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    Capitol Reef

    National Park Utah


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Capitol Reef Natural History Association

Additional information about Capitol Reef National Park and the Colorado Plateau can be obtained through the Capitol Reef Natural History Association. They operate the Visitor Center bookstore, which carries a variety of maps, books, videos, posters, and postcards. This non-profit cooperating association also operates a sales outlet at the historic Gifford House Store and Museum during the summer season, offering unique handmade pioneer-era items that reflect the park's cultural heritage, as well as locally-baked fruit pies and home made ice cream.

For a free publication list, call (435) 425-4106 or write to:

Capitol Reef Natural History Association
Capitol Reef National Park
HC 70 Box 15
Torrey, UT 84775

The Association provides funding for many park projects, including research, interpretation and maintenance.

Did You Know?


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.