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Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Fruita Campground (NPS Campground)

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah



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

Sites: 71
Recent Rate: $10 6/2015

Latitude: 38.2822900136712
Longitude: -111.246646642685

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

45 Reviews

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R&S

Review Count: 122
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

If you can dry camp for a night or two (or 3) this campground is in a beautiful setting and very reasonable. Fees just went up and our rate was $10 per night with the interagency senior pass, otherwise it will be $20 per night. Roads and sites are paved. I think Loops A & B are the best. Sites fill up early as it is first come, first served. We did not have any Verizon phone service. You can take a very short walk to the store for the best pies ever! Sunsets are absolutely gorgeous! Several hikes at several difficulty levels from the campground. Camp hosts are present to help with any questions. We camped at Fruita Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Pay attention when you pick your site as many of the sites have the chained down picnic table and firepit on the backside of where your trailer door will open. Be sure to take the scenic drive into the park.

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travlinphoolz

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $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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MrSunshine

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

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: 35
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $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: 110
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $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: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $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: August, 2014 - $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: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $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: 134
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $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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i like it quiet

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $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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bill1443

Review Count: 123
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $5.00
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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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Wendy & Klaus

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

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $10.00
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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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Dream2RV

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $10.00
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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: September, 2013 - $5.00
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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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Jay Rutherford

Review Count: 139
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $5.00
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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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