Soldier Bar

Airport Identifier:

85U

Elevation:

4190

Latitude:

45.0999142

Longitude:

-114.8009289

This is a difficult, often rough Forest Service airstrip in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Water bars extend across the runway surface to mitigate water erosion. For those willing to brave the several-hundred feet of trail dropping into Big Creek, the airstrip provides access to excellent fishing. Watch for rattlesnakes.

Airstrip Features:

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:

1650

Type:

Dirt

Stuck 'N Stay Emergency Accommodations

Member Name

Mike Hart

  208-528-7672
  [email protected]
  Salmon
Cascade

Airstrip Manager:

PAYETTE FOREST AIR OFFICER
208-634-0746

District:

#7 McCall/Central

District Director:

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

Observation Date: June 13, 2023

Surface is pretty standard for Soldier. Humps, rough, rocks. Grass isn't too bad, but into the lower parking area you might have trouble seeing the surface.

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