9 Parks near Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Aug 2016 - $10.00
We came in on a Sunday afternoon in early August and had no problems finding an open site in Loop C. Most sites are fairly level, but some do have a bit of grade. Most of the double sites were taken by tent campers, but we had no problems with a single wide site. No over-the-air TV or cell phone reception at this NP. Nearest place for limited supplies is Torrey, about 10 miles west. Forget going east for anything. The campground hosts were right on top of things here. Just what we normally expect in a NPS campground. Deer are all over here, we had six mostly bucks show up one afternoon. We would come back if in the area. The only negative would be the very limited generator hours. 8 to 10 in the morning and 6 to 8 in the evening. It gets light at about 6, so waiting until 8 makes for a later start to the day. - Bob and Inga
Jun 2016 - $10.00
This park is incredible for being a no-hookup campground. Upon arriving, I really thought I was at the wrong place. We were able to find a site without problem (arrived about 2pm) and setup camp. The campground has easy access to the national park attractions and hiking trails. Some trails and the visitors' center require driving to get there. The evening program at the campground led by a national park ranger was excellent. The dump station and water fill area were level and easy to get into and out of. - WineStream
Jun 2016 - $10.00
We spent two nights here and got in some great hikes. The campground is beautiful. We had a double-wide site that allowed us to spread out and enjoy the late afternoon shade and great views. Capitol Reef is a great park and Fruita is a wonderful place from which to explore it. - Desert Beacon
Aug 2016 - $32.00
Stayed here during our visit to Capitol Reef NP for 3 nights. Fairly pricey for what you get and not comparable to other parks in the area. Hookups worked, sites are close together and are fine gravel, don't try riding a bike or wearing flip flops. Neighbors sewer hookup is within a couple of steps of your door. Somewhat unkempt appearance in general. Good OTA tv signal, but this is not a good spot for Verizon. Probably would try another RV Park in the area should we return. - jtl2
Jul 2016 - $30.00
What a backdrop this place has! Gorgeous red rock cliffs on one side, similar to what you find inside Capitol Reef National Par, which is only a few miles up the road. We stayed here as part of a visit to the Park. My cousin rented one of the cabins, which was rustic, but well comfortable and cool. They gave us a space for our teardrop nearby. We were also near the bathrooms, which were clean. Owners live onsite. We dropped the trailer so we could more easily explore the park. Had a little trouble getting it back on the hitch because site was in deep gravel and we couldn't get purchase with the wheel. If you drop here, you may want to make sure you use a block. This is a nice place to stay and less crowded than the campground inside the park. - Rhonda A
Jul 2016 - $30.00
I value service above all when staying at a park. The good folks at Sand Creek where very accommodating, personable and friendly. We roll at 70' so we barely squeezed around the park and into our spot with the gracious help of the park owner. The best part about Sandcreek is it's close proximity to the main part of town which is within walking and cycling distance. - OutbackUSA
Aug 2016 - $36.00
Friendly owners who are meticulous about maintaining the park. It's really quiet. By late afternoon, into the evening, there is practically no traffic on these highways. We originally booked 2 nights but ended up staying 4. Would like to have stayed longer. This park is calm and relaxing and is in a beautiful area. My only complaint is that the wifi was spotty. This is the kind of park that we will go out of our way to come back to. You won't be disappointed. - steben6
Aug 2016 - $36.00
We have a big rig with a tow that makes us about 65 ft long, and the only reason I didn't give this place a 10 was because the driveway is extremely steep and the first turn narrow. Yes, you have U-24 behind you, but the road noise is light compared to MANY rv parks. The Wifi is spotty...had great service the first night, but as more guests arrived it all but disappeared. Its proximity to Capitol Reef is great. Our dogs loved the open green spaces. While not the biggest we would definitely recommend this Park. - Kbt
Aug 2016 - $38.00
Very good value. No dog park but plenty of space to walk Fido. A little tight but consider this a stopover rather than a destination. - TGA2016
Sep 2016 - $36.00
I understand that a business that depends on seasonal tourist traffic must make their money when & where possible, but when RV sites are packed together like sardines in a can... that's not appreciated by this traveler. My 'overflow' site was on the back row - a beautiful view of the red cliffs to the north - but the site is a total of 18' wide and the next door neighbor's slides were only 4' away on either side, yes, I measured! Site was gravel, not level front to back nor side to side, no shade, just water and 30A power only. Local Wi-Fi signal was strong, but like most public networks it became virtually useless when overloaded with other users at peak times - fine for simple email, but would not reliably load Google maps. How does one travel without consulting Google maps? And Facebook? How can you share adventures without it? In fact, any graphics intensive web site is nearly inaccessible. So... strong local Wi-Fi signal but extremely poor connectivity to the internet. I did not partake of the offered amenities like the "must see" gift shop or the pool. Nor did I eat in the restaurant, shoot baskets or hit the tetherball. If those things are important to you, then they are offered but I cannot pass judgement.
