Fruita Campground, Capitol Reef National Park

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  • The Fruita area in Capitol Reef National Park is an historic village that was established by Mormon settlers. They built along the Fremont River. In this area are a schoolhouse, the Gifford... 
    The Fruita area in Capitol Reef National Park is an historic village that was established by Mormon settlers. They built along the Fremont River. In this area are a schoolhouse, the Gifford...  more »
  • Great place to visit and learn more about the Mormon pioneers who settled the area. There is an old homestead, pioneer school, a number of orchards, and more in this area! 
    Great place to visit and learn more about the Mormon pioneers who settled the area. There is an old homestead, pioneer school, a number of orchards, and more in this area!  more »
  • Definitely devote some time to the Fruita area. There are some hiking trailheads in the area, but beyond that you should at least visit this area for your picnic lunch, a walk along the river, pick.....  more
    Definitely devote some time to the Fruita area. There are some hiking trailheads in the area, but beyond that you should at least visit this area for your picnic lunch, a walk along the river, pick.....  more »
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  • We love this campground. It is like an oasis in the desert. Camp host was nice and helpful. There are couple hiking trails right from the campground. And their pies just amazing!!!! Be aware they are good for 4 days without refrigeration, so make sure you get extra for the rest of your trip. The only thing was- we didn’t have a fire ring on our side ( but it was too windy anyway to have a fire) and it was a hard to park our 21 feet trail on that spot. The most of the sides are very roomy. We would love to come back.
  • This is a really nice National Park campground. Many of the sites are large and all are spread out and come with a picnic table and a fire ring. Restrooms are clean and have flush toilets. There are many shade trees and lots of grass areas. Best of all is the spectacular views of the red cliffs!! The Fremont River trail is a nice hike from the campground. The last half of it is pretty steep but it affords wonderful views from the top. Fruita campground provides two programs a day, 3 pm is geology and the night program has many different topics. We went to several programs and they were all excellent!
  • Amazing campground in Capital Reef NP. We stayed here during apricot harvest and the apricot orchards were directly behind our campsite. You're free to eat off the tree if in harvest. Capital Reef is a dark sky park and it shows. In the middle of the night the Milky Way is clearly visible. Simply beautiful campground.
  • One of our favorite campgrounds of our 2-week vacation out west. The hosts were WONDERFUL, sites were clean and seemed well spaced overall. Bathrooms were clean. So much to gush about: apricot-picking, horses, a river to dip our feet in, hikes, AMAZING sunsets, and deer all around. What a find. Capitol Reef is one of the most beautiful spots we visited.
  • I'm hesitant to share how amazing this space is if only because I selfishly want to make sure I can always come but WOW. This place is truly an oasis (the whole park is). If you're lucky enough to get a spot here, plan a whole trip out of it and you won't be disappointed. Fresh baked fruit pies from the orchards, deer 10 feet away from you snacking and minding their own business, horses in the nearby field, and at the right time of year you can see the Milky Way clear as day with your own eyes. I will say, the bats fly VERY low at night and live in the trees at the campground so do NOT leave white lights out because the moths will be attracted to it and you'll accidentally create a bat feeding frenzy like we did. It was a bit of a nightmare but the only one!

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