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
|Number of Campsites:||24 Campsites|
|Toilets:||Yes – Vault Toilets available|
|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|
|Operating Season:||Campground Open May 1st to October 31st|
|Nearest City/Town:||Jerome, Arizona|
|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.
|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.
Tuesday 10/16 30%
High 46° / Low 40°
Chance of Rain
Showers possible early. Lows overnight in the low 40s.
Wednesday 10/17 10%
High 61° / Low 41°
Generally sunny. High 61F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday 10/18 10%
High 65° / Low 42°
Mainly sunny. High around 65F. Winds light and variable.
Friday 10/19 0%
High 67° / Low 46°
Sunny skies. High 67F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 10/20 40%
High 71° / Low 50°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 71F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Sunday 10/21 40%
High 68° / Low 49°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 68F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
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