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About Simpson Springs Campground
Near the site of the Simpson Springs station on the Pony Express Trail, 5100 foot elevation, 20 first come, first served sites, $15 per night, tables, fire pits, two vehicles per site, 8 persons per site, maximum equipment size: 30 feet, pit toilets, potable water available March to November, no firewood, partial shade at most sites, open year-round. ACTIVITIES Biking Camping Hiking Horseback Riding Hunting Off Highway Vehicle Picnicking ADA Access: ADA Access
Fee Info
Individual site = $15 per night, first-come, first served
Operator
Bureau of Land Management
Features
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ADA Accessible
Location
Simpson Springs Campground is located in Utah
Latitude
40.036 N
Longitude
-112.783 W
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Directions
From State Route 36 near Faust, turn west on the Pony Express Road and drive 25 miles to campground on maintained gravel road. From Interstate 80, take Dugway-Rowley Exit 77, drive south on State Route 196 to Dugway, continue south 10 miles on maintained dirt road to Pony Express Road, turn left or west onto Pony Express Road for 10 miles to campground.
1 Review of Simpson Springs Campground
First to Review
What? A campground in the desert?

It constantly surprises people that there is a campground here. It can be brutely hot during the summer, but the rest of the year, it's a nice place to camp if you are exploring the desert. There is actually a spring here, which used to be readily available, but now it's mostly not available (it's plumbed into taps now). This place has a tremendous amount of history, first it was a station on the Pony Express route, then it was a large CCC project camp, complete with swimming pool, and now it sits on the Pony Express byway, and also is within easy view of the Dugway Proving Grounds, where, if you're lucky, you'll get to see some A10s attacking the hundreds of targets within the proving grounds.