Quite place but you can here the nightly coal train
Fruita,CO James M Robb, Colorado River State Park Fruita Section Site 23 Staying a night at this great State Park There is this CG in Fruita and another in Grand Junction, see map. This one is convenient to I70. Its quiet and nicely treed. Some sites close to road. All sites are paved and level. Have covered picnic tables. Some FHU some just electric & water. Many pull thru spaces. Really well kept park. Site was raked and free of debris. Large clean bathhouse, as well as additional restrooms. Laundry. Playgrounds.There is a lake and it also is on the Colorado River. Boat launch. Nice paved bike trails. Colorado National Monument is only 2 miles from CG. Visitor center very educational and the 23 mile drive thru amazing canyon with views that rival Grand Canyon. Caution if you drive thru with RV there are a couple of tunnels, center height was 16' sloping to 10'
We enjoyed Fruita so much in 2016 (even though when we went it was super hot) we decided to go back again during Spring/Easter break. The bunny even visited (ha ha) There is great hiking down the road at McInnis Canyon (great trail system) and the Brewery in Fruita offers a great place to relax inside for a meal and beer after a long day.
We like camping location for a couple of reasons:
- Close proximity to Colorado National Monument
- 1.5 hour drive to Moab/Arches National Park
- Colorado River and great biking trails within the campground
- Can get the raft/ducky in/out easily from the boat launch within campground
- Not too far from our home base
- The amenities (hot shower for a few quarters, as well as some of the campsites offering water/electricity/sewer hookup.)
- The views of Colorado National Monument from our campsite
- The rangers and their programs have been wonderful each time we've stayed