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Cavanaugh Bay Airstrip

FAA Code: 66S Latitude: 48.5186667
Elevation: 2484 Longitude: -116.8221944

IAA District 1 - Don McIntosh 208-946-8490. This Idaho Division of Aeronautics airstrip is the state's gem of the north. Located next to Priest Lake, it has it all: Lush grass surface; campsites with tables, stoves, drinking water, toilets and showers; lodging, boating and swimming nearby; a caretaker and a courtesy sedan ($5 per day, 30-cents per mile). Caretaker is Allen Lieske. Phone (208) 443-2721.

Airstrip Location:
Operational Status OPEN
City Cavanaugh Bay
County Bonner
Manager Dan Conner
Manager Phone 208-334-8893
Airstrip Features:
Windsock: Yes
Segmented Circle: Yes
Beacon: No
Bicycle RentalBike Rental: Yes
CampingCamping: Yes
Potable WaterPotable Water: Yes
ShowersShowers: Yes
Primary Runway:
Id 15/33
Length 3100
Width 120
Type Turf
Condition Smooth
pdf Runway Diagram
Secondary Runway:
Length 0
Width 0
Type N/A

Stuck 'N Stay Emergency Accommodations

Emergency Accommodations Emergency overnight accommodations are available at this airstrip. See the Stuck 'N Stay Airstrip Host Directory

Upcoming Events at Cavanaugh Bay Airstrip

July 25, 2019 - Women's Floatplane Splashdown! Cavanaugh Bay (66S), Tanglefoot Seaplane Base (D28)
All Day

Floatplane Splashdown is an extraordinary flight immersion. Under-the-wing camp or stay in cabins while savoring unique flight instruction at beautiful Lake Cavanaugh (66S) in Northern Idaho. A float rating is probably the most fun to earn and enhances confidence in huge ways. Integrate recreation with aviation to experience a complete flight-learning experience. This event offers FUN, skills, WWaa Excellence Seminar, flight instruction, ground, exam prep, check ride (optional), massages, and more! This event was originally scheduled for July 18-21st.

For more information, contact: Christina Tindle
Phone: 208-315-3075

August 16, 2019 - Cavanaugh Bay (66S) Fly-In and BBQ
All Day

Campout/Fly-in Friday the 16th and potluck BBQ Saturday the 17th, starting at 4 p.m.  The North Idaho Chapter is putting on a party!

For more information, contact: Don McIntosh
Phone: 208-255-2793

Management Plans

pdf Standard Operating Procedure

Airstrip Classification: COMMUNITY

Airstrips may have additional navigational aids and radio service and other services associated with proximity to communities or other attractions. Typically located near a community with access to full-service roads and close to some development.
Maintenance: Clear vegetation, remove obstacles, blade, mow, treat, fertilize, water, treat invasive and noxious weed, and make spot treatments to maintain an improved airstrip surface.

Cavanaugh Bay Info Last Updated: October 3, 2018

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Bicycle Bike rentals
Camping Camping
Water Potable water

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Stuck-N-Stay Stuck 'N Stay host
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This information has been compiled from a number of sources. The status of airstrip facilities, conditions, available services, ownership, and managers are constantly changing. The Idaho Aviation Association assumes no responsibility for incomplete or inaccurate information contained herein.

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