Mingus Mountain Campground - Prescott, AZ
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Mingus Mountain Campground
GPS Coordinates: N 34° 41.508 W 112° 07.111
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Located in the pines at an elevation of about 7,500 feet and atop Mingus Mountain, Mingus Mountain Campground offers the visitor a scenic vista and relatively cool summertime temperatures. On a clear day the scenic overlook, located near the camping facilities, offers a spectacular view of the Verde Valley.
The campground offers access to North Mingus Trail #105, View Point Trail #106, Coleman Trail #108, and Gaddes Canyon Trail #110. There is also a nearby day use area and Mingus Lake is within easy access.
A campground host is available to provide information and to assist visitors in locating suitable camping sites. There are 25 single sites available in 2 camping loops. The tent camping area, Loop B, has 6 sites with tables, fire rings, and a vault toilet. The newly built Loop E has 19 sites with tables, fire rings, and electrical hookups at each site.
Two day use areas are also associated with the Recreation Area. Loop A has 2 parking lots, 12 picnic tables, grills, and a vault toilet. The vista has parking for 3 vehicles, 4 picnic tables, and a vault toilet.

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Facilities: Vault toilets are available are provided at Mingus Mountain Campground. There are also picnic tables and fire pits. Loop E has electrical hookups at each site. A water system is being built for the area but is not yet ready to use.

Best Time To Visit: Mingus Mountain Campground is open from May 1 through September 30 depending on weather.

Fees: A nightly camping fee is charged. There is a parking fee for the day use areas.

Accessibility: This area is not handicap accessible.

Rules: Maximum length of stay is 14 days.

Directions: To reach Mingus Mountain Campground from Prescott, take U.S. Highway 89 north to U.S. Hwy 89A. Turn right onto Hwy 89A and travel this road for approximately 19 miles to the junction of Forest Road 104 at the summit. Forest Road 104 is on the right as approaching the summit. Turn right onto Forest Road 104 and travel for about 4 miles to the campground entrance. This dirt road is suitable for all types of vehicles when the road is dry.

From the Verde Ranger Station, take Highway 260 north for approximately 20 miles to the junction with Hwy 89A. This route will go through the communities of Bridgeport and Cottonwood. Turn left onto Hwy 89A and travel for about 14 miles through the historic mining town of Jerome to the junction with Forest Road 104 just before the paved highway descends towards Prescott Valley. Turn left onto Forest Road 104 and go about 4 miles to the campground.

Map: Click here for a map to Mingus Mountain Campground

Reservations: Reservations are not needed or accepted at Mingus Mountain Campground. Campsites at either loop are first-come, first-served only.

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Prescott National Forest/Verde Ranger District
300 E. Highway 260
Camp Verde, Arizona 86322
General: (928) 567-4121

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