The obvious attraction to the area is Capitol Reef NP and its stunning geology and rock formations. Do take the time to visit the visitors center east of Torrey. The park is HUGE so plan on enough days to visit at least the major attractions. If you travel the back country roads (high clearance 2-wheel drive is OK unless it has been raining a lot) be sure to take sufficient food and water and other emergency gear with you as the park is remote and services nonexistent off pavement. I saw no more than a dozen other vehicles TOTAL in my two days on the dirt roads.
Personally I would not return to this RV park, but as always, your mileage may vary. - Retired-n-Roamin
Sep 2016 - $37.00
We stayed 6 nights here and really enjoyed it. The staff was friendly & helpful. Nice gift shop and they also sold beer. Sites were roomy & some had little grass lawns. Far enough from the highway to be very quiet. There was a heated swimming pool & very clean laundry facilities. Not all the sites had full hookups but there was an RV dump. Propane is not sold here but at another campground in Torrey. They have to be contacted ahead of time to make sure someone is there. A large grassy central area is a great playground. Sept is VERY busy. Make reservations. - storms
Aug 2016 - $30.00
Nice large facility with amenities such as hair salon, large well stocked gift shop, some groceries, and friendly staff. Hours of 8 to 8 allow late checkins an opportunity to talk with staff if needed. Beautiful views of red cliffs to North are a definite plus. Very happy with our stay here. - Greenfrogtrike
Sep 2014 - $5.00
Very nice forest campground. Most of the sites have lots of elbow room and shady areas, but not as many trees as you might expect in a forest setting. The park is clean and well-maintained. The biggest problem was the lack of cellphone coverage (AT&T ) and no Internet (Verizon ). Our Dish did work though. We extended our stay by a day it was so quiet and peaceful. Capitol Reef National Park is less than 20 miles from here, so it was an easy drive over there to visit the park. Our rate reflects our Senior Pass discount. - Bobbi1948
Aug 2016 - $9.00
A rustic high country campground ... only complaint were flies. - scampreviewer
Aug 2016 - $12.00
The park is in a beautiful setting as others have stated. Sites are spread out with paved and level sites, fire ring and table. There are no hooks for RV's, but sites are big. Water is available in several locations, and dump station. The campground website says WiFi is available for $5. This is not true. There is no Wifi, no TV, and we had no phone service. The park was almost empty during our stay (weekday in mid-August). As alternative park, Fruita campground in Capitol Reef NP is very similar in features but we thought it was more attractive park with things to see/walk to in the immediate area. Again no phones or hookups in Fruita. - Traveling_swallow
Jul 2015 - $5.00
Great little park with big rig access. Easy water and dump access, good roads, very spacious sites. Some very shaded, others not so much. Good walking in the area, dog friendly. It is 12 miles to Torrey, the nearest town, so plan accordingly. Incredible value.
