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Soldier Bar Airstrip

FAA Code: 85U Latitude: 45.105
Elevation: 4190 Longitude: -114.8

IAA District 3 - Director Joe Grubiak

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 Location:
Operational Status OPEN
City N/A
County Valley
Manager Matt Shaddle
Manager Phone 208-634-0768
Airstrip Features:
Windsock: No
Segmented Circle: No
Beacon: No
Bicycle RentalBike Rental: No
CampingCamping: No
Potable WaterPotable Water: No
ShowersShowers: No
Primary Runway:
Length 1650
Width 15
Type Turf-Dirt
Condition Fair
pdf Runway Diagram
Secondary Runway:
Length 0
Width 0
Type N/A

Management Plans

pdf Soldier Bar Management Plan

Airstrip Classification: WILD

Airstrips may have basic navigation aids such as windsock and runway markers and limited or no user facilities. Typically located in the remotest settings away from roads and communities.
Maintenance: Clear hazardous vegetation from approaches, remove obstacles, treat noxious weeds and maintain useable airstrip surface.

Soldier Bar Info Last Updated: October 3, 2018

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Water Potable water

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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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