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.  

Mingus Mountain Brochure (1.86 MB) NOTE- Brochure Correction: Mingus Mountain Campground and Picnic Site do not have electricity available at this time. 

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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
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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


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.  

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.