Pony Express RV Resort

(3) Reviews

1012 West Recreation Way, North Salt Lake, UT, 84054

The Pony Express RV Resort is located near North Salt Lake City, and is one of Utah's most popular camping spots. Visitors can enjoy nearby activities such as biking, boating, skiing, hiking, and whitewater rafting. Sight seeing is also popular, so don't forget to pack your binoculars and camera to capture those majestic mountains and long, expansive Utah plains. The campground is close to a number of great attractions like the Jordan River Parkway Trail, Pioneer Memorial Museum and Clark Planetarium. Downtown Salt Lake City is also a popular area for visitors; the city is home to a number of great museums and art galleries as well as local eateries and bars. If you're hoping to experience the true beauty, culture and history of Utah, this is the best place to do it.

Campsite amenities offered include a general store, a playground, a heated outdoor pool, picnic tables, fire circles, and grills. It also includes basic amenities like restrooms with 22 stalls, laundry facilities, full hookup campsites that are big rig friendly, a pet area, and free WiFi.

Last Updated: 07/23/2021

Quiet Hours

Quiet hours are from 10 pm-8 am. Please be courteous to other guests around you. Profanity or violence towards others and the park team will not be tolerated. Loud, objectionable noise is not allowed at any time. Inconsiderate guests will be asked to leave.

Pet Policy

At an RV site, pets are welcomed but must be registered at the front desk upon arrival. Pets must be kept on a maximum 10 foot leash at all times and under the control of their owner; or must be left inside guest accommodation. Pets may not be left outside unattended. Guests are responsible to "clean up" after their pet. All pet droppings must be properly disposed of in a trash receptacle. Pets are prohibited in Resort buildings and amenity areas. For the protection of, and in consideration of our guests, noisy, vicious or unruly pets are not allowed. Guests who are unable to control their pets must remove them from the premises, or the animal may be taken by local animal control authorities. Additionally, exotic pets are strictly prohibited. Please be advised that guests should carry proof of pet’s current vaccinations.

Check-In/Check-Out Policy

You may check in at 12:30 PM for RV sites. Check out is at 11:00 AM. The front desk may be able to arrange a late checkout, if available. Additional fees may apply. In order to ensure availability for incoming guests please plan prompt departures.

Cancellation Policy

We will gladly provide a full refund for changes or cancellation at RV sites as long as a 3 day advance notice is given. If less notice is provided your deposit of the first night will be forfeited. Deposits are not refundable or transferable for cancellations over major holiday weekends (Memorial Day, Labor Day, Independence Day and Thanksgiving). A deposit equal to the first night’s stay will be collected at the time of all reservations. This applies to all RV sites and hospitality units.

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Cable Hookups

Community BBQ/Grill

General Store

Laundry Facilities

Picnic Table

Propane Refilling Station

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Pets Allowed

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Swimming Outdoors

Wildlife Viewing

1012 West Recreation Way, North Salt Lake, UT, 84054
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The Pony Express RV Resort can be accessed by taking I-15 to I-215 exit #313 (says to AIRPORT/I-215). Take I-215 to Redwood Road or exit #27 – Turn left on Redwood Road and then the next right. 

Looking for awesome activities and attractions around the campsite? Here are some camper favorites:

1. The Great Salt Lake

2. Clark Planetarium

3. Utah Museum of Fine Arts

4. Tracy Aviary

5. Hogle Zoo

6. Leonardo Museum

7. Beehive House


Overall Rating: 4.3

Shaun H

Let me just tell you that I rarely ever take the time to write reviews because I have a full time job and juggle two additional part time jobs, thus, I pretty much never write a lengthy review for anyone or anything, but I had to take the time to laud Pony Express RV Park, its manager Ruben Zak, and his wonderful team. Even my kids, after a 3 week long road trip to 5 different national parks and a plethora of venues visited and outdoor activities experienced, listed their experience at Pony Express as their #1 best memory. Why am I writing such a rave review for an RV park? First of all, the entire staff is the friendliest, kindest, and most compassionate staff we have ever encountered at any form of lodging (RV resort, campground, hotel, inn, etc.) out of all of our travels. Before we even arrived, we had to adjust our schedule due to some hiccups in our plans and (simply over the phone) the staff did their best to accommodate us. When we arrived, the receptionists were very smiley, friendly, helpful, and welcoming. The entire park looked well kept, clean (especially the restrooms and showers compared to other RV parks), and well-run. No matter where you are placed, you are always within reasonable distance to a restroom/shower building. The pool area is clean; the tables, umbrellas, and chairs are all kept in good condition; the laundry room is literally the best we've ever seen (the best kept machines, the cleanest room, the most surfaces to fold clothes, has a coin machine that is well stocked, and has a detergent/dryer sheet machine for the users that forget to bring their own). The pool and laundry room are immediately next to several indoor bathrooms and showers and are very roomy and well-kept. The clubhouse has a really nice pool table and foosball table, plenty of comfortable seating, a big screen TV, books, games, puzzles, and a really nice common kitchen area for guests to use. They even have a great outdoor playground for the kids. Up to this point alone, we would have enthusiastically given Pony Express 5 stars. It was easily the best kept resort we have ever been to. The few reviewers that complained about the proximity of the RV sites to each neighbor need to understand that this is an RV resort in Salt Lake CITY, so the layout is meant to be maximized. That being said, the sites are NOT that crammed together as some reviews might give the impression about, and they are well maintained. THEN, we were juggling with some serious RV issues, and not only did Ruben have his staff help us out with no strings attached, but he went above and beyond to help us with alternative lodging that was amazing as we dealt with our misfortunes. We are very sensitive to imposing on other people and really try not to be an inconvenience to anyone, but the ENTIRE STAFF went out of their way to make us feel cared for. To emphasize this point, we got to know so many of them and are now blessed to call them friends. Shout out to Ruben, Christine, Ric, Suzie, Patricia, Barry, Jen, Emily, and Jimbo for your grace and kindness. To the rest of the staff that we did not have the pleasure to get to know personally, thank you for making this RV resort an awesome place to stay! Now, on top of this, if you are traveling and simply need lodging, not an RV site, their sports cabins are REALLY NICE! They have two bedrooms, a bathroom, a full kitchen, and a living room with great central AC . . . all for a VERY reasonable price. I cannot praise this place enough and I know our family will always remember our stay there. Please, do yourself a favor and take some time to stay here if you are passing anywhere through Salt Lake City. I sincerely believe you will have a GREAT time here however long your stay. We even met several long-term guests on site (we're talking many months up to a couple of years), and ALL of them were very happy with their time at Pony Express RV Park. YOU WILL BE, TOO!

James Richard

Big rig friendly with full hookups. WiFi iffy. If you are using a portable Progressive Surge Protection System, the night light in the pole will cause a high frequency error causing surge protector to kick off. I turned off the light at the pole and everything was ok.

Chris M. Braden

We are here now and while it is at the junction of I15 and Loop215 in an industrial area, it is 13 minutes into SLC to the Family History Library. The park is very clean, with a pool and amenities to include a park for children, cabins and small store. Not too far to Walmart and shopping. Great views of the snow capped mountains. Not one of my favorites compared to others in the area and a bit pricey. It is gated. the park I love is down in Provo, Lakeside RV Park which is a 45 min drive into the city. Being close to the library was important on this trip. $249/week. Good Sam. - Review provided by RV Park Recommendations & Reviews Facebook Group

Campground Response

Thank you so much for your feedback, Chris!