Basic Campground Information
8 am-10 am and 6 pm-8 pm.
10 pm-6 am.
All campsites are first come, first served. Site saving is prohibited. Site occupants must be present at the time of registration.
• Maximum of 8 people per campsite.
• There is a 14 day limit on camping from April 1-November 30 and a 30 day limit from December−March 31.
• Please be considerate of fellow campers when using lanterns and limit their use.
In case of Emergency, Dial 911
A telephone is located at the Loop A restroom and in front of the visitor center. Cellular phones are not reliable in this area.
Rules and Regulations
The use of skateboards and rollerblades is prohibited within the park.
Hammocks and Clotheslines
Permitted only during daylight hours, in your own campsite and in such a way that no resource damage occurs.
You may sample ripe fruit in any unlocked orchard. Fruit may not be picked in quantity until the orchard is posted as open for picking.
There is no charge for fruit consumed in the orchards. Read and follow the ladder safety signs posted in the orchards.
Other than fruit mentioned above, collecting of any plant, mineral or archaeological materials is strictly forbidden.
Closure and Public Use Limits
Pastures containing horses are closed to public entry.
Wash dishes, bathe, and use only completely contained solar showers at your site. Washing of any kind is not permitted at spigots, drinking fountains or the RV dump station. Do not wash dishes in the restroom or gray water sinks. Water from dish washing, bathing and solar showers must be collected and deposited in gray water disposal sinks.
All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and Utility-Terrain Vehicles (UTVs)
ATVs and UTVs are not permitted to be used in Capitol Reef National Park.
The use of any weapon, trap, or net is prohibited in all national park sites. Carrying of firearms must comply with state law. Firearms are prohibited inside all federal facilities such as the visitor center.
Hosts occupy sites 1 and 2 in Loop A from late March through October. Please contact them should you encounter any problems.
Potable water is available at spigots and drinking fountains located in front of each restroom, and at the fill station at the top of Loop A.
Trash and Sewage Disposal
Dumpsters are located near each entrance to the campground. Scavenging in government refuse containers is prohibited.
Recycling bins are located near the dumpsters.
The RV dump station is located near the top of Loop A and may be closed periodically for maintenance or other management issues.
Camping supplies, food, gasoline, and lodging are not available in the park. A complete directory of nearby services is available at the visitor center.
Lost and Found
The visitor center acts as the receiving station for all lost and found items.
From late spring through early fall, the campground sprinklers are sometimes left on for up to 24 hours for the survival of the grass.
If a sprinkler is impacting your campsite, you may move it to another location in your site or turn down the volume, but please do not turn it off. Contact the campground host if the problem persists.
No refunds will be issued for recreation benefits already received. Visitors requesting a refund should obtain a form at the visitor center.
Examples of legitimate refund requests are:
Examples of refund requests that will not be honored:
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Did You Know?
Desert bighorn sheep, once common in the Capitol Reef area, were reintroduced in 1996 and 1997, and have since thrived here. Visitors have reported seeing them in Capitol Gorge, Grand Wash, and along the Fremont River corridor.