Camp Floyd State Park will be hosting Camp Floyd Days September 3rd and September 5, 2016. This event will allow visitors to experience camp life and participate in several activities performed by soldiers of Johnston’s Army. Activities include encampments, stagecoach rides (Monday 12pm – 2pm), firearm demonstrations, marches, drills, 1861 period games, candy cartridges, and photos in period uniform. The activities will be 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Monday. The activities are free. Standard museum entrance fees are $3 per person or $9 per family. Food concession and stagecoach rides will be available to purchase at the event.
Established in 1858, Camp Floyd housed the largest concentration of U.S. troops then in the United State. The troops were sent to Utah to suppress a rumored Mormon rebellion which never took place. The army was recalled back east in 1861 for the Civil War emergency. Today, the park museum houses artifacts and exhibits from this historic event.
Camp Floyd State Park is located in the town of Fairfield, 22 miles southwest of Lehi on State Highway 73. For more information about the event or park, please contact the park at 801-768-8932.
The activities are free. Standard museum entrance fees are $3 per person or $9 per family.