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Capitol Reef National Park Proposes Campground Fee Increase

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Date: May 10, 2021
Contact: Sally Sprouse, 435-425-4130

Torrey, UT  – Capitol Reef National Park is seeking public comment on a proposal to increase the nightly camping fee for Fruita Campground and the Group Campsite beginning in 2022.  All other fees will remain the same. 

Proposed Fee Changes

Nightly Campsite Rate Current Proposed
Fruita Campround $20.00 $25.00
Fruita Campground with Lifetime Pass $10.00 $12.50
Group Campsite $100.00 $125.00

The Fruita Campground is a developed campground with Capitol Reef National Park with 71 campsites. It is open year around and operates on a reservation system from March 1 – October 31. November 1 to the end of February the campground is first-come, first-served. The Group Campsite has a 40 person capacity with a season that runs from April 1 – October 31.

At Capitol Reef National Park, 100% of fees collected stay at the park and are used to provide enhanced visitor services, repair and maintenance of facilities, capital improvements, enhanced amenities, resource protection, and additional visitor programs and services. Past fees have been used to plant new fruit trees, install water bottle filling stations, maintain trails, install new exhibits and signage, and make improvements to the Fruita Campground and bathroom facilities. The last camping fee increase was in 2015 when the fee went from $10.00 to $20.00 for campsites at Fruita campground. The proposed fee increase would bring the park inline with other parks that provide similar services and experiences.Capitol Reef National Park is a strong economic engine for the surrounding area. In 2020, more than 1 million park visitors contributed to the local economy.

Capitol Reef’s small and remote Cedar Mesa and Cathedral Valley campgrounds remain first-come, first-served and free of charge.

Comments on the campground proposal may be sent to or by mail to:  

Capitol Reef National Park
Attn: Fee Proposal
HC 70, Box 15
Torrey, UT 84775

Faxed comments may be sent to (435) 425-4128.

Feedback provided though these comments will help determine how, or if, changes to the park’s fee structure will be implemented. The deadline for comments on the proposed fee changes is thirty days from announcement, June 9, 2021. Thank you for your feedback and ideas.

For more information about Capitol Reef camping, visit:

Last updated: May 10, 2021

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