Campground Spotlight: Pony Express RV Resort & Campground

The Pony Express RV Resort & Campground knows how to make a fabulous first impression. When you pull in, the first thing you will notice is the charming office. Situated on a lawn of immaculate grass with thoughtfully designed landscaping, the office is clean and welcoming. After checking in, you will be given a gate code (yes, this entire campground is gated - including the restrooms & laundry facilities) and drive in to see beautifully appointed, all-concrete RV sites. There are even adorable lampposts and green spaces scattered throughout.

Technically located in North Salt Lake (which is about 11 minutes north of Downtown Salt Lake Springs), the Pony Express offers convenient access to most attractions in SLC. See photos, along with a full review, below.

RV Sites

The Pony Express RV Resort & Campground boasts large, paved back-on or pull-through sites with clean picnic tables and small trees.

As far as we could tell, all sites offer full hook-ups. The sites range in price from $65-$80/night.

Tents and Cabins

The Pony Express RV Resort & Campground does not have tent sites available. This "campground" is squarely in the RV and cabin category.

The cabins at Pony Express are called "vacation rentals" on their website. These two bedroom chalets include a queen size bed in the master bedroom and bunkbeds in the second bedroom to accommodate up to 7 guests. These rentals come furnished with a full kitchen that has appliances, coffee maker, toaster, and utensils. Additional amenities include a private bathroom, heat, and air conditioning. Cabin rentals average from $150-$200/night.

Restrooms & Laundry

All restrooms and laundry facilities require a gate code.

The laundry room that is near the office is clean and new-ish with Speed Queen machines - $2 to wash, $2 to dry. The shower rooms near the laundry room are also particularly spacious and clean.

Playground

The playground is located near the clubhouse and features four slides along with infant swings.

Swimming Pool

The Pony Express RV Resort & Campground has a swimming pool (open seasonally), which is adjacent to the office.

Dining/Food

While there is no cafe or restaurant on-site, there are picnic tables at each RV and cabin site for your convenience. Community BBQ grills are also available.

As for grocery stores, your best bet would be to go to Smith's Food & Drug on 2600 Street in Woods Cross, which is about 6 minutes away.

Dog Park

If you are traveling with your pooch, Pony Express RV Resort & Campground has an on-site dog park for small breeds.

Front Office

Checking in? Need advice about area attractions? Stop by the front office, which also serves as a gift shop with snacks, camping necessities, and souvenirs. The clubhouse is also inside this building.

Campground Activities

At the campground, kids can swing & slide at the small playground, splash in the swimming pool, shoot hoops at the half-basketball court, play a round of oversized chess, or challenge a friend to a rousing game of foosball in the clubhouse.

Bikes and surreys are available for rent at the front desk. You are also welcome to peruse and check out a DVD from the library.

As far as we could tell, there weren't scheduled activities for families.

Local Area

As mentioned previously, the Pony Express is in North Salt Lake – which is about 11 minutes north of Downtown Salt Lake City.

Here is an estimate of the number of minutes from the Pony Express to popular area attractions:

  • Clark Planetarium: 11 minutes
  • Governor's Mansion: 14 minutes
  • Red Butte Garden: 24 minutes
  • Utah Olympic Park: 35 minutes
  • Utah State Capitol Building: 11 minutes
  • Utah's Hogle Zoo: 22 minutes

TIPS

  • If you are planning to do laundry on your trip, this campground offers a clean facility with great machines.
  • The downsides of this campground are that there appear to many residents who live permanently at the campground for part or all of the year. In addition, there are no restrictions on smoking, which can lend itself to less than clean air.
  • Looking for fun things to do with your children in Salt Lake City? Read my comprehensive article, entitled Travel With Kids: Salt Lake City.

BOOK A STAY AT PONY EXPRESS RV RESORT & CAMPGROUND

  • ADDRESS: 1012 N. Recreation Way, North Salt Lake, UT 84054
  • PHONE: 877-421-7002
  • MAKE A RESERVATION
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