Fremont Island Upper | Utah Back Country Pilots Association

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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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 is rocky. Last few hundred feet beyond stated distance is somewhat steep.

Approach Considerations: Weather station on the south end of the runway. 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.


Josh Kelson
2 months ago in a PA-18 SuperCub with 31 tires

Bugs have calmed down considerably since I was there last a month ago. Increasing bugs in the afternoon but manageable. Airstrip is in great shape!

2 Likes , 0 Comments

Cory Wolf
2 months ago in a C205 with 850 tires

Same as always. Great shape. Didn’t bother getting out since I didn’t want to itch for the next two weeks and look like I have chicken pox!

2 Likes , 0 Comments

Wendy Lessig
2 months ago in a Piper PA-12 (supercub) with 31” bushwheels tires

Runway was in good condition. No ruts. Gnats not pesky.

5 Likes , 1 Comment

Josh Kelson

Glad to hear the gnats have subsided...that was hell! Itching bite marks for a week when Roy and I went out there.

2 months ago
Roy Evans II
3 months ago in a PA-11 with 8.00x6 tires

It's gnat season out on the island! Would recommend you bring bug spray or enjoy the island when there's a solid 10 mph wind reported.

3 Likes , 1 Comment

Josh Kelson

Ya it’s bad. We got eaten alive! Was itching bites for a solid week.

2 months ago
Charles McNall
4 months ago in a C150m with 5 tires

Beautiful day at Fremont. squeaked the 150 down and back out. Landed south to north and took off same direction. The runway is a saddle so I would not suggest landing there like I did with 100 hp and half a tank of gas. Had just enough runway to get off on a cool day. Also be aware your flare time will be extended due to the downhill runway. Don't stall!

5 Likes , 1 Comment

Tyler Gleave

I think that's the first time I've seen a 150 out there! Looks like a beautiful day to fly.

3 months ago

Kit Carson Cross

Added by Wendy Lessig 1 year 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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