Lost Dutchman State Park
Apache Junction, Arizona (near Phoenix)
Shopping: 4 miles to an awesome grocery, Fry’s
Signal: 1-2 bars Verizon LTE
Cost: $20 per night/no services | $30 per night/water and electricity
Services: Potable Water in campground, showers, flush toilets, full hookup sites, dish washing station, hiking, ranger-led hikes and lectures
Awesome campground right outside of Phoenix! The signal is so-so… a little draggy here and there, but totally worth it for such a great stay! Tons of trails, lovely views, close by groceries, water/ice at the ranger station, and tons of special programming and sessions like morning medicinal plants walk.
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