Fremont Island Lower | Utah Back Country Pilots Association

Fremont Island Lower

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Airstrip Info

Frequency 122.90
Elevation 4215 ft
Lat/Long 41.1757, -112.3808
41° 10.542' , -112° 22.848'
Runway 09/27 1828 ft x 10 ft
Ownership Utah DNR - FFSL


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NOTAM: The airstrips at Fremont Island are managed by the UBCP in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding between the Utah DNR - Sovereign Lands Department and Utah State Aeronautics. Because of the nature of the land, there are a few rules that must be adhered to and pilots are required to review these rules prior to departing for the island:

No fires of any kind are permitted
No fireworks or explosive items
No discharge of firearms or hunting
No camping or other overnight use
Taking any plant, mineral, wildlife, or any other objects is prohibited
No motorized vehicles (except aircraft on designated runways)
No items such as geocaches, land art, etc may be placed on the island
Commercial guided tours are allowed through a permit through the DNR
Any commercial filming or photography require permits through the DNR

Furthermore, use of the airstrips atop Fremont Island is open to non-commercial use only. More information about the rules and regulations regarding the airstrips can be found at Takeoffs and landings on Fremont Island are restricted to the two established airstrips listed above. Landing or taking off elsewhere on the island is prohibited. Fremont Island is full of history, and we ask that you treat the island just as you would treat a wilderness area, by adhering to the UBCP Code of Conduct

Description: Fremont Island's lower airstrip rests along the northern shoreline of the island. 

Runway: 1,828 ft long x 10 ft wide dirt runway that was once a four wheel drive trail that is in good condition. Additional length available on both ends of runway however it is somewhat overgrown and not in as good of condition as the main surface of the runway.

Approach Considerations: Terrain on final approach landing west requires a short approach. Rising terrain just south of the airstrip.

Amenities: None. Suggested parking areas along the southern side of the runway. 

Windsock: Yes, located west of the runway.

Alina Pringle
1 week ago in a RANS Raven S20 N628WT with 26 tires

A little growth, but not bad - touch n go. Fun to be back - NA Camping area


Cory Wolf
2 weeks ago in a C205 with 850s tires

As good as ever. Some might find it a little on the rough side. Bugs were out but we managed to not get bitten. The wind helped keep them at bay. Cacti along the north beach are in bloom.


Allen Macbean
2 weeks ago in a C170 with 8.50x6 tires

The strip is in good condition, no problems for our 8.50's. Nice breeze to keep the bugs down, and a fellow UBCP pilot was there as well.


Roy Evans II
2 weeks ago in a PA-11 with 800 tires

Runway is in great shape! Will update airstrip data with recently surveyed lengths tonight. Recommend you park on the south side of runway just be careful as halfway down the runway are a few railroad ties hidden in the brush.


John Belz
2 weeks ago in a 185 with 29" tires

Like the upper strip, patches of grass in spots but otherwise firm and landable. There was a bit of a breeze and the bugs were surprisingly light.


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