Camping in Capitol Reef

Fruita Campground with tents and RVs
Fruita Campground

The 71-site Fruita Campground is the only developed campground in Capitol Reef. Reservations are available March 1- October 31.

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Primitive Campgrounds

Capitol Reef offers two free primitive campgrounds in more remote parts of the park.

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Backpacking in Capitol Reef

A free backpacking permit is required before starting your overnight adventure.

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Camping Alternatives

Fruita Campground often fills daily spring through fall. There are camping alternatives within an hour drive of the visitor center.

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Group Campsite

Have a large group? Reserve the Group Campsite in Fruita Campground.


Review the Campground Regulations for more information.


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    Last updated: August 15, 2021

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