The following entrance fees are charged for traveling the park's Scenic Drive beyond the Fruita Campground. Passes are valid for 7 days. Holders of America the Beautiful passes are provided access into Capitol Reef and other federal fee areas at no additional cost.
Get your entrance pass before you arrive! Visit recreation.gov to get a digital site pass. You must be able to show your site pass to NPS staff upon request. After purchasing, download the pass to your mobile device (the park has extremely limited connectivity), or print it.
(may also require Commercial Use Authorization permit):
This fee is based on the seating capacity of the vehicle.
Entrance Fee Waivers
Fee waivers are available for groups traveling the Scenic Drive for educational purposes. Fee waiver requests must be submitted two weeks prior to your visit. Qualifications for fee waivers can be found on the Fee Waiver Application. If you have any questions, please contact the Fee Office during normal business hours at (435) 425-4172.
Sites at the Fruita Campground are $25.00 per night.
Senior and Access pass holders are $12.50 per night.
Campsites at the Fruita Campground are reservable from March 1 – October 31 through www.recreation.gov. Reservations are accepted 6 months ahead of time. From November 1 – February 28, all campsites are first come, first served.
A backcountry permit is required for backpacking in Capitol Reef National Park. The permit is free and can be obtained at the visitor center during normal business hours. Visit the Backpacking page for more information.
Canyoneering & Rock Climbing & Bouldering Permits
All canyoneering, rock climbing, and bouldering groups are required to obtain a free day-use permit in person at the visitor center, or online via email. Please review all rules and regulations prior to filling out or requesting a permit. Visit the Canyoneering and Rock Climbing & Bouldering pages for detailed permit information.
Federal Recreation Lands Passes
All Federal Recreation Lands Passes are available and accepted at Capitol Reef.
Fee Free Days
Capitol Reef National Park, along with other national parks service fee areas across the nation, celebrate dates and events by waiving entrance fees as follows:
January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Last updated: December 12, 2022