• Strike Valley and the Waterpocket Fold

    Capitol Reef

    National Park Utah

75th Anniversary Celebration

Entrance Sign
NPS
 

Capitol Reef is celebrating 75 years of conservation this year. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the proclamation establishing Capitol Reef National Monument on August 2, 1937. President Richard Nixon signed the legislation creating Capitol Reef National Park on December 18, 1971. The park and our partner, the Capitol Reef Natural History Association are teaming up to celebrate this noteworthy milestone August 2-4, 2012 with special events and activities. Join us for the fun!

For a full schedule of events, click here.

To read more about the administrative history of the park, click here.

Visit our partners at the Capitol Reef Natural History Association to buy tickets for the Cowboy Cookout Saturday evening.

Did You Know?

Tamarisk

The Fremont River corridor sports the feathery branches and pink flowers of the tamarisk, an exotic introduced from the Mediterranean in the 1930s. It was brought to the southwest as a river bank stabilizer and is now nearly impossible to control and eliminate, despite on-going eradication efforts.