Half the sites are reservable, half are walk in. We had no trouble getting a walk in site. - bobcovey
Aug 2016 - $25.00
We have a 34 foot RV and wanted somewhere close to Capital reef national park.
We searched the internet and came up with Sleepy Hollow Campsite at Caineville.
We gave them a call, and the guy was very polite, helpful and informative, he said he wasn't busy and we didn't need to reserve just come on down. Don't be put off when you first arrive, no it doesn't look much, but I love this place. The owner met us at the entrance and welcomed us to his RV park. Apart from a guy who is here long term we were the only ones. It is not full hook up, you do have electric, water is available and there is a dump site on site. This guy brings us fruit and veg from his garden and is so helpful and personable it makes me want to stay longer.It is a short drive to Capital reef NP and there is Hanksville (18 mile) and Torrey 29 mile), two small towns with fuel and shops.
The views are great, there are about 31 sites plus additional ones for tenting.
The showers and toilets are clean, hot and free to use.
I cant believe this one is so quite, but the main thing for me is Forests hospitality. 10 out of 10. - wadders
May 2016 - $20.00
A no-frills very basic park that caters mostly to dirt bikers but is a fine choice as base camp for sightseers. Dirt/gravel sites are very close to level and there is some shade. There is nothing in the park itself to do; all the attractions are in the surrounding area and it's a place to come back to at the end of the day. There is no cellular service in this part of Utah, no nearby stores, no gas stations so come fully supplied. Internet is weak and slow at best and the very friendly and personable owner will tell you this up front. I will camp here again next time I am through the area. - Old Mountain Man
Jul 2007 - $28.00
Fish Lake is an absolutely beautiful setting. We found this park and the staff to be OK - nothing especially great. Generally, the maintenance of the park has room for improvement, and the staff seemed interested in little more than collecting payment. Located near heavily forested area, some shade trees in the park would have been a plus for us? The slope of our pad exceeded the range of our leveling jacks without using additional blocks. We look forward to returning to the Fish Lake area and would not be opposed to staying at this park in the future, but we would probably look at an alternative park in the area prior to committing to this park again. - KPG
Jun 2007 - $28.00
A little confusing finding the place and it's not that big. Couldn't level the motorhome on gravel pad owners refunded our money. Better suited for travel trailers and 5th wheels. - JohnInAz
Jun 2005 - $30.00
We enjoyed this park very much, the view of the lake and mountains was incredible, the fishing was great, the only drawback is that there is no shade. - weluv2camp
Jul 2015 - $33.00
Rustic RV park in the mountains of Utah with a marina and a lodge with a restaurant. Great view of Fish Lake at 8900 ft elevation. Hiking trails and excellent fishing. Wi-fi is available at the marina only. No cable or pool. Gravel pull-thru sites somewhat narrow, no picnic table or fire pit. We have stayed there before and really enjoy the mountain setting. - Michael Kibler
Sep 2014 - $32.00
Needs work, sites not real easy to get into, not level. Most sites are occupied by seasonal folks. We could not hook up our sewer lines as they were uphill from our rig. Seasonal resident told us that there are new, young owners, still getting things organized and fixed up. Restaurant and gift shop on site; okay food for breakfast. Right across the road from the lake and they have a dock with boat rentals. No Internet or cell phone access all around the lake - store down the road has a cell phone booster. We would go back! But I would miss the Internet! - Karen and Rocky
Aug 2013 - $27.00
This is a "Rustic" RV Park with quite a few seasonal Coaches resulting in not very many open sites. It is across the road from Fish Lake @ 8850' elevation so it can get cool at night. The views and the fishing are great. The sites are gravel with full hookups. A little narrow and without picnic tables or fire pits. There is a Lodge with a restaurant and supplies as well as cabins for rent. There is also a small marina where you can rent a boat or put yours in. There is no wi-fi or cell service, but there is a hot-spot down the road. We enjoyed our stay there enjoying the lake views and watching deer roam through the area and would definitely return. - Michael Kibler