Fruita Campground (NPS Campground)

     


Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Phone: (435) 425-3791

Sites: 71
Recent Rate: $10 10/2014


Latitude: 38.2822900136712
Longitude: -111.246646642685

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

42 Reviews

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oldmac

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Nothing bad to say about this campground except that everyone else seems to love it as well. It is first come first serve and folks start cruising for open sites by 8:00am! We arrived just before noon and got one of the last sites available. Only $5/night with a Senior Pass. All sites are paved and pretty level. Hiking nearby and apples, pears and apricots to pick in season. Eat all you can under the trees or take a bag home for a small fee. Historic farmhouse adjoining the campground sells pies (I couldn't resist the strawberry rhubarb and it was very good), jams and such. Beautiful area, should have planned for a longer stay. We camped at Fruita Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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DD Rolling Ranch

Review Count: 104
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

$5 per night, using our Golden Age Passport half-price senior discount, was for a level asphalt primitive site with picnic table and pedestal BBQ. The Fruita campground has many large trees, which offer plenty of shade in the summer for the generous sites. The campground is located in a valley and has a spectacular 360° view of the surrounding geologic formations. Hiking, biking, touring the park via automobile, and picking fruit in season are the main activities in the gorgeous Capitol Reef National Park. Torrey, the nearest town, has the basic general store and several restaurants (but all will be closed during the winter). AT&T cell service was available starting at Panorama Point and continued into Torrey. Verizon service is nonexistent. For free Internet access we found the Travel Center (closed November – March) in Torrey to be very welcoming and comfortable as they have table and chairs inside and outside—just sign their guest register to help them continue to receive funding. There were no OTA TV stations. We received a couple radio stations in the campground. We camped at Fruita Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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BruceandKathyWA

Review Count: 147
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

A beautiful campground with plenty of big cottonwood and mesquite trees to provide welcome shade. The sites in A and B loops tend to be short, but wide. C loop has some longer sites. We came in on a Tuesday morning and got one of the last two spots in B loop. We stayed three nights and the campground filled every day by noon or earlier. As others have mentioned, there are no hook-ups but there is a dump station with potable water available there. No showers, but there are flush toilets. The campground hosts were extremely conscientious and everything was well run and maintained. We paid $5/night with our Senior Access Pass. Lots to see and do at Capitol Reef - one of our favorite National Parks. We camped at Fruita Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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dklrv

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

Deer abound. Ranger presentation one of the best on geology, really helped me understand the science behind the scenery. Camped on an August weekend and the campground did not fill. Level campsite. Can walk to many museums, orchards, visitor center. We camped at Fruita Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Jdawg

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Pretty campground in a nice setting along the Freemont River in Capital Reef. Great scenery from campground. No hook ups or showers. First come first serve and campground fills by mid to late afternoon. Water spigots are available and gens can be run for 2 hrs in the morning and 2 hrs in the evening. Dump station onsite. We camped at Fruita Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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saturn7

Review Count: 129
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

Used my senior pass to get half price. Beautiful campground in Cottonwoods with orchards around it. The fruit was not ready so early in the year but I heard you can pick it in season. There are no reservations so you must arrive very early to get a site, the hosts (who were wonderful) suggested by 9:00 am. This is the only campground where I have seen one spot rented to two RVs. The driveway area is asphalt and very wide but not that long. No cell service anywhere. We camped at Fruita Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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bill1443

Review Count: 111
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the best National Park campgrounds we have ever stayed in, even though there were no hookups. They do not take reservations so get there early. We arrived at 11am on a Friday and there were about 10 to 15 RV spaces left. The campground is nestled in the trees in a little valley and surrounded by the red rocks and orchards. If the fruit is in season you are free to pick it. The scenic drive is wonderful as is the little historic store next to the campground that sells home made pies and Scottish scones. Yum, yum. We camped at Fruita Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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i like it quiet

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

I think this might be one of my favorite CGs ever. It is first come, first served, so we got there early and had a choice of several sites, but it filled up early. We planned to stay three nights, but ended up staying six. Maybe it is because it is surrounded by natural beauty, but this is the friendliest place ever. I ended up getting to know at least 10 other campers quite well. There are some wonderful hiking trails near the CG, or you can drive. There are no showers, but there are places in nearby Torrey where you can shower. The visitors center has a list. We camped at Fruita Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Wendy & Klaus

