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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

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

John Clayton and I replaced the sock there. Sheared off two rusted bolts but luckily not the crucial ones. Greased the bolts and hinge in hopes of preventing further rust. Ran into some new friends (Shawn and Dave I think?…someone correct me) and Chris showed up too.

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Preston Rich

Awesome! I'm glad to hear the socks are replaced.

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

Everything was firm as usual. Beautiful day on the island. The windsock is gone. No sign of it, so it needs to be replaced,

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

Some sunflowers growing on the north end parking up the hill. Windsock has fallen off the wire ring. Did not shut down and inspect the windsock but will either need a new sock or just zip ties maybe.

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

Great shape. Didn’t get out but the gnats should be long gone. Getting to be the season for some great hiking and exploring on the island.

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Drew Bowles
10 months ago in a Experimental PA-14 with 29” Airstreak tires

Nice and firm dirt. Not overgrown. Bugs aren’t out yet.

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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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