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. 

Open Dates: September 15 to July 1

Last Updated: 06/04/2022

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.

30 Amps

50 Amps

Big Rig Friendly

Pet Friendly

Sewer Hookups

Water Hookups

Back-in RV Sites


Community Fire Pit

Community Restrooms

Dirt Roads

Dump Station

Fitness Room

Gasoline Nearby

Laundry Facilities

Pets Allowed

Propane Refilling Station

Pull-Thru RV Sites

RV Hookup

Slide Outs


Gravel Roads

Picnic Area

Picnic Table


Trash Service

20 Amps






Historic Sightseeing

Scenic Drives

Big Rig Friendly

Extended Stay

Family Friendly

Pet Friendly

Remote Work Friendly


Tent Camping

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: 4.2

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

Dale Dorsey LDMA 2940879

Had a great time!

Donald Dimmitt

Relaxing atmosphere. Everyone is friendly and helpful. I've met a great deal of wonderful people, had the opportunity to locate additional gold claims and nearby church to attend. We are looking forward to returning.

Darrell Adamson

Had a great time and found some nice gold.

Mike Duffy

The camp host are great, John is very knowledgeable about the area and about gold recovery. He gives good advice to all. The camp was clean and safe. Had a great time and returning next year.

Kim Otten

Had a great time, John and Nanette were so friendly and did everything to make your stay enjoyable. The events were fun, met nice people and had an all around wonderful stay. We will be back !

John Elliott LDMA 0252923

The second largest disappointment was the inability for the office to maintain posted hours. I was in need of some equipment, which I never could buy. I'll order instead from LDMA. Thinly veiled threats were the biggest drawback. Clean bathrooms.

Campground Response

Sorry we couldn't accommodate your needs, we don't sell equipment here at Stanton. As for the hour of the office we maintain normal business hours Monday through Friday 9 to 4. Sorry for an inconvenience this has caused you.

Joe Riddle

Great RV site!

Nancy Hoffman

Stanton is an interesting place and the staff was great, they went out of their way to be helpful. Met some great people that I really enjoyed getting to know. That said after 2 days of shoveling and dry washing extremely little gold was found by anyone participating. It was frustrating and disappointing given the cost of the event. Unfortunately, the outcome did not live up to the advertising.

Tim Wilson

Stanton is the best camp ,we always enjoy our Gold camp adventures. The absolute greatest caretakers in the country,they strive to make your stay great!yall come and enjoy the camp,great new friends and go get some gold.

Tim Wilson

We have been members and have loved Stanton since 2004,great camp!

David Grantham

AWESOME as always! Clean, friendly and safe.