Camp Floyd State Park Museum

Events and Camps

2024 Events

May 2024

May  27
Camp Floyd Days

Camp Floyd State Park is hosting a Camp Floyd Days on Memorial Day. The event will allow visitors to experience camp life and participate in several activities performed by soldiers of Johnston’s Army.  See re-enactors drill and fire period muskets. Visit the graves of soldiers who died in the service of our country.  See artifacts from Camp Floyd from the time it was occupied (1858-1861) in our museum and tour the historic Stagecoach Inn which was in operation from 1858 to 1947. Come on out and join us for this family-friendly event. The events will be conducted 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Museum entrance fees of $5 per person or $15 per family (immediate family only) apply.  Food will be available at for purchase at Beefsteak’s Bistro. For more information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.

June 2024

June 1 

Star Party 

As you look into the night sky do you wonder what is out in space? Is there life on the planets and stars you are seeing? Join Camp Floyd State park at 9:00 PM at the Camp Floyd Cemetery located just south of Fairfield Utah (Not the Stagecoach Inn) in partnership with the Utah Valley Astronomy Club as we watch the night sky and celebrate the vastness of space. This program will begin at 9:00 PM. For more information please visit campfloyd.utah.gov, email campfloyd@utah.gov or call (801) 768-8932.

July 2024

July 27
Star Party

Come and Join Camp Floyd State Park in partnership with the Utah Valley Astronomy Club at 9:00 PM at the Camp Floyd Cemetery 378 South Allen’s Ranch Road Fairfield, Utah 84013. Telescopes will be available for the public to view the heavenly sites above. Admission is Free. For more information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.

 

August 2024

August 10
Military Appreciation Day

Join us from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM for Utah State Parks Military Appreciation Day as we honor those who have and are still serving. Veterans and active military and their families in the same vehicle receive free admission to Camp Floyd State Park. Stroll through our military displays honoring those who have served. Have your children learn military drills with a toy musket and wear a period uniform. Visit the camps of military re-enactors and play period games and activities. See artifacts from Camp Floyd from the time it was occupied (1858-1861) in our museum and tour the historic Stagecoach Inn which was in operation from 1858 to 1947.   Don’t forget to bring your money as you wander through the event’s vendor area. Food will be available for purchase. Admission is $5 per person or $15 per family (immediate family only). Active military and Veterans and their families in the same vehicle are free. Food will be available at for purchase at Beefsteak’s Bistro. For more information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.

September 2024

September 2
Camp Floyd Days  

Camp Floyd State Park is hosting Camp Floyd Days on Labor Day. The event will allow visitors to experience camp life through exhibits and demonstrations.  Visit the graves of soldiers who died in the service of our country.  See artifacts from Camp Floyd from the time it was occupied (1858-1861) in our museum and tour the historic Stagecoach Inn which was in operation from 1858 to 1947.  Come on out and join us for this family-friendly event. The events will be conducted 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.   Museum entrance fees of $5 per person or $15 per family (immediate family only) apply. Food will be available at for purchase at Beefsteak’s Bistro. For more information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.

 

October 2024

October 5
Ghosts of Camp Floyd

Is Camp Floyd haunted?  The public is invited to participate in a paranormal investigation of Camp Floyd.  Because of the popularity of this program, four sessions will be conducted this year with each date limited to 40 participants.  Admission fees are $10 per person and reservations are required.

Participants are encouraged to view the museums at Camp Floyd during daylight beginning at 6 pm, with the event starting at 7:00 PM and ending at 9:00 PM.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own flashlights, recorders, cameras, digital and infrared cameras where park staff will assist participants in the use of their equipment in finding paranormal orbs, mists and sounds.

A brief presentation will be conducted to familiarize participants with paranormal investigating techniques and findings as the investigation starts.  All participants will be invited to present their findings at the conclusion of the investigation and will have the opportunity of viewing photographs along with other paranormal evidence gathered at this historic site. For information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.
Admission fees are $10 per person and reservations are required.
40 spots left

October 11
Ghosts of Camp Floyd

Is Camp Floyd haunted?  The public is invited to participate in a paranormal investigation of Camp Floyd.  Because of the popularity of this program, four sessions will be conducted this year with each date limited to 40 participants.  Admission fees are $10 per person and reservations are required.

Participants are encouraged to view the museums at Camp Floyd during daylight beginning at 6 pm, with the event starting at 7:00 PM and ending at 9:00 PM.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own flashlights, recorders, cameras, digital and infrared cameras where park staff will assist participants in the use of their equipment in finding paranormal orbs, mists and sounds.

