Mingus Mountain


Campgrounds and Summit Picnic Area are currently closed.

Mingus Lake and Mingus Picnic Site are open, but with no servies:

No Fee
Limited Services:
No restrooms, water, or garbage service.
Please follow sanitry guidelines and practice leave no trace ethics: 
"Pack it in, Pack it out"
Bury waste 8" deep and at least 200' from water sources

This location remains open for arrivals at this time.  Local managers are committed to the health and safety of recreational visitors and our staff. We are following the guidelines from our department and the CDC regarding COVID-19, closely monitoring the situation and responding to current conditions. Please continue to monitor this page for status updates.


Located in the cool pines of central Arizona, Mingus Mountain offers a wide range of recreational opportunities including: picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, camping, fishing, hunting, hang gliding, and paragliding.  Scroll down (below the recreation map) to learn more about the excellent recreational opportunities on Mingus Mountain.


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.

Mingus Rim Trails Description and Map (563 KB PDF; 8.5” X 11”)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: undefined
Open Season: undefined - undefined
Usage: Medium
Busiest Season: Spring - Fall
  • Vehicular cross-country travel is prohibited
  • Dispersed camping within the recreation boundary is prohibited (see Dispersed under Camping and Cabins for more information)
  • Swimming and motorized boats are prohibited in Mingus Lake
Closest Towns: Jerome and Prescott Valley, AZ
Water: Mingus Lake is a small lake that is periodically stocked with rainbow trout.
Operated By: Forest Service

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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Areas & Activities


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7,200 feet - 7,810 feet


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Equestrian Opportunities

Opportunities for Equestrians

Day Hiking Opportunities

Day Hiking Opportunities

Backpacking Opoortunities

Backpacking Opportunities

Mountain Biking Opportunities

Mountain Biking Opportunities

OHV Opportunities

OHV Opportunities