One of the best campgrounds of the Southwest. After spending a day hiking in the Waterpocket fold, the green grass and large trees are a welcome shock. This campground has mostly level sites with restrooms with flush toilets on each loop. There are no shower facilities at this park. The shade of the trees also allows for much cooler temperatures than the rest of the park. It is also within walking distance of the historic homestead where you can buy yummy homemade mini pies and homemade ice cream. Also there are a few trails that are accessible right from the campground. I suggest the Cohab canyon trail. It's strenous at first but allows for great vistas of the Fruita valley and also takes you up into the monocline.
The campgrounds will fill during peak times usually in the late afternoon so arrive early to get a good spot. The only negative about this campground is there is no privacy from your neighbors. But most of them are RVs. It would also be worthwhile to check the nps website to see when their fruit seasons are because fruit you pick and consume in the orchard is free! They have peaches, pears, cherries, apples, and apricots.
- Also Known As:
- Fruita Campground Hotel Capitol Reef National Park
- Fruita Campground Utah/Capitol Reef National Park