Having the campground amidst the orchard is a beautiful thing. Should've planned my stay around harvest time! Very close to the Cohab canyon trail, one to hike for sure! Be sure to stop by the lil cabin nearby delectable pies and a bit of history. My new favorite Utah national park.
This place does not have much for amenities, it just has water and bathrooms, however this place was such a wonderful place to camp! There were so many mule deers that were wandering around throughout the camp ground, and there was also a lively orchard neat that would let you pick some fruits, it was a great experience
We did not read up on Capitol Reef before heading there and we were greatly surprised! Especially when the mule deer strolled through camp! Nice tent spaces, wonderful orchards offer "you pick" at great prices. You can't beat the homemade pies either! this place is a hidden treasure! Was not very crowded in September and we met some wonderful folks. Facilities were kept up real well!
Near the park entrance there are three loops for camping. Sites aren't super private but the setting more than makes up for that. No showers, but bathrooms and water available. All sites were first come, first served. We were there in July and they filled up pretty quick. I would recommend getting there early grabbing a site, then taking off for your day. There are multiple trails near by, a fruit orchard to one side and the river on the other. There was a small stage area with ranger programs, as well. We were next to an apple orchard so it was a pretty relatively quiet spot in the campground. Orchards in the middle of the high desert made for a unique setting for this campground. Sites included a fire pit and picnic table. Wood could be purchased in the park. While at the park I would definitely recommend checking out the Cassidy Arch and Cohab Canyon Trails. Cohab was across from the campground and while it was a steep initial climb, if offered amazing views and slot canyon adventures.
We stayed at one of the walk in tent sites where were in a large field. The area is very neat with an orchard, wildlife, and beautiful scenery. The sites were not overly secluded, but the park seemed quiet enough for the amount of people there. Capitol Reef National Park seemed less busy than the other Utah National Parks and we really enjoyed our hiking adventures in the park as well as the camping opportunities.