State Lands Airstrips (Fremont / Spiral Jetty) | Utah Back Country Pilots Association

State Lands Airstrips (Fremont / Spiral Jetty)

The UBCP has been in talks with the State Lands administrators that manage the Sovereign Lands across the state regarding the airstrips atop the newly-acquired Fremont Island. As we continue progressing through these meetings, it is important that we respect the rules regarding mechanized vehicles on Fremont Island and remind pilots that the airstrips atop the island (and the airstrip north of Spiral Jetty) are closed. As our meetings are going very well, we hope to have some news to share with you regarding our access to these airstrips. If you have any questions, please use the contact link at the bottom of the page.

Projcect Updates

Posted by Roy Evans II on April 1st, 2021

Thanks to everyone for their support and patience as we work together with the State and the land owners at Fremont Island to restore aircraft access to the two established airstrips. In our two previous meetings we have laid out most of the ground work for restoring this access and we are hoping that next week's meeting will clear up any last minute questions that may have come up since we started this project. The UBCP together with State Aeronautics have propsed many options to restore aircraft access, and while we put the finishing touches on them, please continue to exercise patience by not landing on the airstrips atop the island.

Posted by Roy Evans II on March 9th, 2021

This morning the UBCP had a meeting with the FFSL regarding aircraft access to the island. While our meetings continue very positively regarding restoring access, your continued patience in adhering to the temporary closure of these airstrips (Fremont Island - Upper, Fremont Island - Lower, and Spiral Jetty) helps these meetings continue in the right direction. Tentatively we are hoping for another meeting before the end of March with the goal of restoring access before the summer. If you have any questions about these airstrips, feel free to contact us.

Posted by Roy Evans II on January 23rd, 2021

The UBCP is preparing for our next meeting with the leaders of the State Lands. As a reminder, please refrain from using the airstrips atop Fremont Island and near the Spiral Jetty as we work to incorporate aviation's access to these areas.