Surrounded by historic orchards and set alongside the Fremont River, the Fruita Campground is an oasis within the desert. After a long day of exploring the wonders of Capitol Reef National Park, sit around the firepit or picnic table and relax with your fellow campmates. This is a popular spot, so get there early especially during spring and fall, as sites usually fill up by early to mid-afternoon.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
71 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding


Natural features you'll find at Fruita Campground.

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Hipcamper Gini
Gini G.
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March 18th, 2019

Reservations are available, external site

Hipcamper Meggie
Meggie B.
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July 19th, 2017

Camped here mid October and it was chilly, but beautiful. I hate to recommend it because I don't want it getting too popular! ;)

Hipcamper Spencer
Spencer W.
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May 16th, 2017

Amazing campground. We stayed in Loop B, which didn't have many RVs. Mostly tent campers and Van Conversion campers. It was more of a park setting at the start of the scenic highway with plenty of trees (but almost none close enough for hammocks). Some sites get more shade (loop B). Mule deer roamed from the orchards (nearest loop c) through loops B and A, to the horse corrals.

Hipcamper Sybil
Sybil L.
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March 8th, 2017

My favorite park ever! History, agriculture, nature, hiking and seclusion. I want to go back and stay longer! ❤️

Hipcamper David
David S.
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February 25th, 2017

Running hot & cold water & flushing toilet. Fire rings & flat camping spots.

Hipcamper Rob
Rob G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 23rd, 2015

Great spot, with some great hikes nearby. Nice jumping off spot for a long day drive doing the Burr Trail loop. Gets very popular in the fall; people need to get there in the AM to get a site. Much more of a garden (well, orchard) type campground than the usual National Park offering; a sort of oasis in the desert, not a "wilderness" type experience.

Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 1st, 2015

No reservations for this stunning little gem in the incredible and underrated Capitol Reef National Park. Plenty of incredible photo and hiking opportunities.
This campground tends to be noisy due to all the spots available and although there are plenty of trees to shade from the sun you'll still feel the heat. Great spot for family campers.
You may want to come in on thursday for a weekend spot. The entry to the park has plenty of hotels and restaurants but bad phone reception.
Best of all you can pick your own cherries in July, plums and pears in August and peaches and apples in September.

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Capitol Reef National Park
United States
Phone Number
(435)425-4172(MON-THUR) OR (435)425-3791(FRI-SUN) OR EMAIL [email protected]
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Official Website
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38.282° N, 111.249° W
Tent / RV / Trailer: 71 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)