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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Information updated November 27, 2022 @ 9:23am

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. Runway has a slight slope towards the lake as well.

Approach Considerations: Terrain on final approach landing west requires a short and/or steep approach. Rising terrain just south of the airstrip as well as on extended centerline to the east of the airstrip. Suggested traffic pattern to the north of the airstrip to avoid terrain.

Amenities: None. Suggested parking areas along the southern side of the runway, but be careful for rocks, ditches, or other debris hidden in the grass alongside the runway. Terrain slopes slightly towards the lake.

Windsock: Yes, located west of the runway.

Weather: Winds tend to favor landing to the west. To view the current weather conditions on the top of the island, head ot

Josh Kelson
1 month ago in a PA-18 SuperCub with 31” tires

Replaced the windsock. Airstrip in good condition and perfect weather. No bugs.

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Justin Hodges
1 month ago in a 7AC Champ

Runway was in good condition. Windsock needs some zip ties. Didn’t have any otherwise would have replaced them.

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

The strip was firm with a few patches of snow. Edges were a little soft.

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Cory Wolf
7 months ago in a C205 with 850s tires

Same as it always is. A little rough but in great shape.

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Colin Johnson
8 months ago

Hi Folks, Not a trip report. I work with the University of Utah. Asking for help to see if we can catch a flight to the island to complete maintenance on the weather station there. Our battery died/shorted over the winter and we’ve lost our night time radio link to Gunnison and Hat islands. Happy to chat more, appreciate the support from UBCP. Please comment if you can help us out. Thank you, -Colin

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Hayden Harris

send me a message and I’m sure we can find a flight out there - 8018502750

8 months ago
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