A brief presentation will be conducted to familiarize participants with paranormal investigating techniques and findings as the investigation starts.  All participants will be invited to present their findings at the conclusion of the investigation and will have the opportunity of viewing photographs along with other paranormal evidence gathered at this historic site. For information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.
Admission fees are $10 per person and reservations are required.

40 spots left 

October 26
Ghosts of Camp Floyd

Is Camp Floyd haunted?  The public is invited to participate in a paranormal investigation of Camp Floyd.  Because of the popularity of this program, four sessions will be conducted this year with each date limited to 40 participants.  Admission fees are $10 per person and reservations are required.

Participants are encouraged to view the museums at Camp Floyd during daylight beginning at 6 pm, with the event starting at 7:00 PM and ending at 9:00 PM.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own flashlights, recorders, cameras, digital and infrared cameras where park staff will assist participants in the use of their equipment in finding paranormal orbs, mists and sounds.

A brief presentation will be conducted to familiarize participants with paranormal investigating techniques and findings as the investigation starts.  All participants will be invited to present their findings at the conclusion of the investigation and will have the opportunity of viewing photographs along with other paranormal evidence gathered at this historic site. For information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.
Admission fees are $10 per person and reservations are required.

40 spots left 

 

December 2023

December 7
Camp Floyd Christmas

Join us from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Camp Floyd State Park to see how the soldiers of Camp Floyd celebrated Christmas with soldiers throughout the park. Tour the Commissary and the Inn while you are here seeing the park’s Christmas decorations. Don’t forget to visit with Santa Clause from 2:00 and 4:00 PM but be wary that the Grinch may steal what you have. Food will be available at for purchase at Beefsteak’s Bistro. Stay after this event to see the light parade and Fireworks with Fairfield Town at 5:00 PM. After dark you can see all of the Christmas lights throughout the park and town.  Admission is $5 per person or $15 per family (immediate family only). For more information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.

PARK CAMPS:

Camp Floyd History Camps 

Camp Floyd History Camps for kids are a fun-filled educational experience about how soldiers lived at Camp Floyd between 1858 – 1861, and how the Utah War served pre-Civil War objectives. Campers meet costumed interpreters, play 19th-century games, drill, march and set up a soldier’s camp, fire an 1860s period firearm, make and take home soldier craft activities. Other activities include conducting a full-scale military exercise, and observing muskets and a cannon fired.

Participants will receive a History Camp t-shirt, replica kepi, replica rifle, canteen, haversack, wooden yo-yo, and more. Campers return home each day with furlough papers.  The park may be able to provide carpooling information with others in your area. These programs are for both boys and girls, 8 to 12 years of age.  Each camp is limited to 30 participants and runs from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday and  Wednesday. On Thursday the camp is from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM with the reenactment at 2:00 PM for the families.  Reservations and a $150 camp fee are required.

Please provide a lunch each day for your child.

Please provide a letter for your child. We will need YOU, as the parent, to write your child a short letter.  You should bring this to the commissary on the first day of camp.  This letter will be delivered to your child by a Pony Express rider on the second day of the camp.

 

2024

June 6-8, 2024 camp Reservations: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-camp-for-kids-tickets-777627463677

June 18-20, 2024 camp Reservations: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-camp-for-kids-tickets-777628015327

July 9-11, 2024 camp Reservations: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-camp-for-kids-tickets-777628516827

August 6-8, 2024 camp Reservations: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-camp-for-kids-tickets-777628647217

Youth Group/or Family Johnston’s Army Adventure  Overnight  Camp  

Johnston’s Army Adventure Camp is designed for youth groups ages 11 and up but open to all youth groups and families and offers an authentic and unique hands-on adventure! Participants travel back in time to 1858 – 1861 and enter the world of a soldier with Johnston’s Army at Camp Floyd in the Utah Territory. New recruits are processed, mustered into the army and issued uniforms. As a new enlisted private, scouts will shoulder their musket, and march off to a new adventure! Leaving modern possessions behind, the call of bugles and officers’ commands will replace the daily routine of 21st-century life. The camp curriculum is based on the history of Johnston’s Army at Camp Floyd, Utah Territory, and can be used to complete the requirements for the Boy Scout American Heritage Merit Badge and the National Historic Trails Award. Camp fees are $30 per child/adult or $100 per family (nonrefundable), which includes all camp material, breakfast at Beefsteaks Bistro, and a Camp Floyd State Park patch. This two-day program includes a stay overnight with sleeping accommodations in period military tents. participants will need to provide their own sleeping gear. Each camp requires a minimum of 10 participants and will be cancelled if minimum is not met.
Please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov for available times and reservations.

