Mingus Mountain Campground is a medium-sized ponderosa shaded campground located at 7,600 feet in elevation in Central Arizona. The campground has spectacular scenic views of the Verde Valley, Mogollon Rim, and the Sedona Red Rocks.

This campground has 24 campsites divided up between two loops. 19 of the campsites have electric hookups for RVs, however the electricity is not reliable at Mingus Mountain Campground. All of the campsites have a fire ring, picnic table, and access to vault toilets. Drinking water is NOT available at the campground. The nearby town of Jerome offers the closest supplies and services for campers.

Mingus Mountain Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 24 Campsites
  • $6/night for campsite
  • $10/night for campsite with electrical hookups
  • $5/night for extra vehicle
Use Level: Medium-high
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes – Vault Toilets available
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: 22-40 feet
RV/Trailer Amenities: Some campsites offer electric hook-ups, however the hookups are not reliable
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground Open May 1st to October 31st

Getting There

Geo Coordinates:
34.69256096, -112.1205233
Nearest City/Town: Jerome, Arizona
Elevation: 7600 Feet
Location: Yavapai County, Arizona
Paved Road Access: None
Proximity to Stores: 8 Miles
From Highway 89A:

From Highway 89A between Prescott Valley and Jerome, turn on Forest Road 104 at the Summit Picnic Site. Follow the dirt road approximately 2.5 miles to the 4-way stop. A right turn takes you into Mingus Mountain Campground.


Phone: (928) 567-4121
Web: Prescott National Forest
Reservations: Not Accepted – First Come, First Served

When To Go

Fall & Late Spring – Summertime can get into the higher temperatures, but in Fall and Late Spring the weather is great.

Mostly Cloudy
Thursday 03/22 20%
High 75° / Low 48°
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. High near 75F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 03/23 20%
High 70° / Low 44°
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High near 70F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 03/24 0%
High 67° / Low 38°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 67F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday 03/25 0%
High 63° / Low 36°
Mainly sunny. High 63F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 03/26 20%
High 55° / Low 34°
Partly Cloudy
Mostly sunny early then increasing cloudiness later in the day. High near 55F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 03/27 0%
High 53° / Low 34°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 53F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Be Sure to Bring

What To Do

Hiking & Mountain Biking – There are miles of trails in the area that are great for day hikes and mountain bike rides.


Image Credits: Ken Lund via Flickr

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Justin is an IT Professional, focused on cloud, mobile, and infrastructure management and security with his consulting business, as well as chief bottle washer for this website. In addition to NextCampsite.com, Justin also runs and writes for the technology infrastructure-focused blog OddJobsInTech.com, and the mobile device-focused blog EnterpriseMobileDevice.com.


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