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.
Simpson Springs Campground will be undergoing construction that could impact the availability of some amenities and services. Sites 1-10 are reservable on recreation.gov, and sites 10-12 are available first come first serve. Additional sites will become available upon construction completion.
Simpson Springs Campground will be closed for construction from 9/1/2023 through 11/30/2023. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact the Salt Lake Field Office at 801-320-8300 with any questions. Thank you.
Simpson Springs offers a more primitive camping experience, while providing potable water (except in winter months), restroom facilities, tent pads, and restrooms. The BLM does not currently have a Campground Host, and does not mark reserved sites each night. Please note that sites 1-10 are reservable online, while sites 11-19 remain available first come, first served for payment on-site. Visitors who reserve sites online must camp in the specific site that they reserved. The BLM is currently working on an improved site design for this campground.
Campground is along the Pony Express National Historic Trail.
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.
491 N. John Glenn Rd Salt Lake City UT 84116
For campground inquiries, please call: 801-977-4300
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.