An oasis within the Utah desert

Random camping and travel image #61

Fruita Campground, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, March 29, 2016 - NPS: Hannah Taylor

Fruita Campground, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, March 29, 20161

Fruita Campground2

The 71-site 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 64 RV/tent sites and 7 walk-in tent sites. Each site has a picnic table and firepit (walk-in sites have a grill instead of a firepit), 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 are located adjacent to restrooms.

Open year-round, the Fruita Campground is the only developed campground in Capitol Reef National Park and as a result often fills by early to mid-morning during the spring and fall seasons. Sites are first-come, first-served. Site saving is prohibited.

  1. Hannah Taylor, photographer; Image retrieved from National Park Service. (Accessed August 30, 2016.)
  2. Camping, Capitol Reef National Park. Text retrieved from National Park Service (Accessed October 21, 2016)


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