Here’s a list of RV Parks near Capitol Reef National Park as well as the RV camping options available inside the park.
Use this Capitol Reef National Park guide to plan your next camping trip. You may choose from Capitol Reef RV parks, primitive campsites, or developed campgrounds to make your adventure unforgettable.
The Capitol Reef National Park camping options include one developed campground and RV park along with some primitive camping sites.
This list also includes many other campgrounds and RV parks near Capitol Reef National Park to help you determine the one that best fits your needs.
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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!
Tips For Visiting Capitol Reef
The park is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, even on holidays! Be sure to check the Capitol Reef website for the most updated information for the visitor center hours and closures when you plan to visit.
A Capitol Reef entrance fee is charged only for the main scenic drive in the park. The self-pay entrance station is located just south of the campground. There is no entrance fee for anyone with the US National Parks pass.
Best Time of Year to Visit Capitol Reef National Park
Most of the year you’ll enjoy fun outdoor things to do in Capitol Reef National Park like scenic drives, hiking, and biking. During the winter, the activities might be a bit more limited due to the cold and snow!
Check out these articles to help you know what the Capitol Reef National Park weather is like during all four seasons:
- Capitol Reef National Park in the Spring
- Capitol Reef National Park in the Fall
- Capitol Reef National Park in the Summer
- Capitol Reef National Park in the Winter
How Many Days For Capitol Reef National Park?
We’ve got detailed guides for 1, 2 and 3 days at Capitol Reef:
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Capitol Reef National Park RV Camping
There is one developed campground in Capitol Reef National Park for RV camping.
There are two Capitol Reef primitive campgrounds in Cathedral Valley and Cedar Mesa. Both are accessed by dirt roads along the Capitol Reef scenic drive and require high clearance vehicles. It’s not recommended for RVs unless you have a shorter 4×4 high clearance rig.
RV camping at Capitol Reef can be done at the Fruita Campground. It offers camping facilities for tents and RVs and is conveniently located at the beginning of the scenic drive.
Located on the edge of a historic orchard surrounded by sheer red rock cliffs, it’s one of the most scenic campgrounds in Southern Utah. The campsites are shaded and filtered by large, leafy trees scattered throughout the grounds.
Fruita Campground is open throughout the year. The 71 campsites are all reservable six months in advance from March 1 to October 31, and include 64 multipurpose sites without hookups and seven walk-in tent sites.
The sites are spacious and have paved parking areas. The park offers flush toilets, a nearby RV dump station, water fill stations, picnic tables, fire pits, and grills at all sites except walk-ins.
Cathedral Valley Primitive Campground
The Cathedral Valley Campground is a no-fee campground about 36 miles from the visitor center in Fruita.
To access this campground you’ll travel along the Cathedral Valley Loop Road. You will need a high clearance four-wheel drive vehicle. It’s not recommended for RVs unless you have a shorter 4×4 high clearance rig.
This primitive campground has six sites, each with a picnic table and fire grate. There is a pit toilet, but no water available. Sites are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
It’s open year-round, but bad weather will make the road inaccessible. Check road conditions with the Capitol Reef Visitor Center (or call the information line) prior to planning an overnight stay.
Cedar Mesa Primitive Campground
The Cedar Mesa Campground is a no-fee campground located about 23 miles south of Utah State Highway 24 on the Notom-Bullfrog Road.
Most of the time two-wheel drive vehicles are ok, but sometimes the road requires a high clearance vehicle. It’s not recommended for RVs unless you have a shorter 4×4 high clearance rig.
This primitive campground has five sites with a picnic table and fire grate. There is also a pit toilet, but no water is available. Sites are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
The campground is open year-round, but check with the Capitol Reef Visitor Center for road conditions prior to planning an overnight stay.
RV Parks Near Capitol Reef National Park
There are RV Parks located in the small towns to the west and east of Capitol Reef: Torrey, Loa, Caineville, and Hanksville.
This is one of Torrey’s most popular RV spots. It’s open mid-March until early November.
You’ll find a wide range of amenities including pull-through sites and full hookups, paved parking pads, showers, restrooms, laundry facilities, free cable TV, free WIFI, basketball court, pavilion, horseshoes, and croquet.
There are also shaded tent sites and charming log cabins available.
At this RV park located in Torrey, you get amazing views of the famous red cliffs in the distance. It is open from March 1 to October 31.
The amenities include full hook-up 30/50 amp RV sites, restrooms, showers, laundry, gift shop, free WIFI, and pet friendly.
This location also offers shaded tent sites, group tent sites, cabins, and a vintage trailer.
More than just a campground, this RV park includes on-site gift shop, 4WD rentals, hair salon, and BBQ grill restaurant. It’s open from April 1 to October.
The amenities include full-service RV park with 65-foot pull-thru spaces, pool, playground, and basketball court.
You can rent cabins and tent sites as well. The tent sites are located in a separate area from the RV sites.
You’ll find this RV park located on Highway 24 in Loa about 20 minutes west of Torrey.
The park features 18 sites with hookups that can fit large RVs. There are bathrooms, laundry, WIFI, and pets are welcome.
About 20 minutes east of Capitol Reef is a brand-new RV resort that’s ideal for individuals seeking ample space. It’s designed for fully self-contained RVs to simulate boondocking.
Each site includes full hookups: 20/30/50 amp service, water, and sewer. With 100 feet of distance between RV sites, this RV park can accommodate large RVs.
There are no public bathrooms, WIFI, or laundry facilities in order to maintain a natural environment: 110 acres of desert landscape views, hundreds of trees, and a river running through the park!
This RV park is about an hour east of Capitol Reef in Hanksville, Utah. Duke’s is open throughout the year, so it is an excellent option for RV travelers during the winter.
Amenities include pull-through, back-in, and trailer campsites; shared campfire pits; picnic tables; free WIFI; and 24 hour coin-operated laundry.
The campground also offers grass tent areas.
RV Campgrounds Near Capitol Reef
There are a few campgrounds that accommodate RVs near Capitol Reef.
Located in Dixie National Forest about 17 miles south of Torrey along Scenic Byway 12 is the largest Forest Service campground in the area.
The Single Tree Campground has some sites that accommodate large RVs. Roads and spurs are paved in this scenic ponderosa pin and aspen forest.
Amenities include an RV dump station, picnic tables, flush and vault toilets, and drinking water. Firewood and WIFI are available for a fee.
Sleepy Hollow Campground
If you’re looking for a cheap RV site near Capitol Reef, check out the Sleepy Hollow Campground. It’s located in Caineville on the east side of the park and open April to October.
The small campground has basic amenities for the RV and tent sites: electric hookups, dumping facilities, flush toilets, showers, drinking water, WIFI, and pets are allowed.
Plan a Capitol Reef Vacation
- Capitol Reef National Park Guide
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- Best Time to Visit Capitol Reef National Park
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