Mingus Mountain

Mingus Mountain Campground

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.

Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 04/25 0%
High 71° / Low 41°
Partly Cloudy
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.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 04/27 0%
High 79° / Low 48°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 79F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 04/28 0%
High 70° / Low 38°
Partly Cloudy
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.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 04/29 0%
High 67° / Low 41°
Partly Cloudy
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

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