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LDMA - Stanton Gold Mining & Campground

15650 West Stanton Road, Congress, AZ, 85332

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Last Updated: July 28, 2023

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$15per night

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Campground Overview

Get ready to create new memories that will last a lifetime. Bring the family and experience a unique gold prospecting adventure in the heart of Arizona. Perfect for the seasoned gold miner and first-timers alike, you're sure to catch Gold Fever while discovering your gold in this historic ghost town.

When visiting Stanton's 120 acres, you will enjoy your choice of full RV hookups, electric only, or dry RV sites, as well as plenty of space to pitch a tent. All sites are in close proximity to the Stanton Club House, Bath Houses and Showers after a long day of mining for gold. With more than 150 RV hookup sites and 120 acres of desert to explore, Stanton has been a favorite prospecting destination for more than 40 years. Your adventure awaits.

Never panned for gold before? Metal detect for treasure and gold? Learn how to find gold pockets and how to process material and get your gold! Lost Dutchman's host numerous events a year where you, your family, and friends can participate in a "gold adventure!" 

Need an escape from camp? Bring your ATV/UTV as there are several miles of road and trails to explore and enjoy the beautiful desert terrain. 

Check In

Check In Time: 1PM | Please check-in at the office upon arrival. If you will arriving after 5 PM, Sites 1 and 2 are designated for late arrivals and request that you check-in at the office the following morning. Be prepared to move to assigned site.


Historic Sightseeing, Biking, Hiking, Backpacking, Off-Roading/ATV, Scenic Drives

Area Tips

Lost Dutchman's Gold Mining & Campground is located less than 2 hours northwest of Phoenix, Arizona, and less than 2 hours northeast from Quartzsite, Arizona.


Check out time

Check out time is before 12pm (noon). All campers must check out with the office to confirm that your site fees and other items have been settled.

Check in time

Check in time is 1pm Arizona time, all campers must check in at office. You will be escorted to your site by staff member.

Restrooms and Showers

Facilities are available. Due to Board of Health Regulations, animals and the washing of dishes are prohibited in the restrooms. Please clean up after your self, thank you!


Stanton Camp Staff reserves the right to limit additional vehicles per campsite. Day or night visitors must register at the Stanton Camp office.

Quiet Hours

Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.


Parents are responsible at all times for their children's safety and behavior. Please supervise small children in showers and restrooms, and do not allow children to play in the roadway.


Stanton Camp Staff reserves the right to limit additional vehicles per campsite. All vehicles must display a valid Stanton Camp parking permit. A vehicle without a proper parking permit is subject to tow at owner's expense. Vehicles must not block the road or adjacent campsite(s). Speed limit is 5 MPH. Including all ATV's/UTV'S. Dust Rules Apply.


Laundry rooms are open 24 hours a day subject to change by Caretakers. Please do not hang clothes on lines or trees at campsite.


Personal charcoal and propane grills are permitted. See Park Map for hot coal disposal dumpsters. Do not put hot coals in garbage containers. Fireworks are prohibited on the Stanton Camp premises and on property.

Pet Rules

All pets must be registered with the Stanton Camp Office with current rabies certificate on file per the state of Arizona. Animals must be kept on a leash at all times and may not be left unattended at campsite. Animals may not be tethered to camp utility fixtures, picnic tables, trees or fences. Animal waste must be picked up by the pet owner anywhere on Stanton Camp property,


Help us stay clean by depositing all garbage in the dumpsters located throughout Stanton Camp.

After Hours Assistance

For after-hours assistance or security, please see Stanton Caretaker(s).

Monthly Rate Discounts

If your stay is shorten for any reason, and you paid for a discounted daily rate, you will be re-rated to the daily site fee and charged accordingly. You will also be charged a "Early Departure Camping Site Fee of $50.


Trees, and the shade they provide, are an integral part of an enjoyable Stanton Camp experience. However, healthy and well-maintained trees pose a natural hazard of falling debris, such as leaves and branches, especially during windy and/or extreme weather conditions. We do not assume responsibility for these natural hazards or for any property damage, injury or other circumstances that may result. Please take this into consideration when parking in Stanton Camp and while enjoying the camp.

Loss, Damages & Claims

Park management is not responsible for loss, damages or claims to property of guests due to fire, theft, accident or any other cause. The management also reserves the right to refuse service to anyone. Having in possession weapons such as firearms, knives, chains, etc. while outside a personal camping vehicle is not permitted on property. Stanton Camp closes certain sites and areas of property for landscaping and maintenance throughout the season.


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