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September 18, 2007
This is an absolutely delightful campground, clean, well-run, and in gorgeous surroundings. It is situated within the Fruita Historic District orchards, a 10 minute drive south of the visitor center and right next to the 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 (an absolute 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, dump stations, potable water, and every campsite has a BBQ pit and picnic tables. In season, picking of fruit in the orchards is allowed. 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.
From journal Capitol Reef National Park
West Jordan, Utah
August 25, 2006