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.
Saturday 08/19 20%
High 88° / Low 64°
A few clouds. Lows overnight in the mid 60s.
Sunday 08/20 20%
High 86° / Low 64°
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 86F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 08/21 20%
High 83° / Low 63°
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 83F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 08/22 20%
High 88° / Low 65°
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 88F. Winds light and variable.
Wednesday 08/23 20%
High 87° / Low 63°
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 87F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 08/24 50%
High 86° / Low 64°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning. Partly cloudy skies late. High 86F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
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