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
Cost:
  • $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
Other:

Getting There

Address:
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
Directions:
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.

Connect

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.

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday 07/20 50%
High 90° / Low 71°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High near 90F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday 07/21 50%
High 89° / Low 68°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 89F. NE winds shifting to W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 07/22 20%
High 93° / Low 69°
Partly Cloudy
Some sun in the morning with increasing clouds during the afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 93F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Monday 07/23 0%
High 95° / Low 71°
Clear
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High near 95F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Tuesday 07/24 20%
High 98° / Low 72°
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 98F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Wednesday 07/25 0%
High 100° / Low 71°
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High around 100F. Winds WSW 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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