Notice of Fee Increase: BLM increased site fees at Clover Spring Campground starting on Sept. 15, 2015. The following fees are now charged: Single site occupancy = $12 per night; Group site reservation = $45 per night. This fee increase was unanimously approved at a public meeting of the Utah Recreation Resource Advisory Council on 6/23/15. The need for the fee increase was identified in the BLM Salt Lake Field Office Campground Business Plan which was made available for public review and comment from Nov. 10, 2014 to Jan. 12, 2015. No substantive comments were received.
Description: Clover Spring Campground is a cool escape from the desert heat. The clear, bubbling waters of a natural spring gave this site its name. Cottonwoods trees frame the campground that is a popular trailhead for hikers, horseback riders, and hunters. There are sites for traditional campers and day users in groups or families, as well as wheelchair-accessible restrooms.
Activities Available: Camping, picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, OHV riding.
Amenities: 10 individual units and one group site (up to 50 people and 10 vehicles), picnic tables and fire pits; vault toilets; equestrian sites.
Open: Closed in winter months. Season of use typically May - October, depending on level of snowfall.
Cost: $12.00 per campsite, per night. Limit 2 vehicles, 8 persons per single occupancy site. The group site costs $45.00 per night and reservations are required. Limit of 10 vehicles and 50 persons at group site.
Permits: Camping, day use. Except for the reservable group site, all other sites are first come/first serve. To reserve the group site, contact the Salt Lake Field Office at 801-977-4300.
Regulations: No trash pick up, carry it out. Only non-potable water available from spring. Group site available by reservation only. All other sites available on first come/first serve basis. No camping or parking outside of designated sites. No firewood available. No target shooting. No OHV joy riding inside the campground. Obey all motor vehicle route closures. Do not trespass on adjacent private lands.
Location and Directions: Located in Tooele County, west of the town of Rush Valley. From Salt Lake City drive west on I-80 to exit 99. Drive south on 36 through Tooele and Stockton continue driving south until the junction of State Route 199. Turn west at the junction of 199, the campground is on the south side of the road in the foothills of the Oniqui Mountians.
GPS Info: 40°20'49"N, 112°33'02"W
Elevation: 6,000 feet.