Fruita Campground

Scenic Drive, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, 84775, United States | Campground
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Travel Blogs from Capitol Reef National Park

Summer Solstice at Capitol Reef NP

A travel blog entry by winegalcj

11

Fruita campground is a first-come-first-served primitive campground inside of Capitol Reef National Park. Never heard of Capitol Reef? Say it ain't so, Joe!!

Like its big brother National Parks in Utah (Zion & Bryce), Capitol Reef boasts incredible views, outstanding hiking and great camping, but unlike the big boys, Capitol Reef gets …

Day 4

A travel blog entry by carney

4

This morning, we went back into Moab (5minutes away) and got some fuel and Starbucks (Wahoo!). I think the City Market grocery store was an Albertson’s in disguise. It had all the same signs and products, but a different name. The main attraction today was the Arches National Park, which was 5 mins the other way out of Moab. Red Rock towers …

Capitol Reef

A travel blog entry by leiris

5

A mind-blowing place; vastly exceeding my high expectations. The 4.5 Rim Overlook hike was stunning, even though I lost the trail several times and went on a 45 minute or so strenous detour by accident. Saw petroglyphs, and went looking for the Cassidy Arch, but couldn't find it (except on the way back) and instead hiked through the narrows and …

Day 4: Bryce Canyon NP to Capitol Reef NP

A travel blog entry by angiekayaks

11

Day 4 began early as well. No one slept well at all. The temperature during the night dipped very low and everyone's feet were freezing. I never wore so many clothes to bed and was still cold!

Donna and Lindsay told me that the noise I heard during the night was a stampede of mule deer walking all around our camp site. They were both …

"It's a Beautiful Morning"

A travel blog entry by john.and.becky

3
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What a great day and a great bypass. By 9:00 AM we were at the Butler Wash Ruins. A half mile hike over lots of slick rock and red dirt and we were at the overlook for the ruins. It would have been such a protected, concealed house for the people who built it. There was a bit of water in the bottom of their small canyon, but I'll bet it flowed a …

Location

This campground, located on Scenic Drive, Capitol Reef National Park, is near Springville Museum of Art.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsFruita Campground Capitol Reef National Park

    Reviewed by winegalcj

    Just doesn't get better than this!

    Reviewed Jun 21, 2012
    by (25 reviews) Southern California - we moved a lot , United States Flag of United States

    Most of the time the campgrounds that are located within the national parks are pretty plain. You get clean bathrooms and water and a concrete slab, but not much else.

    Fruita campground in Capitol Reef NP couldn't be more different. Not only is the campground clean, but the area is full of mature, beautiful trees and lots of tidy grass. The sites are spacious and an added bonus is the Gifford House is steps away and is full of homebaked breads and scones, hot coffee, ice cream and gourmet canned goods.

    Add the world class hiking and scenery that Capitol Reef has to offer and you move this great campground from 4 stars to 5!!

    Downsides? No showers - but the Fremont River is lots of fun instead!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by carney

    Hidden Gem

    Reviewed Jun 16, 2012
    by (4 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    This campground was beautiful and not full which was a surprise. It was only $10 per night. Lots are paved, but no hookups and the park ranger was very crabby. There was a dump station and generators could be used during set hours in the morning and evening. We camped in a 5th wheel.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by angiekayaks

    Basic

    Reviewed Nov 17, 2008
    by (10 reviews) Pottsville , United States Flag of United States

    Open air sites near a river, not a ton of shade. Showers were closed for the season

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Fruita Campground Capitol Reef National Park

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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    1. Castle Rock, view from Fruita Campground
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