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.

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Spring 45-87 F
Summer 67-81 F
Fall 33-70 F
Winter 33-59 F
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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.

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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.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions About Jerome State Historic Park

What is the best time of year to visit Jerome State Historic Park?

The best time to visit Jerome State Park is in the spring or fall. Spring and fall offer the best weather for hiking, picnicking, and other activities. You will also enjoy the leaves changing color in the fall.

What is the climate of Jerome State Historic Park?

The climate of Jerome State Park is mild, with average temperatures ranging from 50-70 degrees Fahrenheit for most of the year. The park experiences little rainfall, so the trails and roads are usually dry.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Jerome State Historic Park?

Jerome State Park is home to a variety of wildlife, including mule deer, coyotes, bobcats, foxes, and many different bird species. The park is a great place to view wildlife in their natural habitat.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Jerome State Historic Park?

There are 40 designated RV camping spots in Jerome State Park, and there are plenty of places to park your RV if you're looking for a place to stay overnight. Just be sure to follow the park's rules.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Jerome State Historic Park and what is the cost?

If you would like to guarantee a spot for your RV while visiting Jerome State Park, it is important to book in advance. The park can fill up quickly during the busy season.