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Fremont Island Upper

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Airstrip Info

Frequency 122.90
Elevation 4768 ft
Lat/Long 41.16, -112.3333
41° 9.6' , -112° 19.998'
Runway 15/33 1972 ft x 10 ft
Ownership Utah DNR - FFSL



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Information updated July 11, 2023 @ 5:05pm

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 upper airstrip rests along a ridge that slopes up at both ends, and has downward sloping terrain on both sides of the runway. 

Runway: 1972 ft long x 10 ft wide dirt runway that was once a four wheel drive trail that is in good condition. Slopes uphill on both ends. First 500' from the south has larger rocks than the rest of the runway. Last few hundred feet beyond stated distance on both ends is somewhat steep.

Approach Considerations: Weather station on the south end of the runway on extended centerline. Large rock outcroppings and higher terrain to the north on extended centerline as well. Typically land to the north and depart to the south. 

Amenities: None. Suggested parking area is either atop the hill to the south along the trail or just prior to the hill off to the west end of the runway.

Windsock: Yes, located west of the runway at the north end.

Weather: Predominant winds out of the northeast. To view current weather at the island, head to

Matthew Menlove visited 1 week ago in a N242WY with 29 Alaskan Bushwheels tires

I was at Fremont on Memorial Day and then returned this weekend to fun this airplane upside down on the runway We examined the airplane no one was there Notified the authorities and moved on Not sure how long it will be there It’s still possible to land but runway is now about ⅓ occupied by the crashed airplane

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John Lake

See airstrip report posted 2 days ago Friday 31May2024

1 week ago
Josh Kelson

Airplane has been cleared off.

1 week ago
Anant Asthana visited 1 week ago in a Maule M 5 with 26 tires

I wrecked my plane on the upper strip. Still working on getting it out of there. So the strip is closed till the wreck is removed

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Chris Wheeler

Sorry to hear that Anant. Good luck.

1 week ago
Chris Wheeler

I have an 18’ flatbed trailer, if that will help.

1 week ago
Wendy Lessig visited 2 weeks ago in a Cessna 172 with 8.00 tires

Light breeze kept the gnats away. Airstrip is in great condition.

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Cory Wolf visited 1 month ago in a C205 with 850 tires

Great shape. Beware. Bugs are out. I managed to escape without getting bit but that soon won’t be the case!

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Kit Carson Cross

Added by Wendy Lessig 3 years ago

The Kit Carson cross is etched into the side of the highest point on Fremont Island, which is a short hike from the Fremont Upper airstrip.

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