Capitol Reef National Park

Campgrounds of Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef National Park is in a very remote area of southcentral Utah. There is one developed campground in the frontcountry area, described below. There are also primitive campgrounds in Cathedral Valley and Cedar Mesa. Drives on long, unpaved roads are required to get there, along with appropriate vehicles and other equipment. Those intending to enter these areas should consult with rangers at the Visitor Center.

Fruita Campground

dollar Size & Cost: 71 sites, $25 per site

calendar Open: All Year

click Reservations: March through October, online at

marker Location: 1.3 miles up the Capitol Reef Scenic Drive off of Utah Highway 24

drink Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, grills and picnic tables, and dump station

chart Demand: Very high. This campground is within the Fruita area, among tree orchards, with the Fremont River nearby. It is the only developed campground in Capitol Reef, and it often is full by early afternoon, especially in late spring and summer.