Tieton

Tieton State Airport Runway.

Airport Alert

Closed Oct. 20. Opening may be extended by NOTAM if Fall WX conditions allow. Check NOTAM 4S6 09/386 and contact Airport Manager.

Location

Rimrock

ID

4S6

Sponsor

WSDOT

Rules

 Camping
 No picnics
In planning stage
 No fire rings
In planning stage
 Outhouse
1 - NW corner transient parking area
 Water
Use CTAF for combination lock
 Facilities
1/2 mile to town

Available information for airport

Overlooking Rimrock Lake, on the east side of White Pass, is the beautiful Tieton Airport. In 1980, it was naturally resurfaced with six inches of ash from Mount St. Helen's. There is a large forest service campground adjacent to, and a boat launching area only a few hundred feet away. Fishing is excellent, there are many hiking trails, and the scenery is superb. Tieton is such a nice place to go that some of the flying clubs have made the airport their summer campground.

The turf runway can be rough in spots due to rutting from water runoff and vehicles tracks, however Spring maintenance by volunteers and recently added vehicle access blocks and signage helps to keep the runway in suitable condition throughout the summer. The south end of the 2,509 foot runway is right at the edge of the lake. The approach from the lake is long and clear and the runway slopes uphill to the northeast for easy deceleration. The parking area is small, but has a tie down cable. The 2,964 foot field elevation does cause some summertime density altitude problems.  There is a mountain in the approach path from the northeast, and the runway drops rapidly away to the southwest. We recommend you overfly the field to check conditions, look for obstructions and plan your approach. The field is generally open from June 1 to Oct. 1.