Capitol Reef National Park

Camping and Lodging

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There are no lodging facilities in Capitol Reef National Park.

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Park Campgrounds

The Fruita Campground contains 70 sites that can accommodate RVs; however, there are no hook-ups. There are also two primitive campgrounds, each with pit toilets, fire grates, and picnic tables, but no water.

Fruita Campground

The Fruita Campground, surrounded by historic orchards, is a developed campground with 70 RV/tent sites, each with a picnic table and grill, but no hook-ups. A dump site and heated restrooms are also available. The nightly fee is $10.00, Open year-round, the Fruita Campground is the only developed campground in Capitol Reef National Park and, as a result, usually fills by mid-afternoon during the visitor season. Although they do not take reservations for the campground, they do for the one group campsite. Check with the Visitor Center for more information.

Cedar Mesa Campground

The Cedar Mesa Campground is located approximately 35 miles south of the Visitor Center on the Notom-Bullfrog Road. This primitive, no-fee campground has five sites, each with a picnic table and fire grate. There is also a pit toilet, but no water is available. The campground is open year-round, but visitors should check with the Capitol Reef Visitor Center for road conditions prior to planning an overnight stay.

Cathedral Valley Campground

The Cathedral Campground is located approximately halfway on the scenic fifty-five mile Cathedral Valley loop road which traverses Capitol Reef's Cathedral District. About 36 miles from the Visitor Center, this primitive, no-fee campground has six sites, each with a picnic table and fire grate. There is a pit toilet, but no water available. The campground is open year-round; however, visitors should check road conditions with the Capitol Reef Visitor Center prior to planning an overnight stay.

Park Backcountry Camping

Backcountry camping is allowed throughout the park. A free permit is required, available at the visitor center.

Additional Camping

There are numerous campgrounds near the park. In the Dixie National Forest to the west, there is camping at:

  • Single Tree
  • Oak Creek
  • Pleasant Creek

Fish Lake National Forest to the northwest has camping at Elk horn. There is also a campground just north of Bull Frog Marina of Glen Canyon NRA south of Capitol Reef National park.


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