LDMA - Stanton Gold Mining & Campground

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15650 West Stanton Road, Congress, AZ, 85332

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. 

Last Updated: 06/01/2023

RV Sites

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
30 Amp Electric Only $35.00 $245.00 Choose Your Site
30 Amp Full Hook Up $45.00 $315.00 Choose Your Site
Premium 30 & 50 Amp Full Hook Up $55.00 $385.00 Choose Your Site
Primitive Camping (Small Campers/Trailers) $15.00 $105.00 Choose Your Site
Tent Sites (A Sites)

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Primitive Camping (Tent Sites) $15.00 $105.00 Choose Your Site

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.

Quiet Hours

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


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.


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


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.


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

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,

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!


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.


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).


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.

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.

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.


20 Amps

Trash Service


Picnic Table

Picnic Area

Gravel Roads


Slide Outs

RV Hookup

Pull-Thru RV Sites

Propane Refilling Station

Pets Allowed

Laundry Facilities

Gasoline Nearby

Fitness Room

Dump Station

Dirt Roads

Community Restrooms

Community Fire Pit


Back-in RV Sites

Water Hookups

Sewer Hookups

Pet Friendly

Big Rig Friendly

50 Amps

30 Amps

Scenic Drives

Historic Sightseeing





Tent Camping


Remote Work Friendly

Pet Friendly

Family Friendly

Extended Stay

Big Rig Friendly

15650 West Stanton Road, Congress, AZ, 85332
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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.

Overall Rating: 4.3

Brian Carlson

Wonderful host and great people. Enjoy my time at the campground.

Allison White LDMA

Great place to camp! Hosts are very accomodating and very nice!

Dean Dahlheimer

Too many confederate and political flags for me.

Ray Sullivan LDMA 2893990

We had a great time!! The RV town,(park) was awesome, clean, good water, very nice!! We will come back. And stay longer

Michael Quigley LDMA2922033

camp sites were very clean. Staff and hoste were helpful and friendly. could use a couple trash cans near office and opera house.

Bill Riera

We had a great time. The staff was friendly and helpful. They gave me nice spot on upper level so we had a view of the whole camp . Definitely going back .

Robert Castellaw

Great Hosts loved the Bingo night

Robert Riess

Stanton is clean and organized. Great staff who are friendly and willing to work with you. 5mph is the speed limit on the campground.

George Johnson

Loved it there. Care takers are great Will go back soon.

Jeff & Deb Goehring LDMA

Our experience at Stanton was unfriendly by the camp host staff. No one gave proper directions to the camp for our safety. We had a horrifying experience driving up and down the mountain because of lack of directions. The loud mine and vein mountain camp both gave safety directions for our size rig before we got there to ensure our safety. The camp host John welcomed us by screaming at us for not being in site one since he wasn’t here when we arrived and we parked in the wrong spot. Very rude. We were not informed that the push dig we booked for was canceled in December and we were not informed of the current litigation preventing us from digging on sight and the closest claim is across the desert 3 and 1/2 miles away. John charged my credit card for the month without permission so he reversed the charges when asked. We would never had come to Stanton if we were given all this information in advance and it ruined our 6 months of plans to stay on the west coast. We will not ever return to Stanton because of this. We issued our concerns with Jen on November 6 th. Dominic called and said he likes to handle this in person would it be ok to meet the Thursday of the metal detecting event we said ok. Dominic did not meet us on Thursday as promised, Deb introduced herself to him on Friday and asked when we were meeting, he said sometime tomorrow before the prizes. We met with Dominic for over an hour and shared our concerns again. Dominic said they had a staff meeting the following Thursday then he would get back to us after. We did not receive an answer until the following Monday after thanksgiving. Then Dominic refunded the push dig the deposit and 100.00 for the trouble and applied it to an in house credit to be applied at the loud mine as agreed upon between Dominic and Deb. With all this said would you be satisfied if it were you?

Robert & Angela Paul LDMA 264790

Had a great time we will be back for longer stay

Bart Nelson LDMA 70222

Our time at Stanton was great. It's been along time since we got to go to the desert. The camp hosts are very nice and knowledgeable about the history of Stanton. It is a remote camp so don't forget anything. The facilities are nice and very clean

Bill & Beth Powell LDMA 2880528

Participated in metal detector hunts and training provided by very knowledgeable individuals. Seeded hunts were fun and helped refine my detector skills. Hunts into the wild were well organized and in areas where there was definitely gold to be found. The LDMA staff (including a corporate rep) all made the entire time fun and a good learning experience. Having a Minelab rep there for the entire time was very helpful especially for tips and especially for learning about and even using many different Minelab detectors (including the Manticore). Overall it was a great time! And the Stanton crew made sure the people who attended the event were well taken care of. Thanks to everyone who worked hard for another successful event. And the swag/goodies given out was exceptional.

Jonathan Lawrence

It is always great staying there, great people and awesome caretakers. The camp has everything one needs.

Carl Frounfelker

Campground and hosts were great as usual. The activities as part of the Dig looked like fun and we would have joined in but because we choose not to use Facebook we were not in the loop for planing such. So our message is get off this reliance on Facebook as your info media and also use email. Your email did mention the Dig and what did it say, go to Facebook! Just tell us the info with email! Sent from my iPhone

Casey Cohill

Truly peaceful and majestic peace of living Arizona history panoramic views super helpful Camp hosts Relatively easy to get to and overall wonderful place I am not a member of the club but they treated me like family Our three days stay was awesome

Louis Raatz LDMA 2940237

Nice and quiet. Every there was very nice

Jim & Tamara Sielski LDMA 2827556

The campground was clean and quiet. All of the services, water and electricity functioned without any problems.

Cha' Kaula LDMA 2935095

1 star means they filled basic functions. No interaction with John AT ALL! OVER 2 MONTHS... NOT ONE WORD! NANNETTE STOPPED AFTER 2 WEEKS! I wanted to buy equipment but they weren't there the 3 or 4 times I visited the office EVERYDAY! YOU READ THAT RIGHT... EVERYDAY! The phone message says they are there from 9 to 4 everyday and lunch is 12 to one! That's a lie. Also, they no doubt screen there calls as well. I called 8 times and NEVER got them. AND... they never called back... NEVER! I know they screen because 4 minutes after I called the last time to add a few days, my debit card was subtracted. I DON'T LIKE THEM HAVING ACCESS TO MY DEBIT CARD! I will contact the LDMA office and lodge a formal complaint! I AM SO DISGUSTED WITH THEIR TREATMENT OF ME THAT I HAVE PUT MY MEMBERSHIP UP FOR SALE; I only had it since Nov 29 and didn't leave Hawaii 'til March 3rd and signed in a LDMA Stanton on 4/16/22. I am so glad I'm out of there... based on my experience and the hearsay of others (I'm not adverse to name names) if this goes farther, I have numerous example of how despicable and unprofessional these caretakers were toward me.

Campground Response

Cha, Not once did you ask me any questions or talk to me once (John that is) out of the almost 3 months you were here, you didn't come to the office at all , the 3 or 4 times you came to the office was curiously on the only days we had to leave camp. Also there where no phone messages from you until you requested to stay more days ( also the last time we had to leave camp) . This morning when you left you walked right pass me and never said a word to me! Instead you called the office knowing we are not open at 730 am and left a message you were out of here! Please don't get on here and lie, and remember you called out corporate office on us every time we left camp also a coincidence to say the least.

Kent McIntosh

Had a great time and found a little bit of the shinny gold stuff ... Thx