It's Place in Utah's History: |
During the Civil War, Camp Floyd held the largest military encampment in the nation. Trying to take the focus off
of states' rights, officials put a lot of emphasis on the potential threat of a Mormon uprising and dispatched
soldiers here to keep the peace and to establish a military route to
California. Generals who had some part at Camp Floyd Johnston, Buford, Reynolds, Bee and Heth.
It was named for the 1858 secretary of war, John B. Floyd.
Just off State Highway 73 in Fairfiled, Utah - 40 miles southwest of
Salt Lake City. From I-15; take the Lehi exit #279, and continue west to the town of Fairfield,
approximately 22 miles from Lehi. Once in Fairfield, follow the highway signs into the park.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Museum, gift shop and picnic facilities that can be reserved for
Camp Floyd / Stagecoach Inn State Park and Museum
18035 West 1540 North
Fairfield, UT 84013