Moose Creek is one of the Forest Service's best-maintained airstrips, located at the confluence of Moose Creek and the Selway River in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. In 2010, with the help of IAA volunteers, the Ranger District moved the recommended camping area from the west side of runway 01/19, where large, diseased trees pose a safety hazard, to the south end between the intersecting runways. The large wooden picnic tables were removed. Portable tables and firepans are available at the Ranger Station. Potable water also is available at the Ranger Station. Fishing usually is good in both Moose Creek and the Selway. No tie downs, no winter maintenance.
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.
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Chris and Ronnie Metcalfe Chouinard
Airstrip Manager:NEZPERCE FOREST, AIR US Forrest Service
District Director:Dave Irvin
Observation Date: November 13, 2022
Flew into Moose Cr. twice on 11/13/2022 with helicopter. Looks to be about 6 inches of settled firm snow on airstrip clearings and runways. A large tree has fallen into the airstrip clearing about mid-field for 01/19. Tree fell from forest edge so it projects about a third of way across the airstrip clearing but not onto the runway location. Video clip of tree attached. Copy and Paste this URL to download and view video: https://idahoaviation.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/11_13_2022-Moose-Cr.-01_19-midfield-tree.wmv
Observation Date: March 12, 2022
Landed briefly with helicopter on long runway at Moose Cr. on 3/2/2022. Both runways and surrounding exposed flats are completely snow covered. Snow is pretty solid with depth of 12+ inches with top inch or two recent snow and now soft and mushy. Looks like one ski equipped fix wing had landed in last few weeks.