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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Capitol Reef National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Capitol Reef National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Utah and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Capitol Reef National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Utah and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Capitol Reef National Park currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Utah and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: August 27, 2021
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Capitol Reef National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Capitol Reef National Park - News section for more.

  • Capitol Reef National Park accepting applications for the 2022 Artist-in-Residence Program

    September 16, 2021 | 1:08 pm

    Applications are being accepted for Capitol Reef National Park’s 2022 Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program. The park is seeking applicants for the AiR program who will be able to interpret park resources in a unique way that engages the public through a variety of mediums such as painting, drawing, music, or photography. The goal of this program is to promote art and inspire visitors to appreciate and preserve the park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Job Announcements for Park Partner Utah Valley University at Capitol Reef Field Station

    August 20, 2021 | 2:25 pm

    Capitol Reef National Park (CRNP) and Utah Valley University (UVU) maintain a formal partnership to promote science and education at the park and collaboratively maintain Capitol Reef Field Station (CRFS). CRFS is located within a stunning valley in the park and functions as an education and research center under the direction of Utah Valley University (UVU). UVU is currently recruiting two positions for the Capitol Reef Field Station that will serve as key supporters of the operation. Talented applicants are encouraged to apply.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Capitol Reef National Park Rescinds Stage II Fire Restrictions, Remains in Stage I

    July 29, 2021 | 4:15 pm

    Torrey, UT – Capitol Reef National Park rescinds Stage II Fire Restrictions as of July 30, 2021. The park will remain in Stage I Fire Restrictions effective July 30, 2021 due to increased precipitation levels resulting from robust monsoon activity.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Capitol Reef National Park is in Stage II Fire Restrictions

    July 2, 2021 | 2:22 pm

    Torrey, UT – Capitol Reef National Park entered Stage II Fire Restrictions on June 30, 2021. Utah’s hot-dry conditions are prompting agencies to issue fire restrictions as the west experiences extreme and unprecedented drought.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Capitol Reef National Park Proposes Campground Fee Increase

    May 10, 2021 | 4:21 pm

    Torrey, UT – Capitol Reef National Park is seeking public comment on a proposal to increase the nightly camping fee for Fruita Campground and the Group Campsite beginning in 2022. All other fees will remain the same.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Fruit Harvest 2021

    March 31, 2021 | 11:41 am

    TORREY, UT – In a few months it will be fruit harvest season! Predictions for the 2021 season show that the apricot bloom has begun and will last for approximately two weeks. Other blooms will occur throughout April. As fruit ripens throughout the summer, many varieties will be available for harvest at Capitol Reef National Park including cherries (by limited quantity in early June), apricots in June, apples and pears in July and August, and peaches in August.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Capitol Reef National Park Hosted 981,038 Visitors in 2020

    March 3, 2021 | 3:42 pm

    TORREY, UT – Outdoor experiences provided refuge from the pandemic for 237 million visitors to America’s national parks in 2020. The number represents a 28% decrease from the previous year due largely to temporary park closures and restrictions implemented in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Capitol Reef National Park Seeks Comments on Orchard Rehabilitation Project

    January 29, 2021 | 3:58 pm

    Capitol Reef National Park is seeking public comments on an orchard replanting project to begin in fall of 2021. The project will initiate long-term rehabilitation of several historic Fruita orchards.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Capitol Reef National Park Announces 2021 Artist-in-Residence Participants

    January 27, 2021 | 3:38 pm

    Congratulations to the four participants selected for the 2021 Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program at Capitol Reef National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Capitol Reef National Park accepting applications for the 2021 Artist-in-Residence Program

    October 14, 2020 | 1:26 pm

    Applications are being accepted for Capitol Reef National Park’s 2021 Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program. The park is seeking applicants for the AiR program who will be able to interpret park resources in a unique way that engages the public through a variety of mediums such as painting, drawing, music, or photography. The goal of this program is to promote art and inspire visitors to appreciate and preserve the park.

    Read more at nps.gov