Fruita Campground

Capitol Reef National Park

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Scenic Dr.
Torrey, UT 84775
435-425-3791
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GPS: 38.2822, -111.2466

Last Price Paid: $20
Number of Sites: 71
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 5459 ft
Max Length: 45 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

10 people have reviewed this location.

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KenneysSeeAmerica

30 Airstream International
2016 Chevy Silverado 2500
125 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 10
Site Number: 51

KenneysSeeAmerica would stay here again

“Campground with spectacular views”

Reviewed Jun 26, 2018

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We had a great site. Partial shade during afternoon but plenty of sun for the solar. There are no hook ups and one small dump that can get busy. There is NO cell service. There is great hiking, a clean and maintained campground and great views. Restrooms need some updating and showers would be nice. In the park is the Giffo... more

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7 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: C 60
“Great campground to use as a base camp when visiting Capitol Reef NP”

Reviewed Jun 13, 2018

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Very busy - reservation required. Large, paved site in grassy, treed campground. Not perfectly level; No hook ups, but lots of power from our solar panels! Potable water and sewer at dump site location in Loop A. Easy 1.5 mile walk to the Visitor Center.

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Nancy
Moretown, VT
19 Airstream Globe Trotter / Trade Wind
2014 Toyota Tacoma
32 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 30

Nancy would stay here again

“Green grass and trees”

Reviewed Jun 06, 2018

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Wonderful campground with grass, level site, and shade at most sites. There is little in the way of separation of campsites with bushes, some are further apart than others. So if you are looking for privacy, this may not be the spot for you. Since we don't have AC we look for sites with shade and face East or North. Lots of options... more

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Michael Greene
Salt Lake City, UT
33 Winnebago Adventurer
3 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 59
“Nice NPS campground”

Reviewed Apr 05, 2018

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Beautiful location amongst the red rocks. There are orchards that surround most of the 3 loops. Deer roam freely around the campground, and adjoining orchards. Sites were fairly spacious but not really any privacy to speak of. Generator hours are very limited and strictly enforced. We stayed in Loop C and from the looks of the oth... more

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Battlement Mesa, CO
2018 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition
2018 Lance Camp Trailer 20' Model #1985
14 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 35

Spam In A Can Colorado would stay here again

“Great Campground, Spacious, Amenities, Pie ala-Mode”

Reviewed Mar 31, 2018

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Easy to find, well organized and laid out. Used my Senior Pass so No NPS fee. The campground was clean, had a level, paved site that was large. The only hick-up was that our camper door is on the starboard side and the table and fire ring was on the other side. Hosts were very friendly and informative. The weather for March was c... more

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2 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 67

Cheryl & Howard would stay here again

“Spacious sites, perfect weather”

Reviewed Aug 23, 2017

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This is a favorite campground. Sites are spacious, many trees, lots of grass. The views are beautiful with fruit orchards in the valley and the lovely red cliffs in the background. The fruit is free for the picking, free firewood, and free dump for the RV. The weather in August was 85 high and 60 low. No cell service in the park.

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NomadicNeighbors

32 Fleetwood Tioga
64 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 18

NomadicNeighbors would stay here again

“A National Parks Service Campground to Be Proud Of!”

Reviewed Jul 20, 2017

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If you camp in National Parks as often as we do then you have probably seen the campground pattern too. They are either wonderfully maintained, well staffed, adorably laid out, reasonably priced, and run by the NPS! OR they are boring, terrible, dirty, rudely staffed, crazy expensive for dry camping and contracted out to companies tha... more

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Teddi & Roger
Kent, WA
33 National Trop-i-cal T330
2007 Honda CRV
119 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: C-61

Teddi & Roger would stay here again

“A gorgeous emerald gem of a campground surrounded by stunning red-rock formations and sandstone cliffs. And PIE! Really, really good pie! :)”

Reviewed May 20, 2017

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The Fruita Campgound in Capitol Reef NP is a veritable oasis in the desert. Surrounded by towering rock formations, the beautiful valley and its historic orchards are irrigated by the Fremont River. Huge cottonwood trees line the road and provide shade in the campground. Nearby orchards provide apples, peach, cherry, plum, apricots and... more

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AlVie AlBums
Ladysmith, WI
25 Airstream International
2014 Ford F150
104 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 4

AlVie AlBums would stay here again

“Oasis in the desert”

Reviewed Oct 18, 2015

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This campground is truly an oasis in the desert. All the sites are in a shaded valley with a creek running through it. They are widely spaced and paved, though short. All have fire pits and picnic tables. Some have grass, but some are dirt where the grass can't seem to grow. The bathrooms were clean and well kept, but there were n... more

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Cyclist

28 Airstream
7 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 28

Cyclist would stay here again

“This is a lovely National Park campground with quite a bit of history”

Reviewed Jul 20, 2015

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The Fruita Campground is part of a former Mormon settlement dating back to the late 1800's. While the settlers have long since left, their legacy remains in extensive fruit orchards that are still maintained by park staff. Apparently campers are allowed to pick fruit during season. The campground really does feel like an oasis in a ... more

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Capitol Reef - September 2013

Capitol Reef NP is really unique in that while the national park is stunningly gorgeous with intricate rock formations, at its center is a lush valley replete with rushing streams and a canopy of t...

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........Rolling in a RV - Wheelchair Traveling......: Capitol Reef National Park

  Along with the beautiful scenery and unusual geology of Capitol Reef is the evidence of years of human inhabitation, from petroglyphs left by Freemont People, to orchards and buildings of a small M...

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Land Cruising Adventure: Return to Moab

After a visit to Capitol Reef National Park and a short stopover in a little town off Interstate 70, I came back to Moab to relax before heading to Albuquerque, New Mexico to meet up with a few ot...

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Land Cruising Adventure: Fruita, Utah - Capitol Reef National Park

Fruita, Utah - Capitol Reef National Park Back in the 1880s, a few Mormon settlers moved into the canyon in the area that is now the campg...

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Go Around the Bend: Capitol Reef National Park – Let There be PIE!

Our jello plan allocated four nights for Capitol Reef National Park. I’d not heard much about the park, so I wasn’t expecting a brilliant green oasis framed by sheer red rock walls and golden sandst...

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Capitol Reef National Park & Utah’s Stunning Scenic Rt 12

 Another feature of the fold is that is does not let water pass into the rocks below easily, and therefore traps the trace rainfall of the surrounding desert into a small river.  This source of water a...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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