Woodland

Woodland State Airport runway.

Airport Alert

Open year-round. Paved runway. No snow removal in winter. If it snows, it’s closed. Grass may be long in all adjacent areas including north end transient parking area. Watch for rough areas off all paved surfaces. Runway lights photocell operated dusk to dawn and can be obscured by tall grass. Northwest corner transient aircraft parking area may be obscured by grass as well and tiedowns are primitive with possible drop off holes. Recommend parking next to tiedown areas and pushing aircraft back into parking spaces. Grass area adjacent to runway 14/32 extremely rough due to mole activity.

Location

Woodland

ID

W27

Sponsor

WSDOT

Rules

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

Midway between Kelso and Vancouver is an excellent example of a state airport turning into a community airport. Woodland's value is extremely hard to place, but must be considered high. In the last decade Woodland has gone from a little dirt and grass track, to a lighted, paved 1,953 foot asphalt strip. There are fine restaurants and motels within walking distance, and other city functions. The Lewis River runs along the east edge of the field and steelhead fishing common. Swimming is not recommended due to unexpected water level fluxuations and resulting current from the upstream dam.  Interstate 5 runs along the west edge and ground transportation is easy to find.

The airport is open year around, except for times when the river level exceeds the field elevation. There are obstructing trees along the banks of the river to the east, and the Interstate and sign bridge is significantly higher than the airport on the west. The approach from the north contains powerlines, and the city sewer plant. The approach from the south has trees and a bridge. One caution: When there are strong winds from the east, the turbulence can be severe, and landing impossible. Overflight to check field conditions is recommended.