Fish Lake Airstrip
IAA District 2 - Director Bill Ables (541) 263-1327 Fish Lake Airstrip is located high in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness area next to the lake. Its turf surface can be soggy until July. The runway has fallen into disrepair in recent years with wallows and an uneven surface developing. The Forest Service is making patchwork repairs, but realizes it eventually will have to find funds for a major overhaul. Moose frequent the lake as well as the airstrip. Small cutthroat trout are plentiful and easy to catch. There are wilderness camp sites at the east end of the airstrip and a small Forest Service guard station at the west end. No winter maintenance. Recommended use by mountain proficient pilots. Do not taxi pass cone markers at the end of 05. Attempting to departure RWY 05 with tailwind is very hazardous.
|Manager||NEZPERCE FOREST, AIR US Forrest Service|
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Upcoming Events at Fish Lake Airstrip
July 09, 2019 - Wilderness Within Reach
Volunteer with us for the Thirtieth Anniversary of this program! We provide free air transportation and lodging at Flying B Ranch (12ID) in the Salmon River drainage of the Idaho backcountry for those who cannot physically or economically access these remote areas. It is sponsored by the Idaho Aviation Foundation and supported by pilots and air charter companies. To volunteer or participate contact Joe Corlett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-890-1819.
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Observation Date: June 04, 2019
Flew into Fish Lake with helicopter on 6/4/2019. Runway is bare of snow, damp and seemingly firm. One airplane had been in and out recently. Grass is just barely beginning to sprout for season. Standing water at threshold marker/approach end of runway 23. Lake is free ice. Two to three feet of snow in trees on east edge of runway area opening and around lake. Very early spring up there.
Fish Lake Info Last Updated: June 12, 2019
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