Where is Dugway?
Dugway Proving Ground is located about 85 miles west of Salt Lake City in the Great Basin Desert. CLICK HERE
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What is the best route to get to Dugway Proving Ground?
There are two routes to Dugway Proving Ground traveling from Salt Lake City on I-80 West: Exit 99 along SR36 and SR199 through Johnson’s Pass, or Exit 77 along SR196, which is also known as Skull Valley Road. Either way, make sure you have plenty of gas and watch out for deer and livestock on the open range. CLICK HERE
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What type of work is done at Dugway?
Defensive developmental and operational testing and training in chemical and biological warfare in the areas of protection, detection and decontamination.
How large is Dugway Proving Ground?
Dugway is the size of Rhode Island, encompassing about 1,300 square miles or nearly 800,000 acres.
Where did Dugway get its name?
The name “Dugway” comes from the nearby Dugway Mountains, named by early pioneers. The absence of roads and passes through the mountains forced the trail blazers to dig a serpentine trench just wide enough for the wheels to enter on the up-hill side of the wagon. The oxen were hitched at an angle on the upgrade side of the wagon to pull the wagon in its narrow “dug way.”
What are the working hours at Dugway?
Most personnel work from 0700 to 1730, Monday - Thursday. However, testing and training is also conducted on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as requested.
How many individuals work at Dugway?
Approximately 1,900 people work at Dugway Proving Ground, which includes military, Department of Defense civilians, contractors and other civilian personnel. Transient customers on the installation can range from a few to more than 1,000.
What is English Village?
English Village is the residential/administrative area for the town of Dugway. Formerly called Easy Area, it was named after, General Paul X. English.
What eating establishments are available?
During the normal Monday – Thursday workweek, the Ditto Diner, located in the West Desert Test Center area, offers breakfast and lunch. The Community Club in English Village also serves lunch. However, if you arrive in the evening or on the weekend, please bring plenty of food as Dugway’s eating establishments have very limited hours. The Dugway Exchange Express is a small gas stations that also offers a limited selection of sandwiches, snack foods and microwaveable items.
Are there schools at Dugway?
Dugway’s new school, which opened its doors in January 2016, serves both elementary and high school students, K-12 grade levels. The school is operated by the Tooele County School District and operates Monday – Thursday, from August - May.
Telephone: (435) 831-4090
What other facilities are available at Dugway?
In English Village, there is an outdoor swimming pool (normally open from Memorial Day until Labor Day), a modern gymnasium, a theater, library, commissary, Child Development Center, chapel, and many other facilities.
Can I shop at the Commissary?
Military, government civilians, contractors living on the installation, and retirees may shop at the Dugway Commissary.
What types of houses are available?
Bachelor apartments and family housing (2-6 bedrooms) are available in English Village. Military has first priority for housing followed by civilians and then contractors. Call (435) 831-3541 for more information.
Are there medical facilities at Dugway?
US Army Medical Command (MEDCOMM) operates a medical clinic at Dugway. Military personnel may use the clinic. Civilian and contractor personnel use medical facilities in Tooele, Salt Lake City or other nearby cities. Ambulances and emergency medical personnel are available for Dugway residents around the clock and during all testing and training activities.
Are there lodging facilities on the installation?
The IHG Army Hotels Desert Lodge features 56 extended stay rooms, with kitchenettes, microwaves and safes in every room. Rooms also include standard hotel amenities. Additionally, four family suites include dishwashers as well. To register, call (435) 831-6500 or visit http://www.ihg.com/armyhotels/hotels/us/en/installations.
The Coyote Cove RV Camp is available for self-contained motorhomes, trailers and camping. No services are currently available. Sites are available on a daily or monthly rate. For more information, contact Shocklee Fitness & ODR Center at (435) 831-2705 or (435) 831-2318.
The 17-room Antelope Inn has accommodations based on room availability at the Desert Lodge only. Nightly, as well as long-term stay rates, are available. For more information, contact Shocklee Fitness & ODR Center at (435) 831-2705 or (435) 831-2318.
How do I submit a visit request?
Send your visitor request via JPAS; W30MAA4 (Non-SCI) or W30MAA3 (SCI). If you are unable to send via JPAS, have your Security Office or Facility Security Officer fax a visit request to (435) 831-2499 or (435) 831-2284 (DSN 789-2499 or 789-2284). Please address to 5450 Doolittle Avenue, ATTN: DPG-IN, Dugway Proving Ground, UT 84022 on signed, organizational letterhead. Include the Dugway POC and phone number you are coming to visit.