Capitol Reef National Park News
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50th Anniversary of Capitol Reef National Park
December 9, 2021 | 2:59 pm
Capitol Reef National Park will celebrate its 50th year as a national park on December 18, 2021 with the celebration continuing throughout 2022.
Heritage Starfest on October 8 and 9, 2021
September 30, 2021 | 12:00 am
Torrey, UT - Capitol Reef National Park and the Entrada Institute are partnering to present the 12th annual Heritage Starfest. Programs and discussions will focus on the importance of the night sky resource. Wayne County and Capitol Reef have some of the darkest skies in the nation. Bring a red headlamp or flashlight, and dress warm for all outdoor events. All programs are free to the public.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.