Camping in Capitol Reef




Developed Camping
The 71-site Fruita campground is the only developed campground in the park, located south of the visitor center in the Fruita Historic District.

Primitive Campgrounds
The no-fee Cathedral and Cedar Mesa Primitive Campgrounds, located in more remote parts of the park, have pit toilets and picnic tables, but no water.

Group Campsite
The Group Site is available by reservation and can accommodate a maximum of 40 people.

Backcountry Camping
A free backcountry permit is required for camping outside of campgrounds.

Camping Alternatives
The developed Fruita Campground often fills daily spring through fall. There are camping alternatives within an hours drive of the visitor center.

Review our Campground Regulations for more information.

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