Welcome to Fruita! The campground's A and B loops were constructed in 1964. The C loop was added in 1987, for a current total of 71 sites. Each year, thousands of visitors enjoy their stay under a canopy of cottonwood trees. Please help preserve your park and provide for a safe and enjoyable visit by becoming familiar with the following information and regulation. Contact a ranger or campground host for further details.
April 1 - November 30: 14 days
December 1 - March 31: 30 days
Checkout Time: 11 am.
Maximum of 8 people per campsite.
Quiet Hours: 10 pm-6 am.
Site Length/Vehicle Size:Most sites in Loops A and B are less then 40 feet long. Most sites in Loop C are between 40 and 52 feets long. Walk-in tent sites are available in Loops B and CC. All sites are available on a first-come first-served basis only.
In case of emergency, call 911:
A telephone is located at the Loop A fee station and in front of the visitor center. Cellular phones are not reliable in this area.
Feeding the wildlife is prohibited. Please keep them wild!
Keep a clean camp.Between 10 pm and 6 am, all food items (unless being prepared or consumed) must be stored in vehicles. This reduces the risk of unwanted visitors. Keep tents zipped and RV and car doors closed. Leaving food unattended may result in confiscation of items and/or a violation notice.
Rules and Regulations
The use of roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, kick scooters, roller skies or similar devices is prohibited.
The use of ATVs and UTVs is not permitted 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.
Check at the visitor center for information on orchards that are open for fruit picking. Fruit may not be picked until the orchard is posted as open for picking. When permitted, you may sample ripe fruit in any unlocked orchard. There is no charge for fruit consumed in the orchards. Read and follow the ladder safety signs posted in the orchards. Climbing of fruit trees is prohibited.
Other than fruit mentioned above, collecting of any plant, mineral, or archeological materials is strictly forbidden.
Hammocks and Clotheslines:
Permitted only during daylight hours, in your own campsite and in such a way that no resource damage occurs.
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 dishwashing, bathing and solar showers must be collected and deposited in gray-water disposal sinks.
Closure and Public Use Limits:
Pastures containing horses are closed to public entry. Do not feed the horses.
Viewing wildlife at night with an artificial light is prohibited, including spotlighting and nighttime flash photography.
From spring through fall, park staff frequently present interpretive programs at the campground amphitheater and other nearby locations. Information on programs and schedules is available at the visitor center and with the campground hosts.