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Big Creek Airstrip Description

IAA District 3 - Director Joe Grubiak joe@43re.com

Big Creek was a popular destination for pilots seeking food and lodging until the lodge burned in 2008. A log duplex and a couple of out buildings remain.
The Idaho Aviation Foundation has acquired the remaining improvements and obtained a 30-year special use permit from the Forest Service to rebuild the lodge. The new lodge is expected to be completed by the fall of 2017. See rebuildbigcreek.com.
The well-kept, state airstrip continues to be used by those who have cabins in the area and by others who want to camp in the adjacent campground at the south end of the airstrip. Potable water, fire rings, tables and a vaulted toilet are available at the campground.

Big Creek Airstrip Pilot Reports

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Big Creek Management Plans

Standard Operating Procedure
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Airstrip Classification: DEVELOPED

Airstrips have basic navigational aids and some additional services such as restrooms or camping facilities. May have road access to nearby attractions. Typically located in areas of high use, often in remote settings, but may be accessed by improved roads.
Maintenance: Clear hazardous vegetation from approaches, remove obstacles, blade, mow, water, treat invasive and noxious weeds, and make spot improvements regularly to maintain improved airstrip surface.

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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