Willow Springs
Willow Springs area, marked by cluster of willows in center of photograph. View looking northeast from road ascending to Prospect/Ryan Hill road. Location: Approximately 8.5 miles southwest of Avenue of Rocks (Stop No. 10) on county Road 319.

WagonHistory: The sparkling cold water at Willow Springs made this spot one of the emigrants' customary camping sites and was the landmark most often noted by travelers between crossing the North Platte River and Independence Rock at the Sweetwater River. Here emigrants enjoyed the first "good water" since leaving the North Platte River, and they generally camped at the lower springs near the trail. There were also other springs about one mile up a draw that were used when traffic was heavy.