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.

Monday 06/26 0%
High 99° / Low 68°
Sunny. High 99F. ESE winds shifting to WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Tuesday 06/27 0%
High 98° / Low 64°
Sunny skies. High 98F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Wednesday 06/28 0%
High 96° / Low 61°
Sunny. High 96F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday 06/29 0%
High 95° / Low 61°
Sunny. High around 95F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 06/30 0%
High 97° / Low 63°
A mainly sunny sky. High 97F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 07/01 0%
High 96° / Low 64°
Sunny. High 96F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 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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