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
Dirt
Ownership Utah DNR - FFSL

Amenities

Weather

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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 https://ffsl.utah.gov/fremont-island/. 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.

UBCP Travnicek
1 month ago in a Maule with 8.5 tires

Dry, very good condition for landing and hiking!

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

As has been mentioned, there is a little growth on it but otherwise the strip is in its normal, good condition. We saw a couple of people on the Kit Carson rock, so others are accessing the island via bike or foot. Fairly strong wind kept the bugs at bay. Great to be back!

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

Beautiful day out on the island. Sight wind 5-10 out of the northwest kept any bugs at bay. Recommend we all start using the same parking areas. Either atop the hill or just west of the ramp up. Saw two other airplanes out on the island today!

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

We didn't land on the upper strip, just the lower strip, but we did take a picture of it.

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

Some greenery on the runway, almost as if it hasn't been used for a couple of years. But firm and no major ruts or potholes.

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Kit Carson Cross

Added by Wendy Lessig 6 months 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.

https://mysteryofutahhistory.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-kit-carson-cross-pre-mormon-relic.html

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