The Fruita Campground is often described as an oasis within the desert. Adjacent to the Fremont River and surrounded by historic orchards, this developed campground has 64 RV/tent sites and 7 walk-in tent sites. Each site has a picnic table and firepit (walk-in sites have a grill instead of a firepit), but no individual water, sewage, or electrical hookups. There is a RV dump and potable water fill station near the entrance to Loops A and B. Restrooms feature running water and flush toilets, but no showers. Accessible sites are located adjacent to restrooms.
The nightly fee is $20.00 ($10.00 for Golden Age/Senior Pass or Golden Access/Access Pass holders). Check-out time is 11:00 am. The Fruita Campground is open year-round, and is the only developed campground in Capitol Reef National Park.
Campsites are reservable from March 1 - October 31. Visit www.recreation.gov to make a reservation. Reservations are accepted 6 months ahead of time. From November 1 - February 28, all campsites are first come, first served.
Site saving is prohibited. Occupants must be present at time of registration. Generators may not be run outside of approved generator hours to power medical devices or other equipment. Campground Hosts are available in sites A1 and A2 from mid-March through the first week of November. Please help preserve your park and provide for a safe and enjoyable visit by becoming familiar with the campground regulations.
Alternative camping locations may be found in areas surrounding the park.
Last updated: December 20, 2018