Simpson Springs Campground is so cool we can hardly wait to tell you about it! Why is it so neat, you ask? Well, it’s located at an important station on the Pony Express National Historic Trail that spans across the western Utah desert. If you aren’t familiar with the history, the Pony Express operated in 1860-1861, and riders risked their lives delivering mail along the route. You don’t have to face dehydration and other nasty factors to enjoy Simpson Springs, though! Come grab one of the 20 spots and bask in the beauty of the desert. We’re particularly certain you’ll enjoy stargazing once night falls—the stars are unreal here. While you’re searching for shooting stars, remember that Pony Express riders once set up camp at this very same spot.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
20 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Simpson Springs Campground.

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Devin G.
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November 14th, 2016

Went mid November. Beautiful campground. Wide open space. Quite a few coyotes, jack rabbits, deer, and even saw a sheep and wild horse. Quite a drive out on the unpaved road, make sure you have appropriate tires. Go on a full moon!

Hipcamper Brandon P.
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August 7th, 2018
Salt Lake Field Office
United States
Phone Number
(801) 977-4300
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40.036° N, 112.783° W
Tent / RV / Trailer: 20 Sites
(Up to people per site)
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