Columbia Gorge Regional Airport

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Columbia Gorge Regional Airport
The Dalles Municipal Airport
The Dalles Municipal Airport in Dallesport Washington.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner City of The Dalles, Oregon & Klickitat County, Washington
Serves The Dalles, Oregon
Location Dallesport, Washington
Elevation AMSL 247 ft / 75 m
Coordinates 45°37′07″N 121°10′02″W / 45.61861°N 121.16722°W / 45.61861; -121.16722Coordinates: 45°37′07″N 121°10′02″W / 45.61861°N 121.16722°W / 45.61861; -121.16722
DLS is located in Washington (state)
Location in Washington, near Oregon border
Direction Length Surface
ft m
7/25 4,647 1,416 Asphalt
12/30 5,097 1,554 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 16,282
Based aircraft 58

Columbia Gorge Regional Airport (IATA: DLSICAO: KDLSFAA LID: DLS) (The Dalles Municipal Airport) is in Klickitat County, Washington, near Dallesport, Washington and two miles northeast of The Dalles, Oregon.[1]The airport is jointly owned by the city of The Dalles and Klickitat County.[1] It is on the Columbia River near the east end of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]


During the Great Depression the city was granted $12,000 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), but that was revoked in 1935 when the WPA learned the city only leased the airport.[3]

Until 1955 United Airlines DC-3s stopped there.


The airport covers 997 acres (403 ha) at an elevation of 247 feet (75 m). It has two asphalt runways: 12/30 is 5,097 by 100 feet (1,554 x 30 m) and 7/25 is 4,647 by 100 feet (1,416 x 30 m).[1]

In the year ending September 8, 2010 the airport had 16,282 aircraft operations, average 44 per day: 84% general aviation, 11% air taxi, and 5% military. 58 aircraft were then based at this airport: 98% single-engine and 2% helicopter.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for DLS (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ "$12,000 Airport Grant For Dalles Rescinded". The Oregonian. Associated Press. December 7, 1935. p. 8. 

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