Standard (tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
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.

ADA Access: ADA Access

Fee Info
Individual site = $15 per night, first-come, first served
Bureau of Land Management
Drive In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Simpson Springs Campground is located in Utah
40.036 N
-112.783 W
Get 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.
2 Reviews of Simpson Springs Campground
On your way to Dugway

Stayed here with a group of Scouts on our way to Dugway to look for Geodes. They have nice big spots. Lots of cedar trees. Lots of history and amazing sun sets. This is a great place to pitch a tent or take a trailer.

This is the West desert and it can get hot in the summer months. It is a great place to go in Spring and Fall.

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.