Moose Creek USFS

Airport Identifier:

1U1

Elevation:

2454

Latitude:

46.1207508

Longitude:

-114.9273333

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. 

Airstrip Features:

Camping

Potable Water

Windsock

Classification:

Primitive Classification

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.

Primary Runway:

1/19

Length:

4100

Type:

Turf

Stuck 'N Stay Emergency Accommodations

Member Name

Mark Burke

  701-426-9654
  701-471-2877
  [email protected]
  Kindred

Call 7014712877 for availability or 701 426 9654

Member Name

Tom Richardson

  509-448-7350
  [email protected]
  Valleyford

Member Name

Michael Schwartz

  406-880-8094
  808-462-3831
  [email protected]
  Missoula

Member Name

Chris and Ronnie Metcalfe Chouinard

  (360) 317-7585
  [email protected]
  Friday Harbor

Member Name

Bill McGlynn

  208-631-0636
  208-631-0636
  [email protected]
  Leavenworth

I have donated a 4 person REI tent for anyone to use if stuck without a tent at Moose Cr. Ask the Host Volunteer - the tent is located in the Host Cabin near the runway.

Member Name

John Moriarty

  208-435-4092
  208-503-6765
  [email protected]
  Weippe

Plane Number

n87DH
Kooskia

Airstrip Manager:

NEZPERCE FOREST, AIR US Forrest Service
208-983-9571

District:

#7 McCall/Central

District Director:

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

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.

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