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WSDOT Aviation manages 16 airports, offering a gateway to the beautiful backcountry of Washington State. Of these airports, nine airports are state owned, three are operated by special use permit, three are leased, and one operated through a right of entry. One of the 16 airports is permanently closed to fixed wing aircraft due to erosion problems.

The airfields, located primarily in regions that experience extreme climatic conditions, provide strategic landing or staging sites for emergency medical air transport evacuation points and forest and rangeland fire fighting support.

However, in addition to being emergency airfields, the state airports also serve as great spots for pilots to access fishing, camping, and hiking areas. Listed below are some of the recreational services available at your state airports.

Anticipated Airport Improvements for 2015 include new Picnic Tables, Campfire Rings, and Portable Toilets to be installed at all State Owned Airports. Improvements at Non-State Owned Airports are pending owner agreements.

Because these are remote strips, please watch for pedestrians, vehicles and animals on the runways.

Let us know where you've been:  Most airports have guest log books; please sign in when you visit. If you are unable to locate the log book, please contact the State Airport Manager at wolfp@wsdot.wa.gov.

For more information on the state-operated airports, please check your current Airport Facilities Directory, check NOTAMS at 800-WX-BRIEF, and call the State Airport Manager at 360-709-8034 for additional information, or and use the information listed below.

Learn more about the Adopt an Airport volunteer program.

(Please see Airport Facilities Directory for additional information)

Airport
Camping
Picnic Tables
Fire Rings
Out House
Water
Walk to
Facilities
OPEN/
CLOSED
BanderaY (Primitive)1 (3) pending install Spring 2014  N (2)
pending install Spring 2014
N (1) pending install Spring 2014NNClosed Oct 1 -
Compact fill bare patches in spots. Grass runway, taxiways and parking areas soft when wet.  
Copalis BeachN
Tidal Activity
N Improvements Not AllowedN Improvements Not AllowedN
Approx 3 miles North at Roosevelt Beach Access 
NY
Approx 3 miles North to Roosevelt Beach Access
Open Year Round -
Beach runway; watch for obstructions.Check Web page for fly friendly policy. Nearby wildlife refuge airspace restrictions
EastonY (Improved)Y (4)Y (2)N (1) pending install Spring 2014N1/2 mile to restaurantClosed Oct 1 - 
Grass runway; Runway photocell lights available dusk to dawn during open period.
Lake WenatcheeY (Primitive)N (2) pending install Spring 2014N (2) pending install Spring 2014Y (out of service) (1)pending install 2014N1 mile to
Fish Lake
Closed Oct 1 -
Grass runway. West end bare ground areas. Check Notam's, and watch for mowing.
Little Goose 
(Starbuck)
Y
1/4 mile to park
Y (2) To be installed June 2014 N
pending negotiations with owners
N
pending negotiations with owners
N1/4 mile to
park for restroom
Open Year 
Round - 
Gravel runway. No winter snow removal. If it snows airport is closed.
Lower Granite
(Colfax)
Y
at Boyer Park
Y
at Boyer Park
Y
at Boyer Park
Y
at Boyer Park
Y
at Boyer Park
1/4 mile to
resort
Open Year Round -Gravel runway. Camping at Boyer Park Fee Area. No winter snow removal. If it snows airport is closed.
Lower Monumental
(Kahlotus)
NY (2) To be installed June 2014NNNNOpen Year Round - 
Gravel runway. No winter snow removal. If it snows airport is closed.
MethowN (Primitive)3N (2)
pending install
Spring 2014
N (1)
pending install Spring 2014
N1/4 mile to
NCSJ base
Open Year Round -   Check NOTAM's Paved runway. Airport beacon off. Limited snow removal in winter. 
Ranger Creek
(Greenwater)
Y(Primitive on Airport) Good Facilities at adjacent FS Park
Y (4)
 
Y (2)
Y (2)
near runway ends
NNClosed Oct 1 - 
Paved 
runway. New Forest Service Camping areas.
RogersburgN
Not allowed under Special Use Permit (SUP)
N
Not allowed under SUP
N Not allowed under SUPNNN
No airport access by ground with out BLM escort
Closed until further notice. Access negotiations in progress. 
Check NOTAM's. 
Wind Cone out of service.  
Grass runway; some minor wheel ruts. Watch out for runway reflective markers. No camping, fires or more than five aircraft at one time. Do not taxi outside of markers.
SkykomishY Y (6)Y (2)YN1 mile to
town
Closed Oct 1 - Grass runway; Runway soft when wet.  High ground water in early June. Some wet areas. 
StehekinYY (4)
NY
primitive
(1) pending negotiations with NPS
1/4 mile to campground
N1/4 mile to
campground
Closed Oct 1 -
Grass runway rough in places. No camping on airport.
Sullivan LakeY102Y
Forest Service
Y
Next to Fire Rings
3 mile to
stores
Closed Oct 1 - Grass runway some ground squirrel holes.
Tieton
(Rimrock)
YN (2)
pending install
Spring 2014
N (2) pending install Spring 2014Y
Forest Service
NNClosed Oct 1 - Grass runway. 
Runway soft when wet especially north end.  
WoodlandYN (2) pending install
Spring 2014
N (1)
pending install
Spring 2014
N (1) pending install
Spring 2014
Y1/2 mile to
town
Open Year Round - 
Paved runway. No snow removal in winter. If it snows it's closed. North end ramp area may be soft when wet. East and west grass areas rough from mole activity.  

*Missing from this list is Lester State Airport, which is currently closed to fixed wing aircraft.