Playground Group Campground


Located next to a protected mountain meadow (which is privately owned), Playground Group Site is shaded by ponderosa pines.  Mingus Lake is a short distance up the road, and trails in the area are abundant.  

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

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance and can be made up to 12 months in advance at or by calling (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
  • Check in is after 2 PM, and check out is by 12 PM.
  • Quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Campfires in developed fire pits only
  • Fireworks are prohibited
  • Dogs must be on leash (6' maximum)
  • OHV/ATV use prohibited in the campground
  • Maximum length of stay: 14 days in 30-day period on the Prescott National Forest including stays at dispersed recreation sites. 
Closest Towns: Prescott Valley, Cottonwood, and Jerome, 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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