Johnston’s Army Adventure Camp Form

Youth Group Johnston’s Army Adventure Day Camp 

Johnston’s Army Youth Adventure Camp is designed for youth groups ages (ages 8-11) but open to all youth groups. Come and experience an authentic and unique hands-on adventure! Travel back in time to 1858 – 1861 and enter the world of a soldier with Johnston’s Army at Camp Floyd in the Utah Territory. New recruits are processed, mustered into the army and issued uniforms. As a new enlisted private, participants will shoulder their musket, and march off to a new adventure! Leaving modern possessions behind, the call of bugles and officers’ commands will replace the daily routine of 21st-century life. The camp curriculum is based on the history of Johnston’s Army at Camp Floyd, Utah Territory.  The Past Is Exciting and Important.  Tour the museum, march and drill like a soldier at Camp Floyd, play with period toys and games, and receive a Camp Floyd patch.  Cost is $10 per person.  The program is three hours beginning at 10:00 AM.  Advance registration is required. Please bring a sack lunch.

Please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov for available times and reservations.

Ghosts of Camp Floyd outside of October Program

Is Camp Floyd haunted?  The public is invited to participate in a paranormal investigation of Camp Floyd.  Because of the popularity of this program, Camp Floyd State Park is extending this program year round upon request with arranged dates. This program is limited to  limited to 40 participants but a minimum of 20 people is required to make a reservation.  Admission fees are $10 per person and reservations are required.

Participants are encouraged to view the museums at Camp Floyd during daylight beginning at 6 pm, with the event starting at 7:00 PM and ending at 9:00 PM.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own flashlights, recorders, cameras, digital and infrared cameras where park staff will assist participants in the use of their equipment in finding paranormal orbs, mists and sounds.

A brief presentation will be conducted to familiarize participants with paranormal investigating techniques and findings as the investigation starts.  All participants will be invited to present their findings at the conclusion of the investigation and will have the opportunity of viewing photographs along with other paranormal evidence gathered at this historic site. For information or reserve your date please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.
Admission fees are $10 per person and reservations are required.

2025 Events

January 2025

January 4
Junior Ranger Program

Come and Join Camp Floyd State Park at 2:00 PM for our monthly Junior Ranger program focusing on wagons and transportation. Though this program is geared towards people under 12 all ages are welcome. Admission fees are $3 per person and $10 per family. Reservations are required. For more information and to reserve your spot please email campfloyd@utah.gov.

February  2025

February 1
Junior Ranger Program

Come and Join Camp Floyd State Park at 2:00 PM for our monthly Junior Ranger program focusing on handcarts with activities for the kids. Though this program is geared towards people under 12 all ages are welcome.  Admission fees are $3 per person and $10 per family. Reservations are required. For more information and to reserve your spot please email campfloyd@utah.gov.

March 2025

March 1
Junior Ranger Program

Come and Join Camp Floyd State Park at 2:00 PM for our monthly Junior Ranger program focusing on the railroad and trains with activities for the kids. Though this program is geared towards people under 12 all ages are welcome.  Admission fees are $3 per person and $10 per family. Reservations are required. For more information and to reserve your spot please email campfloyd@utah.gov.

March 15
Cemetery Tour

Camp Floyd State Park invites you to its Camp Floyd Cemetery Tour at 2:00 PM. Learn about the soldiers that died while serving at Camp Floyd. This program is limited to 40 people and reservations are required.  For information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov. Admission fees are $10 per person and reservations are required. 

March 22
Volunteer Open House

Camp Floyd State Park invites you to a volunteer open house from 2:00 to 4:00 PM to hear about all of the amazing volunteer opportunities the park has to offer. For information please call (801) 768-8932 or email campfloyd@utah.gov.  

April 2025

April 19
Egg Scramble

Join Camp Floyd State Park for its annual Egg Scramble on Saturday, April, 2025 at 1:00 PM. This event is open to children 12 and younger. The lawn will be divided into age groups so your kiddo will have a great chance to grab some eggs with fun treats and surprises. Entrance to Camp Floyd State Park is $5 per person or $15 per family and participants will be required to have a wrist band.  For more information please email campfloyd@utah.gov.

Rules:

Scramblers are not allowed onto the lawn until the area is opened by park staff.

When the lawn area is opened, Scramblers must stay along the fence until the park staff start the egg scramble. When the scramble begins Scramblers may collect as many eggs as they can until they are all claimed. Please be considerate of other Scramblers.

No parents allowed in the Scramble area. Parents may stand inside the fence line to watch. Scramblers in the toddler (0-3) area may have one Parent help them navigate. Parents may not touch any of the eggs.

Some eggs will have numbers inside to be exchanged for prizes that don’t fit in an egg.

Camp Floyd State Park will not be providing baskets or bags to hold your eggs, so make sure to bring your own!