Fruita Campground (NPS Campground)

     


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

Sites: 71
Recent Rate: $5 5/2015


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

44 Reviews

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travlinphoolz

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived relatively early in the morning and had a good selection of sites. There are 3 loops in the park and we selected a site in loop C the farthest loop out. This loop is a single loop built within the old orchards and is relatively private. One of the quietest campgrounds I have been in. Loved the site. Roads are great and all sites have paved strip. Plenty of room for most size RV's. Great "oasis" location with plenty of trees and green with the Fremont river running along the edge. Lots of history here with the Mormon settlement. Bathrooms in this loop were OK but appeared to be newer in the other loops. The one in this loop could have used a bit of maintenance (faucets did not run all that well) but it was clean. No showers here and no hookups. No cell or internet service either. Lots of trails right from the CG. We camped at Fruita Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Torrey, UT is a good place for necessities and some cell and internet service. Also laundry facility at the general store.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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MrSunshine

Review Count: 59
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $5.00
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Fruita is one of the nicest national park campgrounds we have ever visited. It is truly an oasis in the desert, with huge cottonwood trees all through it. There are several hiking trails that leave right from the campground and the park scenic drive starts right outside the campground entrance. The gift shop next door sells wonderful fresh-baked pies every day. Capitol Reef is a spectacular and under-appreciated park, though it has become more popular in recent years. Fruita campground is extremely popular and is first-come, first-served only. The campground fills up by late morning every day and people are driving around at 7 in the morning to find a campsite. Come early midweek to have a prayer of getting a site. We camped at Fruita Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

If you can't get a site, there is BLM dispersed camping just 7 miles west outside the park border. Camp there and come back first thing in the morning. Between 8 and 10 seems to be the best time to find a site.

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oldmac

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: - $10.00
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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: 108
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: - $5.00
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$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: 157
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $5.00
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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
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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: 131
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: 1

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: 1

Date of Stay: - $10.00
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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: 8

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: 1

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: 1

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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