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Lower Loon Airstrip

FAA Code: C53 Latitude: 44.8086712
Elevation: 4200 Longitude: -114.8086599

IAA District 6 - Director Mike Hart 208-528-7672 Formerly owned by J.R. Simplot, Loon Creek now belongs to Idaho Fish & Game. Even though the airstrip has had an "R" designation for many years, it has been open to the public willing to brave the short, technical runway. The "R" will be removed on future FAA charts. There is a wildnerness campground at the mouth of Loon Creek, but it often is occupied by rafters floating the Middle Fork. There is a wonderful hot springs about a mile upstream.  In 2018 RWY was resurfaced.  1 set of tie downs.  No winter maintenance. 

Airstrip Location:
Operational Status OPEN
City Challis
County Custer
Manager Tom Curet
Manager Phone 208-756-2271
Airstrip Features:
Windsock: Yes
Segmented Circle: No
Beacon: No
Bicycle RentalBike Rental: No
CampingCamping: Yes
Potable WaterPotable Water: No
ShowersShowers: No
Primary Runway:
Id 16/34
Length 1200
Width 25
Type Turf-Dirt
Condition Good
pdf Runway Diagram
Secondary Runway:
Length 0
Width 0
Type N/A

Pilot Reports

Observation Date: June 02, 2018
Short grass and dirt on main line, with growing rolling bumps at touchdown zone. Grass on sides is growing tall but still suitable for parking. Did not observe (but didn't look too hard either) rodent activity on main runway surface.

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.

Lower Loon Info Last Updated: November 5, 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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