Bandera State

Bandera Airport runway.

Airport Alert

Open June 1, 2024.

Exceptions: Usual wet spring conditions my require later opening date.

Please check NOTAMs for actual opening date that may amend the published FAA Chart Supplement June 1 open date.

Contact the State Airports Manager at or 360-618-2477 for additional questions.








 Fire rings
June 1 - Oct. 1 yearly
 No water
 No facilities

Available information for airport

Constructed in 1948, Bandera was one of our first state airports. Nestled in the beautiful upper Snoqualmie Valley 14 miles east of North Bend, this field still serves as a vital emergency airport. This scenic airport offers a way to spend an hour on a stopover, or for an overnight camping trip. The airport is just a few feet off Interstate 90 and can be noisy during daylight hours, but quieter at night. The scenery and air are truly something to enjoy.

The nearby Snoqualmie River provides fishing opportunities, however, please make sure to check current regulations for seasonal openings.  

The airport is an excellent location for mountain flying practice. Though surrounded by mountains, the valley is wide enough for maneuvering most light aircraft. The airport is frequently used by instructors for training students in soft field work and in mountain flying.

Bandera has a 2,344 foot turf runway which is extremely soft when wet especially during the spring. Potholes, frost heaved rocks, or vehicle ruts are possible.

Field elevation is 1636 feet MSL, and some density altitude problems can be encountered during warmer summer days.

Trees surround the airport and there are trees close to each end of the field in the approaches.

Elk, deer, vehicles, and pedestrians may be encountered on the field. Overflight to check for surface damage, presence of obstructions, and height of grass is essential.

The airport is usually open from June 1 to October 1, however high ground water and wet surface conditions may delay spring opening.

This airport gets volunteer maintenance support from the Fall City Pilots.

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