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Contact: Capitol Reef National Park, 435-425-3791
In 2018, Capitol Reef National Park will see changes to the park entrance fee and the group camp site and to the management of the Fruita developed campground.
To support park operations, a fee increase of $5.00 was approved this month for Capitol Reef’s entrance fees. The cost per vehicle will be $15.00 starting January 1, 2018. There are no other entry fee changes at this time. The majority of funds collected from entrance fees and campground operations help fund park projects, improvements, and operations that benefit the visitor experience.
Camping at the 71-site developed Fruita campground is a popular activity at Capitol Reef National Park. “With the campground being remote and first-come, first-served, it can be a challenge to find a site in the busy season” says park staff Keri Pace. In an effort to allow for advanced trip planning the majority of the campsites will be reservable starting next year.
Campers will be able to book reservations for campsites for the 2018 season at www.recreation.gov, a well-established reservation system, starting February 1, 2018. The majority of campsites will be reservable from March 1 to October 31, with a handful of sites remaining first-come, first-served. The campsites will not be on the reservation system from November 1 to the end of February. The cost for an individual campsite will remain $20.00 per site and accommodate up to eight people, with a reduced rate for Access and Senior Pass holders.
The separate group camp site at Capitol Reef is already on the reservation system. The fees will become a nightly rate of $100.00 in 2018. Rules and regulations remain the same for all campers and information can be found at: https://www.nps.gov/care/planyourvisit/fruitacampground.htm.
For more information about Capitol Reef National Park, visit www.nps.gov/care, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CapitolReefNPS/ , Twitter www.twitter.com/CapitolReefNPS , and Instagram at www.instagram.com/Capitolreefnps . For reservations visit www.reservations.gov.