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Capitol Reef is 80!

Capitol Reef is 80!

Posted in: Education, Historical places, Travel on July 28, 2017.

Hey, it’s almost Capitol Reefs Birthday! On August 2nd the park will celebrate 80 years of conservation!

Capitol Reef actually started out as a national monument. It was President Franklin D Roosevelt who declared the area a monument in 1937. And in 1971, President Nixon changed the monument’s status to a national park. Since that time, Capitol Reef has welcomed millions of visitors to explore its beauty and its wonder. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch invite you to come celebrate Capitol Reef’s 80th birthday on August 2nd.

The National Park Service and the Capitol Reef History Association have again teamed up to throw Capitol Reef the birthday party it deserves. They’re planning a couple special activities, and if you’re in the area, you should definitely stop by.

At 9am the Capitol Reef Birthday Party gets started at the visitor center. Grab a free cupcake and listen to the ranger-led history talk about Capitol Reef and the surrounding area.

Then, at 8.45 pm, there will be an evening program with music from David Boye. He will be sharing his experiences and performing pieces from the Artist-in-Residence compositions that he has created in parks and monuments throughout the country. You can catch it all at the campground amphitheater.

Of course, if you can’t make it to the scheduled activities, we hope you’ll still come explore one of the greatest national parks in the country.

For more information, visit the Capitol Reef National Park website. Or call the visitor center at 1–435–425–3791.

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