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-Fun Facts-
*One of the best known natural monuments in the park is the Waterpocket Fold. The Waterpocket Fold is a warp in the Earth’s crust, stretching across nearly 100 miles of land. 
*It’s been discovered that around 245 million years ago, Capitol Reef was once filled with beaches and tidal flats. 
*The park has its own movie dedicated to the park’s history, culture, and landscape! This film is available at the park’s visitor center.
Where to Stay?
Fruita Campground is the only developed campground inside the park, making it an ideal spot for RV camping in Capitol Reef National Park. Fruita is known as an oasis amidst the desert of Capitol Reef.
Wonderland RV Park One of the fantastic RV parks near Capitol Reef National Park is Wonderland RV Park. This RV park has been serving visitors to Capitol Reef since 1934. Many of the RV sites at Wonderland are adjacent to the park’s idyllic pastureland.
Thousand Lakes RV Park Take in the beautiful view of sagebrush-covered plateaus when staying at the Thousand Lakes RV Park. Visitors can enjoy close-by activities, such as hiking and fishing at Thousand Lakes.
Best time to visit? 
Winter The mild temperatures at the park’s lower elevations make winter a great time for RV camping in Capitol Reef National Park. In the park’s more mountainous areas, visitors may get a chance to see snow.
Spring In lower elevations at Capitol Reef, the spring season moves in a little earlier than higher elevations. As temperatures begin to rise, the park is filled with blooming flora.
Summer One of the busier times at the park is during the summer season. Summertime is also the monsoon season at Capitol Reef. The heavy downpours during the summer can result in ephemeral waterfalls.
Fall The fall season adds to the vibrant colors visitors can see at Capitol Reef. During the fall, visitors can enjoy mild temperatures and even pick fruit in the Fruita orchards.
What to do?
*Take a road tour throughout the park’s majestic Cathedral Valley. 
*Drive along the Notom-Bullfrog Road and Burr Trail to “Loop the Fold,” and witness some amazing geology landmarks. 
*Spend a day hiking one of the 15 hiking trails in the Fruita area. 
To see where you could visit Capitol Reef as part of a longer trip, please see our fantastic Tourbook with over 35 suggested itineraries here. For more information and how to book, contact your tour operator or travel agent.


Posted by: Cruise America & Canada RV Rentals Inc
Posted on: 06/10/2021

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