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Water is available, but not for hook up. Dump station at camp ground. Each site had picnic table, grill and fire pit in grass area. Restrooms were clean, but no showers. BEAUTIFUL CAMPGROUND and park. Plenty to do. Deer everywhere! Views were incredible. NO cell phone service or internet for miles and miles. We stayed 3 nights and loved every minute. Bring plenty of food and supplies. We didn't see a real grocery store for over 100 miles. Gas station is in Torey 11 or so miles away. Torey has a few restaurants, but after Sept. all are closed for the season as with all other campgrounds in the are in October. No propane available for over 100 miles. We LOVED Capitol Reef National Park and Fruita Campground. We camped at Fruita Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Jay Rutherford

Review Count: 134
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

If you want to stay in Fruita, get there early as the sites during mid-week fill up by about 11. Excellent and very diligent camp hosts were helpful in directing folks who were too late to get into a Fruita nearby National Forest parking area off the road a few miles away. Spend one night there and get to the Fruita campground early the next morning for a site. Sites are all paved and mostly level. Some are quite short, but we also did see some large Class A rigs. Tenters have sites intermingled with RVs, so reasonable quiet is mandatory. The campground accepts no reservations and is dry camping only. There are no showers but there is potable water and a dump station. The rate shown reflects the 50% discount for holders of the senior pass. The old community of Fruita was very interesting. While we don't anticipate returning here, we'd stay at Fruita again. We camped at Fruita Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Dream2RV

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Hookups would make this a perfect 10! We came in a terrible rain storm and were able to get our choice of several sites. They're fairly level and the big rig sites are in Loop C, next to the amphitheater and the orchards. Apples and pears were ready and you can eat as much as you want while in the orchard, for free. This park is like an oasis in the desert, it's so pretty. We wound up staying 6 days, twice as long as we planned. We would have stayed longer if it wasn't so isolated. In addition to no hookups, there's no cell phone, internet, or TV either. Most of the sites, like ours, are luxuriously covered with trees, so no satellite as well. We did a lot of hiking and sitting out enjoying the beauty. Overall, a really great experience. We camped at Fruita Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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SeeTheUSA

Review Count: 59
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

Simply outstanding! Clean, well maintained, superb camp host, and then there's the scenery. We were in Loop C, right next to amphitheater and the apple orchard. If there was electricity, we'd just like to live here. We camped at Fruita Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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CG Pilot

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Although it can be difficult to get a site everyone should try to get a spot at Fruita if visiting the Capitol Reef park. Sites are all non-reservation so one must arrive early in the morning to get a recently vacated site. We stayed in loop C and got our site at 9:30 AM. All sites in all loops were filled before 11:00 AM. We spent a couple nights in town and then came out to Fruita early in the morning to lock up a site. Completely dry camping but we only stayed two nights so not a problem. Many tents were present and because of this the rather short generator hours (two hours morning and evening) are strictly enforced. Fruita is the most centrally located campground if you want to see the sites of Capitol Reef park. We will definitely try to stay here on future visits. We camped at Fruita Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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HercMaster

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects senior discount. Sites paved and mostly level. Sites are first-come, first-served, and the campground tended to fill by around noon. Dry camping, but water spigots available. Restrooms were clean. All the beautiful sights of Capitol Reef are only minutes away by car. We camped at Fruita Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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gsnakehill

Review Count: 298
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

Friday, May 3 – Fruita Campground, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah This campground is open year round located a mile from the Capitol Reef Visitor Center right on the Scenic Drive. There are three loops A/B/C/ with 71 RV/tent sites. No hookups but a picnic table and grill. Located next to the Fremont River and under beautiful cottonwood trees for shade. Cost is $10 and $5 with a senior pass. The Fruita Historic District is right next to the campground so one can walk to the old barn, a one room school house, blacksmith shop, orchards and the historic Gifford House which is also a bakery. The bakery sells homemade fruit pies everyday and other goodies. Yum! Lots of hikes within walking distance and along the Scenic Drive. The Scenic Drive is a must and if you have an RV less than 26ft you can also drive the gravel roads in the canyons. We got there around 10 am and there was only two sites left in our site Loop A. The days we were there all loops were filled before noon. They don’t take reservations so it’s a first come, first serve campground. A herd and I mean herd over 30 mule deer feed in the morning and early evening in the campground and the meadow next to Loop A. Deer can also be found feeding in the orchards near Loop C. Great place to camp! We camped at Fruita Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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