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    Capitol Reef

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Operating Hours & Seasons

Visitor Center with the Castle in the background
Capitol Reef National Park visitor center
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Operating Hours & Seasons
The park and campgrounds are open year round.

The visitor center is open daily (except for some major holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with extended hours in the summer.

Ripple Rock Nature Center is open on limited days from Memorial Day through Labor Day, check the visitor center for details.

The Gifford House Store and Museum opens for the season on March 14 (Pi Day) to October 31 (closing date can change) and is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with extended hours in the summer.

Current hours of seasonal operations.

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.