Methow Valley State

Methow Valley airport runway. 

Airport Alert

Open year round.

Possible temporary closures for extended inclement weather. Snow removal may be delayed to wait out seasonal storm events and due to limited maintenance budget.

Please check NOTAM’s and watch for summer construction activity and NOTAM’s and TFR’s for likely summer fire fighting staging activity. Airport beacon pilot controlled on Rwy lighting circuit and times out at 5 minutes. Rwy lights time out at 15 minutes. Please contact Airport Manager at or 360-618-2477 for updated information or questions.







Weather information

(509) 997-0142

Frequency - 118.425



 No camping
 No fire rings
2 - West Transient Ramp and East Fuel Station
 No water
 No facilities

Airport Cameras

This web camera is owned and operated by Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Aviation.

The camera is located on the East side of the airport on the North Cascade Smokejumper Base administration building 's communication tower. The camera provides four views: Northwest, West, South and Southeast.

The images displayed should indicate the direction northwest, west, south, and southeast along with a time/date stamp.

The camera operates 24 hours a day with the images updating every 15 minutes.  

To report a problem with the camera contact: Paul Wolf, 360-618-2477 or email

All information subject to use disclaimer.

Methow Valley State Airport is located in Okanogan County approximately 5 miles south of Winthrop, WA. The airport has been described as the “Crown Jewel” of the state-managed airport system and is the only state-managed airport included in the FAA’s National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS), making it eligible to receive airport development grants from the FAA Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

The Methow Valley State Airport is a public-use facility owned and operated by WSDOT Aviation. The airport has a single, asphalt surfaced runway (Runway 13-31) measuring 5,049 feet long and 75 feet wide and is equipped with standard medium intensity pilot-controlled runway lighting. Transient Aircraft parking is provided on the West side and ground access is from the Evans Road only. 

Restricted Area: Do not access the U.S. Forest Service Smokejumper East side three taxiways or access the airport from the east side Intercity Airport Road.  All vehicle access to the airport from the east side must be approved in advance.  Access to the Smokejumper base for a public tour is from the Intercity Airport Road only.  Fuel is provided by a private through-the-fence operator and can be accessed from the northern most eastside taxiway north of the Smokejumper base.

Warning note: Google Earth and FAA Chart Supplement exhibit maps are outdated.  The runway, taxiways, and aircraft parking areas have been extensively revised in 2017, however aerial mapping and charts are slow to be updated.