Fruita Campground Capitol Reef National Park Reviews
Sleep amidst the fruit trees May 08, 2007
This is a delightful campground, clean, well-run and in gorgeous surroundings.
It is situated amidst the Fruita Historic District orchards, a 10 minute drive south of the Visitor Center and right next to the historic Gifford Homestead.
There are 70-odd campsites for both tents and RVs (a meadow a bit further along the road is tented-only). Camping fee is $10,- per site (a bargain if you ask me) and works on an honor system, meaning you get an envelope at the self-pay station at the entrance to the campground, fill in your data, enclose your fee and drop it off at the station. Park 'hosts' cruise through the park at regular hours and will 'mark' your campsite as paid. Sites are first-come, first served.
The campground has good facilities, including toilets, dumpstations, potable water and every campsite has a bbq pit and picnic tables.
In season, picking of fruit in the orchards is allowed. Also, be sure to pick up one of the delicious home-baked apple pies at the Gifford Homestead nearby for dessert!
A unique quality is that almost every afternoon, a group of mule deer came grazing in a meadow next to the campground. It's so unique to be sitting there at your picnic table eating and suddenly, there are deer all around on the way to their meal!
A warning though: they ARE wild, don't approach or try to feed them.
Part of the Southwest USA 2007 travel blog
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