Jerome State Historic Park RV & Campground Guide
Indulge your inner history buff and head to Jerome State Historic Park where Arizona's fascinating mining past comes to life. This unique park centers on the Douglas Mansion, which was built in 1916 by the owners of the Little Daisy Mine. Today, it's a well-curated museum that gives a peek at the home's unusually advanced features and exhibits that show what life was like on a working mine at the turn of the century.
Located in the rugged hills about two hours north of Phoenix, Jerome State Historic Park is perfectly located for a weekend adventure. The red rocks of Sedona lie just 30 miles away; you can also check out Oak Creek Canyon, the Prescott National Forest and Dead Horse State Park. With winters here that average 40 degrees Fahrenheit and summers that rarely get warmer than 90 degrees, you can enjoy the wilderness year-round.
Spring 45-87 F
Summer 67-81 F
Fall 33-70 F
Winter 33-59 F
Prescott Valley, AZ
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Jerome State Historic Park
Whether you're thinking of sleeping high in the hills near Jerome State Historic Park or down in the desert, an RV is a wonderful way to elevate your camping experience. No matter the weather, it keeps you comfortable and warm after a day of fun. If you don't own an RV, an RV rental from RVshare is a great way to test the waters; enjoy your trip to Jerome in a model you've had your eye on.
Dead Horse Ranch State Park Campground
Located just 10 miles from Jerome State Historic Park, the Dead Horse Ranch State Park campground makes a great base of operations. With more than 100 oversized sites, this campground is ideal for small travel trailers as well as big rigs up to 65 feet long. Each site comes with water and 30-amp and 50-amp electric service, so it's easy to stay comfortable. Plus, with multiple bathrooms and hot showers scattered throughout the campground, this is a great option for families or big groups. Keep in mind that generators are prohibited. Prices for RV sites start at $30 per night, and it's crucial to reserve in advance if you're coming in the fall or spring since the campground usually sells out. If you want to save a bit of money, you can choose a $20 site without hookups.
Potato Patch Campground
Camp in the shade of the pines at Potato Patch Campground, which is located in the Prescott National Forest about 9 miles from the park. With its cool breezes and ample shade, this campground is a popular option; it's a good idea to reserve in advance. Potato Patch has just 12 RV sites, each with electric hookups and space for RVs up to 40 feet long. Keep in mind that there's water nearby, but the supply isn't adequate to fill the tanks in your RV, so be sure to fill up before you come. Are all the RV sites full? You can also camp in the campground's 28 non-electric sites. RV sites at Potato Patch are $18 per night while the other sites are just $14 per night. Feel free to bring your dog as long as it remains on a leash, and bring wood to build a campfire in your site's fire pit.
Verde Valley RV & Camping Resort
If you're searching for a campground with full hookups, your best bet is Verde Valley RV & Camping Resort. Located about 15 miles from Jerome State Historic Park, this friendly spot has 62 brand-new RV sites with both 30-amp and 50-amp service. In total, there are 340 sites. Cool off in the swimming pool and hot tub, bring your four-legged friend to the dog park or tackle the bike trails for a workout. You'll also find fishing sites, mini golf, a playground and a volleyball court. A Wi-Fi hot spot makes it easy to get online to post your photos after a day of exploring.
Lo Lo Mai Springs Outdoor Resort
Fall asleep to the peaceful sounds of the creek at Lo Lo Mai Springs Outdoor Resort. One of the most luxurious options near Jerome State Historic Park, this campground has everything you need for a comfortable vacation: shaded sites, water and electric hookups and individual fire rings. Looking for full hookups? Some sites offer 50-amp service and sewer service. Keep in mind that this campground is located at the bottom of a steep hill, and it only allows fifth-wheels up to 36 feet long and motorhomes up to 40 feet long. Near your site, you'll find a playground, hot showers, a convenience store and a clubhouse. If you're visiting when the weather is warm, cool off in the swimming pool or hop in the moving waters of lovely Oak Creek. Reservations are required, and rates vary based on your RV length and group size.
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What to Do at
Jerome State Historic Park
Inside Jerome State Historic Park
The Douglas Mansion is the highlight of Jerome State Historic Park. When you visit, you can explore the grand hallways and discover what life was like for a mining mogul in the early 1900s. Be sure to check out the park's excellent collection of historic photos, which show many aspects of life in the mines. The mansion's museum also features regular video showings and a unique three-dimensional model that shows the town and the mines that run beneath the hills. Bring snacks or a meal because the park's picnic area offers gorgeous views of the surrounding area.
Outside Jerome State Historic Park
When you're done visiting the park, there are more attractions nearby to explore.
Enjoy beautiful views and authentic Italian meals at this intimate, historic spot.
Location: 111 Main St, Jerome, AZ 86331
Indulge in comfort food at this friendly cafe, which serves classic American fare and baked goods.
Type: Breakfast, lunch
Location: 416 Main St, Jerome, AZ 86331
Try a locally made beer or craft brew at Wicked City, which hearkens back to the saloons of Jerome's mining days.
Location: 403 Clark St A3, Jerome, AZ 86331
Vaqueros Grill & Cantina
Enjoy the eclectic Southwestern decor at this colorful restaurant, which serves hearty Mexican dishes and cocktails.
Location: 363 Main St, Jerome, AZ 86331
This small store sells locally made pottery made from native clay.
Location: 103 Main St, Jerome, AZ 86331
Pick up a new accessory at this jewelry store.
Location: 114 Jerome Ave, Jerome, AZ 86331
The Miner's Pick Rock Shop
This shop offers geological specimens and other souvenirs.
Location: 317 Main St, Jerome, AZ 86331
Selling homemade fudge and sweets, this is a popular destination for tourists.
Location: 337 Main St, Jerome, AZ 86331
Amore Pin Up Boutique
Buy vintage clothing, shoes and home goods at this small store.
Location: Jerome, AZ 86331
Gold King Mine
Get a closer look at the mining history of Jerome at the Gold King Mine. This museum is comprised of multiple buildings and pieces of equipment; everything is located on the site of the Haynes Copper Mine. Feel free to explore at your leisure and don't miss the fascinating collection of vintage vehicles.
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Wondering what life was like before settlers arrived in Arizona? Find out at Montezuma Castle National Monument, which features one of the most spectacular cliff dwellings in the United States. Tucked into the cliffs, this five-story dwelling was inhabited by the Sinagua people more than 600 years ago.
Verde Canyon Railroad
Ride the rails in a refurbished vintage train, which offers food, drinks and beautiful canyon views. The ride, which is popular with families, takes four hours and features fascinating narration about the history and geology of the area.
Dead Horse Ranch State Park
Hike or bike more than 20 miles of trails at this family-friendly park, which also features a lake and stunning mountain views.
Red Rock State Park
Get up close and personal with the red rocks at this popular park, which offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the area. Hike the trail network or attend one of the many educational events at the visitor center.
How to Get to
Jerome State Historic Park
Jerome State Historic Park is located just off Highway 89A; if you're coming from Prescott, access this road from Highway 89. Coming from Phoenix, take Interstate 17 to Highway 260 and connect to Highway 89A near Cottonwood.
Entering Jerome State Historic Park
Open daily from 8:30-5pm
Jerome State Historic Park Adult : $7.0
Jerome State Historic Park Children 7-13 : $4.0
Jerome State Historic Park Children under 6 : $0.0
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