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Chamberlain Basin Airstrip

FAA Code: U79 Latitude: 45.3790783
Elevation: 5765 Longitude: -115.1967797

Once one of Idaho's most popular airstrips, Chamberlain lost that status after camping amenities were removed and several major fires ravaged the area. The Forest Service still is trying to find a solution to the drainage problem at the intersection of the two runways. Wilderness camping is available at several sites adjacent to the main runway.

Airstrip Location:
City McCall
Manager KRASSEL DISTRICT RAN USFS
Manager Phone 208-634-0600
District Director Bill Ables
District Director Phone 541-263-1327
Airstrip Features:

Classification: Wild pdf
Windsock
CampingCamping

Primary Runway:
Id 7/25
Length 4100
Type Turf
pdf Runway Diagram

Stuck 'N Stay Emergency Accommodations

Emergency Accommodations Emergency overnight accommodations are available at this airstrip. See the Stuck 'N Stay Airstrip Host Directory

Management Plans

pdf Chamberlain Basin Management Plan

Chamberlain Basin Info Last Updated: October 24, 2019

More Airstrips Near Chamberlain Basin:

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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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