Potato Patch Campground


Located in the Mingus Mountain Area in ponderosa pine forest, this campground offers cool summertime temperatures and fairly easy access via a paved and winding mountain road.

Nearby are Woodchute Wilderness, Woodchute Trail #102, and the historic mining town of Jerome lies 8 miles northeast on U.S. Highway 89A.

Mingus Mountain Brochure (1.86 MB)


  • 28 campsites with picnic tables, grills, and fire pits (A-Loop)
  • 3 accessible campsites and 2 accessible toilets (A-Loop)
  • 1 double site (A-Loop)
  • 12 campsites with picnic tables and electrical hookups for RVs (B-Loop)
  • 2 accessible campsites and 1 accessible toilet ( B-Loop)
  • Each site in A-Loop has 40 foot paved driveway
  • Composting toilets
  • Drinking water is available for use on site, but not for filling RV water tanks
  • Garbage service

At a Glance

Reservations: First come, first served
  • $14 for campsite
  • $18 for campsite with electrical hookups
  • $28 for groupsite (4 vehicles)
  • $5 for extra vehicle
Open Season: May 1 - Oct 31
Usage: Medium
  • Quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Campfires in developed fire pits only
  • Fireworks are prohibited
  • Dogs must be on leash
  • OHV/ATV use prohibited in the campground
  • Maximum length of stay: 14 days
Closest Towns: Approximately 60 minutes from Prescott, Camp Verde, or Chino Valley; and 30 minutes from Prescott Valley
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Prescott, take U.S. Highway 89 north past Granite Dells, turn right on Hwy 89A and travel approximately 20 miles to the top of Mingus Mountain. Potato Patch Campground entrance will be to your left (across from the Summit Picnic Area) on Forest Road 106.

From the Verde Ranger Station in Camp Verde, travel approximately 20 miles northwest on Hwy 260 (toward Cottonwood). Turn left on Hwy 89A. Stay on Hwy 89A (watch for a second left turn), then follow the paved and winding mountain road through the town of Jerome and up to the summit on Mingus Mountain. The turn-off to Potato Patch is on the right, across from the Summit Picnic Area.

  • Maximum vehicle length: 40 feet

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