Capitol Reef National Park Lodging

If you’re planning a trip to Capitol Reef in Utah, you’ll want to find the best place to stay for your travel style and budget. There are a variety of Capitol Reef National Park lodging options so you can find exactly what you need!

Use this Capitol Reef National Park guide that lists all the accommodation options in the park and in the nearby towns outside the park.

Capitol Reef National Park Lodging ideas

There are no lodges or hotels in Capitol Reef National Park, only one developed campground. There are also hotels, cabins, campgrounds and RV parks in the area near the park!

No matter what type of lodging you’re looking for, you should be able to find exactly what you need in the area near Capitol Reef.

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A Photo Tour of Capitol Reef National Park

Take a visual tour through Capitol Reef National Park to see the stunning landscape and wildlife you’ll find in the park!

Capitol Reef National Park Lodging

There is no park lodge at Capitol Reef, but there is one developed campground and RV park along with some primitive camping sites. 

The best place for Capitol Reef National Park camping is the Fruita Campground. It is adjacent to the Fremont River and surrounded by historic structures and orchards.

It’s a developed campground with 71 sites, and each site has a picnic table and firepit and/or above ground grill, but no individual water, sewage, or electrical hookups.

There is an RV dump and potable water fill station. Restrooms have running water and flush toilets, but no showers. Accessible sites are located next to the restrooms.

Fruita Campground is open year round. You’ll need reservations from March 1 – October 31. For Capitol Reef National Park winter camping from November 1 – February 28, all campsites are first come, first served.

There are two Capitol Reef primitive campgrounds in Cathedral Valley and Cedar Mesa. Both are accessed by dirt roads and require high clearance vehicles.

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Fruita Campground

Lodging Near Capitol Reef National Park

Since there are no lodges or hotels in Capitol Reef, most people stay in nearby towns outside the park.

Here’s a list of accommodations near Capitol Reef National Park to help you find the best one for your travel style! 

Hotels Near Capitol Reef

We’ve put together a huge list of hotels near Capitol Reef National Park so click that link to see them all. Here are a few of our favorites that are close to the park:

Lodges and Resorts Near Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef cabins
Capitol Reef cabin

Cabins Near Capitol Reef

If you’re looking for a fun vacation experience, consider staying in cabins near Capitol Reef National Park.

Not only will you be surrounded by the area’s natural beauty, but you’ll have access to all the amenities that come with a cabin from comfortable beds to fully-equipped kitchens and more.

RV Parks Near Capitol Reef

There are RV Parks near Capitol Reef located in the small towns to the west and east of Capitol Reef: Torrey, Loa, Caineville, and Hanksville.

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Glamping tipi near Capitol Reef

Glamping Near Capitol Reef

If you want a more glamorous camping experience, there are multiple glamping locations near Capitol Reef to enjoy luxury tens, tipis, and even covered wagons!

Camping Near Capitol Reef

If you prefer a bit more space and a more natural environment, you’ll find BLM (Bureau of Land Management) campgrounds in nearby Dixie National Forest.

A few of the most popular dispersed camping areas near Capitol Reef are:

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Capitol Reef National Park Itineraries

Check out these done-for-you itineraries for Capitol Reef based on the time you have to spend exploring the park!

Grab our travel bundle with printable 1, 2 and 3-day itineraries to easily plan your vacation! Simply click the graphic below to get the free itinerary pack! Click on the links below to see detailed itineraries based on the time you have to spend at the park.

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