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Scenic Drive, Capitol Reef National Park, UT 84775
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#1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Capitol Reef National Park
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Charity H wrote a review Nov 2020
Lake Elsinore, California90 contributions31 helpful votes
We have been here several times, and were lucky to snag a 3 night reservation on short notice. We were in site 9, with an amazing view of red rock cliffs, next to the river, and the Gifford House with pie in the morning. As we were there during fall school break, the line to get in to get pie in the morning was incredibly long, but worth the wait. They have cinnamon rolls too. The campground was very quiet every night, in spite of it being full. I have never seen the park so busy, it must be getting more popular. There are always deer in the campground. It's just a nice relaxing place to hang out and enjoy the view and wildlife. There are hiking trails close by if you want to hike from the campground. The camp hosts are very attentive and are always around if you need anything.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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patn03 wrote a review Nov 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota633 contributions136 helpful votes
This campground is reservation-less in late fall, but the largest reservation-less campground we encountered, which was great. We were still able to find a site in the mid afternoon, although people arriving in the early evening were out of luck. The campgrounds is very flat and open, so there's not much for privacy between sites, but the sites are pretty large and all the pads are flat and easy to pull into. The ranger was very friendly but involved, driving around occasionally to check on things and say hello. There were tons of deer in the campground, including fawns and bucks, which was fun. There is a dump station and water fill here. While this wasn't the most exciting park we visited, we did very much enjoy the relaxed and comfortable atmosphere of the campground.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Annabell O wrote a review Sep 2020
California294 contributions50 helpful votes
This campground is a peaceful green oasis, located among fruit orchards, surrounded by redrock formations. The historic Gifford house sells the most amazing, freshly baked fruit pies, and the evening ranger programs are fun and informative. Beautiful hikes nearby - we loved it here!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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ejshen wrote a review Aug 2020
Pasadena, California7 contributions2 helpful votes
Not for the faint of heart. Long drive from Los Angeles, windy & no showers. Highlights: like a time machine walking into prehistoric times, pretty stream & not crowded (small campground). Lovely homemade pie shop on the grounds.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Phamly1 wrote a review Jul 2020
Seattle, Washington37 contributions35 helpful votes
Capitol Reef and this campground were a peaceful respite coming from the busyness of Moab. I lucked out with an online reservation for a walk-in tent site a couple of weeks before our trip. After spending time in the campground, I can see why this campground books up well in advance. The trees do provide nice shade and the location makes all the park’s trails accessible. Deer visit in the late afternoon/early evening. You can also see the stars on a clear night. Fresh pie, cinnamon rolls, firewood and ice cream are a 5 minute walk away at the Gifford House. On the other side of the campground is the amphitheater where park rangers gave talks throughout the day and evening. Wish we could’ve stayed a few more nights.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fruita Campground
Which popular attractions are close to Fruita Campground?
Nearby attractions include Capitol Reef National Park (1.6 km), The Hickman Bridge Trail (1.6 km), and Gifford Homestead (0.2 km).
Is parking available at Fruita Campground?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Fruita Campground?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Fruita Campground?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Gifford Homestead (0.2 km), Fruita (4.8 km), and Torrey Petroglyphs (1.0 km).