Simpson Springs Campground

Salt Lake Field Office

Simpson Springs Campground provides 20 campsites. The campground is situated on the eastern edge of Utah's West Desert near the historic Simpson Springs station on the Pony Express National Historic Trail. Simpson Springs was the site of a significant Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp in the late 1930s and early 1940s, just prior to the establishment of the US Army Dugway Proving Grounds during World War II.

Potable water (seasonally) and pit toilets.

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Natural Features

Campground is along the Pony Express National Historic Trail.

Nearby Attractions

Historic Pony Express National Historic Trail site and visitor interpretation. 


Hiking, picnicking, OHV riding, mountian biking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, scenic backcountry byway, Pony Express National Historic Trail. 

Contact Information


491 N. John Glenn Rd Salt Lake City UT 84116

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 801-977-4300

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From I-80, take exit 199 (Tooele) and travel south on Highway 36 for approximately 40 miles. Turn right onto the Pony Express Road and travel for approximately 25 miles. The campground is approximately 12 miles south of Dugway, Utah, on the Pony Express Road.

Available Campsites

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