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 71 sites. Each site has a picnic table and firepit and/or above ground grill, 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 (non-electric) are located adjacent to restrooms.
The fee for the Fruita Campground is $25.00 per night. Golden Age/Senior Pass or Golden Access/Access Pass holders receive a 50% discount. 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.
With only 71 spaces in the Fruita Campground, the park has a 100% reservation system from March 1 - October 31. Due to increased visitation, the park went to full reservations in the busy season to eliminate the traffic hazard presented by the long line of cars waiting for the few open sites. There is currently much higher demand for the campsites than in previous years, and the sites are full several months in advance. There are many camping alternatives in the area. The park is surrounded by public lands where dispersed camping is allowed. Please use those areas when Fruita Campground is full.
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. Between March 1 and November 30, the length of stay is limited to 14 days and can be booked on recreation.gov in 5-day blocks. Between December 1 and February 28, the length of stay is limited to 30 days.
A dump station and RV water tank refill are available between Loops A & B. They are free to use with a campsite reservation; otherwise it is $5.00.
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.
Recorded park information available 24 hours a day. Phones are answered when staff is available. If no one answers, please leave a message, your call will be returned. Questions may also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.