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Lower Loon Creek Airport Airstrip

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

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:
City Challis
Manager Tom Curet
Manager Phone 208-756-2271
District Director Mike Hart
District Director Phone 208-528-7672
Airstrip Features:

Classification: Wild pdf
Windsock
CampingCamping

Primary Runway:
Id 16/34
Length 1200
Type Dirt
pdf Runway Diagram

Lower Loon Creek Airport Info Last Updated: September 27, 2019

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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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