Potato Patch Campground in central Arizona is a hot spot for campers due to its unique position at 7,200 ft. in elevation. The camping area is between Mingus Mountain and Woodchute Wilderness. The campground is situated in a ponderosa pine forest. Across the highway, Mingus Lake is a popular fishing zone for rainbow trout. The Verde River, which is in the valley below the campground, is a popular rafting and kayaking site.
Since the area has such unique weather for Arizona, many people enjoy summer camping on the mountain. It is often much cooler than the rest of the hot state.
The area is full of diverse wildlife and geology. There are rock formations, canyons, valleys, mountains, and more all around the campground. In the forests, bird watching and animal watching are popular activities, as well as hiking.
Both tent and RV camping is allowed at Potato Patch Campground, however, they are only allowed in their designated areas. All RV camping areas come with electrical hookups. In the tent camping areas, guests will find a level tent pad, picnic table, elevated fire ring with grill, and parking spot.
There are composting toilets, garbage services, and potable water available for all campers. The potable water is not for use filling RV tanks, however.
Dogs are allowed on the hiking trails and in the camping area. While dogs are welcome, it is worth noting that dog owners are required to pick up after their dogs. All dogs must be leashed at all times. It is prohibited for dogs to be left unattended anywhere in the camping area.
Entrance fees are based on camping area. Nightly rates range from $14 to $28 for non-electric sites. Electric sites run $18 per night. There are no parking fees or pet fees. Fees are to be paid at the self-pay station.