The Group Campsite is a secluded site located near the Fruita Campground. It may be reserved through www.recreation.gov. Information is now available on that website, but reservations may not be made for the 2017 camping season until February 1, 2017 at 8 a.m. MST. There may be multiple parties hoping for the same dates, and we anticipate dates will fill quickly. The sooner you make your reservations, the better your chances of getting your preferred dates.
The Fruita Group Campsite will be open April 1 and close October 24. It will be closed every Tuesday and Wednesday nights for maintenance.
Minimum occupancy for the group site is 8 people and maximum occupancy is 40 people. There is no fee for children 5 or younger; however, they do count towards the maximum number of people allowed. The rates increased in 2016. Currently, the per person rate is $4.00, with a minimum nightly fee of $75.00. "This modest increase in fees will allow us to continue to protect, preserve and share the special places here at Capitol Reef for current visitors and future generations," said Capitol Reef Superintendent Leah McGinnis. "After carefully considering the impact of a fee increase on visitors and community members, we came to the conclusion that this is the right course of action to improve facilities and services important to visitors. We are thankful to the local community for providing comments and supporting this fee structure." Only the Fruita Group Campsite will be reserved through www.recreation.gov at this time.
Recreational vehicles are permitted, provided the total number of vehicles does not exceed ten and all vehicles fit in the campsite parking area with enough room remaining to allow emergency vehicles and park staff to drive in and out. A truck and trailer count as two vehicles. No parking is available elsewhere for vehicles associated with the group campsite. Parking on the grass is prohibited. Vehicles over 27 feet long will not have room to turn around. Generator hours are from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Our regular campsites will remain first-come, first-served. Although we will no longer be making the advanced reservations for the group site, if you have any questions, please feel free to call the fee office at 435-425-4172.