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Big Bar Airstrip

FAA Code: 1DA Latitude: 45.5345778
Elevation: 1236 Longitude: -116.5309167

IAA volunteers have been making improvements to this short airstrip during the last few years. The grass and dirt runway surface is in good condition by backcountry standards. In keeping with an agreement with administrators of the Hells Canyon National Recreation area, the volunteers assemble an outhouse in the fall and disassemble it in the spring so that river users don't see it during the summer boating season.  Dispersed camping at unimproved sites.  Take a 3.5 mile hike down river to visit the USFS Kirkwood Museum Complex.

Airstrip Location:
City Lucile
Manager USFS Wallowa-Whitman
Manager Phone 541-426-4556
District Director Bill Ables
District Director Phone 541-263-1327
Airstrip Features:

Classification: Wild pdf
Windsock
CampingCamping

Primary Runway:
Id 17/35
Length 1203
Type Turf
pdf Runway Diagram

Pilot Reports

Observation Date: November 21, 2019
This pilot report does NOT deal with Big Bar, but rather Temperance Creek, across the river on the Oregon side.
The Temperance Creek runway has, located midway and in the middle, an "X" made of rocks. It appears that an aircraft could not safely get around either side of this rock "X".

Big Bar Info Last Updated: October 24, 2019

More Airstrips Near Big Bar:

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Airstrip Airstrip
Weather Weather Station
Webcam Webcam Site

Airstrip Features:

Bicycle Bicycles
Camping Camping
Water Potable water

Showers Showers
Stuck-N-Stay Stuck 'N Stay host
Weather Report Weather report
Webcam Webcam

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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