Chamberlain Basin

Airport Identifier:

U79

Elevation:

5765

Latitude:

45.3790783

Longitude:

-115.1967797

Once one of Idaho's most popular airstrips, Chamberlain lost that status after camping amenities were removed and several major fires ravaged the area. The Forest Service still is trying to find a solution to the drainage problem at the intersection of the two runways. Wilderness camping is available at several sites adjacent to the main runway.

Airstrip Features:

Camping

Windsock

Classification:

Wild Classification

Airstrips may have basic navigation aids such as windsock and runway markers and no user facilities. Typically located in the remotest settings away from roads and communities.

Primary Runway:

7/25

Length:

4100

Type:

Turf

Stuck 'N Stay Emergency Accommodations

Member Name

Mike Hart

  208-528-7672
  [email protected]
  Salmon
McCall

Airstrip Manager:

KRASSEL DISTRICT RAN USFS
208-634-0600

District:

#7 McCall/Central

District Director:

Dave Irvin
(208) 521-8908
[email protected]

Observation Date: October 18, 2022

Landed without trouble. As almost always there is one lonely deer on the west end of the airstrip, but she stays out of the way and doesn't bother anyone. Great airstrip.

Observation Date: August 11, 2021

Dry, some scattered rodent damage, generally good condition.

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