S81 - Indian Creek Usfs
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Indian Creek is one of the easier Idaho backcountry airports to visit. The approach to the southwest is fairly straightforward and the runway is quite long. Indian Creek sees a good amount of traffic for dropping off rafting parties (in fact, at one point it had regularly scheduled commercial flights). Camping is available on both ends of the runway. On the south end there is a campground by the river adjacent to the raft launch. However, this is down a large set of stairs. Alternatively, there is a campsite above the river to the northeast of the parking area that is easier to get to and has a better view of the river. Furthermore, there is another parking & camping area at the north end of the runway. The only amenities here are a pit toliet and water available at the guard station.
Last updated: 2023-03-07 07:13:07 UTC
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Location: Indian Creek, ID
Sectional: Great Falls
Activation date: Apr 1947
Runway 04/22: 4,650ft
Access: Open to the public
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Estabd prior to 1959.
No winter maintenance.
Be advised usfs recommends: when departing up or down stream remain in main canyon. do not attempt to climb out side canyons.
Tfc observance vcnty of pistol creek airport lctd 2.5 miles upstream.
Ry 04, 350 ft stopway.
Rwy 04 has +12 ft fence & trrn 0 ft 60 ft l; nmrs trees to 100 ft on l half of apch; +70 ft trees 600 ft on cntrln.
Ry 22 right half of apch blocked by 200 ft timbered ridge 400 ft on cntrln; +300 ft ridge 1800 ft 400 ft l.
For cd ctc salt lake artcc at 801-320-2568.
40 ft useable width, ry edge markers are 100 ft apart.
04/22 edges & thrs marked with white rocks; edge markers are 100 ft apart.
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