3U2 - Johnson Creek
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Johnson creek is the premier backcountry airport in Idaho. The runway is extremely well maintained and all amenties for camping are provided including numerous campsites, firepits, firewood, showers, fresh water, WiFi access, and a refrigerator. During the summer two caretakers are present to maintain the facilities. Bringing a few dollars to leave in the donation box is much appreciated as well. The town of Yellow Pine is a short drive to the north. Often shuttles run into town and back. For the price of a short hike, a hot springs bathtub is accessible from the airport. The trail starts at midfield on the west side across from the maintenance shed (see photos for the sign). Follow it to the south and then about 400 vertical feet up the mountain. Be mindful while hiking along the trail as it crosses private property. Please review the operating proceedures document before arriving. Takeoffs to the south are strongly discouraged for noise abatement of the house there (the owners of the airport's land).
Last updated: 2023-05-05 06:34:15 UTC
On the east side of the runway numerous campsites are available. Camping is available on the west side as well. The north end tends to be a bit more quiet than the central / south end.
Last updated: 2023-03-07 07:03:14 UTC
Landing & Tie-down Fees
Crew Car Availability
WiFi is available at the shelter building at midfield.
Last updated: 2023-03-07 04:40:47 UTC
Location: Yellow Pine, ID
Sectional: Great Falls
Activation date: Nov 1959
Runway 17/35: 3,400ft
Access: Open to the public
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Allowed with restrictions/permission
Private to everyone
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Estab prior to oct 1959.
Addnl 250 ft of length avbl for tkof on ry 35 end.
No winter maintenance.
Numerous +60' trees adjacent to each side of ry.
Be alert for sprinklers on ry.
Recommend land rwy 17; tkof rwy 35 when wind conditions allow.
Big game animals on & invof airport.
Special considerations should be given to density altitude, turbulence, and mountain flying proficiency.
For cd ctc salt lake artcc at 801-320-2568.
Trrn ctn - 1500 ft rdg at 4000 ft, 400 ft r (n of rwy 17).
1/2 segmented circle.
Caretaker in attendance durg summer months.
900 ft ridge 4000 ft on cntrln; 4 ft fence 115 ft on cntrln + 30-60 ft trees 600 ft on cntrln.
Has +110 ft house, trnn, & trees 500 ft on cntrln; 50 ft trees 300 ft on cntrln.
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