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 04/25 0%
High 71° / Low 41°
Sunny. Becoming windy late. High 71F. Winds NW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Wednesday 04/26 0%
High 76° / Low 49°
Plentiful sunshine. High 76F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday 04/27 0%
High 79° / Low 48°
Partly cloudy skies. High 79F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Friday 04/28 0%
High 70° / Low 38°
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High around 70F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Saturday 04/29 0%
High 67° / Low 41°
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 67F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday 04/30 0%
High 75° / Low 45°
Sunny. High around 75F. Winds NE 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