Playground Group Campground


Located next to a protected mountain meadow (which is privately owned), Playground Group Site is shaded by ponderosa pines. Check in is after 2 PM, and check out is by 12 PM.

Mingus Mountain Brochure (1.86 MB) NOTE- Brochure Correction: Potato Patch Campground is the only recreation site that has water available, the other sites on Mingus Mountain do not have water available at this time.



  • 12 picnic tables
  • 1 large fire pit
  • 3 large barbeque grills
  • No Water
  • Vault toilet (accessible)
  • Garbage service

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservation Information: or telephone 1-877-444-6777
  • $75 for 1-25 people
  • $100 for 26-50 people
  • $125 for 51-75 people
  • $150 for 76-100 people
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: Prescott Valley and Cottonwood, AZ
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Take Highway 89A for 7 miles southwest of Jerome, or 13 miles east of Prescott Valley, to Forest Road 104 (by the Summit Picnicn Area). Take Forest Road 104 for approximately 1.5 miles. Playground Group Campground is on the left side of the road.

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Group Camping

  • Recently refurbished, the central gathering area in this group site consists of a large fire ring and commercial grills surrounded by picnic tables. The toilet and a trash dumpster are located conveniently nearby.

RV Camping

RVs are welcome in Playground Group Campground, but the parking lot is relatively small which limits the number of RVs that can be present at one time.  This site can hold up to 12 smaller RVs and trailers, but 40' RVs will have a hard time turning around, and fewer will fit at one time.  Additionally, there is only one electric hook-up, so most trailers will be without electricity during their stay.  

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