The vibe at Fruita Campground
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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.
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.
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.