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Smithsonian Butte Dispersed Camping

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For Campers

  • Phone Service
  • Electric Hookups
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles


    • Drive In
      Park next to your campsite
    • Walk In
      Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
    • Hike In
      Hike a trail to your campsite


    38 Reviews of Smithsonian Butte Dispersed Camping

    Ratings Breakdown

    • 3
    • 0
    • 1
    • 6
    • 28
    Jeanie P.The Dyrt PRO User
    Reviewed May. 6, 2021

    Awesome spot, worth the effort

    I would definitely recommend coming via the Apple Valley way unless you have a good 4wd vehicle and are comfortable with that kind of road. Camping spots are a little tricky to find but worth the hunt. Definitely check out the Wire Mesa trail, it is an awesome trail run or mt bike. There are…

    JThe Dyrt PRO User
    Reviewed May. 1, 2021

    No camping within a half mile of road

    New signs say no camping within a half mile of the dirt road which makes finding a spot extremely difficult if you have never been to the area. Drove about 3 miles in from the south and turned around because we hadn’t seen another camper or spot.

    DThe Dyrt PRO User
    Reviewed Apr. 15, 2021

    Beautiful spot, 2WD & 4WD options

    We spent 6 nights camped here with friends who didn’t have 4WD or high clearance vehicles. There are a few spots before Wire Mesa that don’t require high clearance (IF you come from the Apple Valley side—don’t even try coming from Rockville without at least Subaru Outback clearance), although you…

    • Looking into Zion
    • We were glad for the Annex on the camper for wind protection a few nights.
    • Grafton ghost town, Rockville side from the mesa, you can also get there the long way around from Apple Valley.


    Smithsonian Butte Dispersed Camping is located in Utah


    37.1336729 N
    113.06489397 W

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