Mingus Lake Day Use / Fishing Site


Site resumes normal operation and fee schedule on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Please read the news release dated 7/28/20 for important information.


A small lake located in the cool pines of Mingus Mountain, Mingus Lake is periodically stocked with rainbow trout.

Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by Passenger Car; Fish available include: Trout; Types of fishing available include: Shore 


  • 1 picnic table
  • Ramada/shelter
  • No drinking water
  • Vault toilet 
  • Garbage service (May 1 - October 31)


Mingus Mountain Brochure (1.86 MB)  

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

At a Glance

  • $5 per vehicle
Open Season: May 1 - Oct 31 (Remains open later as weather permits, but with no garbage service during winter.)
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Jerome, Clarkdale, Cottonwood and Prescott Valley Arizona
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Between Prescott Valley and Jerome on Hwy. 89A, turn on Forest Road 104 (at Summit Picnic Site). Follow dirt road for approximately 2 miles. Watch for the lake on your right.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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Lake and Pond Fishing

  • Rainbow trout are periodically stocked in Mingus Lake.
  • A valid fishing or combination license is required for resident and non-resident anglers 10 years of age or older fishing any public accessible water in Arizona.
  • For more information please visit: www.azgfd.gov


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