» Torrey, UT (Capitol Reef National Park)
Visit Capitol Reef National Park and discover the Waterpocket Fold, and other hidden treasures. There are fifteen day hiking trails, from easy strolls to strenuous hikes. Park Staff offer a variety of interpretive programs and hikes. Buy locally-baked fruit pies and homemade ice cream at The Gifford House store and museum, and if you get there early enough in the day they have killer cinnamon rolls.
Fruita Campground (Capitol Reef NP). SR-24 at approximately MM 80, go south on entry road to Capitol Reef NP, campground is shortly on right. Between mile markers 72 and 73, on the north side of the highway is a location for dispersed camping that has room for many large rigs.
The Fruita Campground offers tables, grills, potable water, trash barrels, and vault toilets near the dump, flush toilets, “grey sink”, and potable water in the loops. $20/night, S/A Pass ½ off. Heavily shaded. Generator hours 8-10am, 6-8pm. Earlier in the day the host usually saves a few sites for large rigs. Reservations highly recommended. Very busy in May, usually full by noon. Dump $5 except for registered campers (free). Dump may not be available at all except to registered campers. Depending on the number of RV’s there is a group site, but it would need to be reserved in advance. No Verizon. There is a weak signal at the Torrey Chamber of Commerce.
The entry road for the dispersed camping area is very rocky; go SLOW, be careful. Any size rig will fit in most places, but it is not very level. The scenery is spectacular. There is some highway noise; the campground is muddy when wet and dusty when windy, and mostly unshaded. Arrive as early in the day as you can as this area fills up quickly.
38.28255 -111.24705 Fruita Campground
38.32667 -111.3641 dispersed area
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