Capitol Reef National Park is in south-central Utah near the town or Torrey. The park is approximately 60 miles long on its north–south axis and just 6 miles wide on average. The majority of the nearly 100 mi long up-thrust formation called the Waterpocket Fold, a rocky spine extending from Thousand Lake Mountain to Lake Powell, is preserved within the park. Capitol Reef is an especially rugged and spectacular segment of the Waterpocket Fold by the Fremont River. The park was named for its whitish Navajo Sandstone cliffs with dome formations, similar to the white domes often placed on capitol buildings, that run from the Fremont River to Pleasant Creek on the Waterpocket Fold.
There are many remnants of the pioneer settlers of the area, mostly Mormon.
The park also has some petroglyphs to see.
The campground is nestled in an apricot orchard and the local mule deer usually make a visit.