This one-way, dirt & turf Forest Service airstrip provides access to good fishing in Big Creek and to big game hunting in the surrounding hills. It is located in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. The airstrip surface is subject to erosion both from water and prop wash. Water bars were installed across the runway many years ago to minimize water erosion. Prop wash continues to be a problem as soil is blown from the surface, exposing the water bars and rocks. The Forest Service recognizes that at some point, it will have to do major work here.
Steep enclosing terrain recommend use only by mountain proficient pilots.
Airstrips have basic navigational aids such as windsocks and runway markers and some limited user facilities. Typically located in remote settings but may be accessed by low-standard road.
Stuck 'N Stay Emergency Accommodations
Airstrip Manager:KRASSEL DISTRICT RAN US
District Director:Dave Irvin
Observation Date: June 13, 2023
Grass is growing pretty fast here. Top-side parking and lower parking have some grass up to 24 inches. Use caution pulling off an parking, because it is hard to see rocks/ditches. May want to stop, walk it, and then park.