct.-June for dinner and Sunday for lunch, $18-20 adults with discounts for children, seniors, and cash payments; reservations recommended. Smaller RVs may have an easier time leveling or finding a place when the horse trailers are here (hot tip: park at the entrance and scout by foot), but there is absolutely space for any size rig. We were able to get a spot in the back along the fence with a nice view, so we were pleasantly surprised at the feeling of privacy we had. Dispersed Camping Hookups & Connectivity. From the Phoenix area, take the Superstition Freeway or other roads east to Apache Junction and follow signs for AZ 88. Continuing down the highway, you'll reach the end of the pavement at Mile 23.0 and the beginning of 22 miles of graded dirt road to Roosevelt Dam. Despite the efforts of thousands of gold-crazed prospectors, no major finds have ever been confirmed. At least one member of Peralta's party survived the massacre, the stories go, and some 30 years later revealed the location of the mine to a German immigrant, Jacob Waltz. Lost Dutchman SP. But you have the homeless camping there with their kids swinging from the trees, very trashy area and deep holes and with this last storm there was water everywhere. Showers and a dump station are included. The museum is about 3.5 miles down the Apache Trail on your right, one mile before Goldfield Ghost Town. The ground is packed dirt, very unlevel and with many washes BUT the views are breathtaking and lush desert trails are easily accessible. and a decent price on diesel, especially with any Kroger card (Fred Meyer, Smiths, etc.). But as soon as you head out on AZ 88 from Apache Junction, the shopping centers, gas stations, and hamburger stands fade away, and you're left with just the desert, lakes, and mountains. The Apache Park and Trail is a private park with rolling elevations of over 4,000 ft within the small town of Plateau, Texas with spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Consistently busy area with campers and horse trailers. At Mile 39.5 (Milepost 236) you'll pass the sign for Burnt Corral Recreation Site, which lies one-third mile to the left on a paved road. Miners stealing nuggets wouldn't be able to sell their loot in Wickenburg, so Waltz may have run a gold-laundering operation by caching the Vulture gold in the Superstitions. More Info.