Alkali Lake State Airport

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Alkali Lake State Airport
Alkali Lake State Airport - OR - 1994 - USGS.jpg
1994 USGS airphoto
Airport type Public
Operator Oregon Department of Aviation
Location Lake County, near Wagontire, Oregon
Elevation AMSL 4,312 ft / 1,314.3 m
Coordinates 43°05′14.5420″N 119°58′33.86″W / 43.087372778°N 119.9760722°W / 43.087372778; -119.9760722
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 6,100 1,859 Gravel

Alkali Lake State Airport (FAA LID: R03), is a public airport located eight miles (12.9 km) northeast of Alkali Lake in Lake County, Oregon, United States.


The Alkali Lake State Airport was originally constructed in the early 1940s by the Oregon State Highway Department for the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads. The permit from the Bureau of Land Management for use of the land was transferred from Oregon State Highway Department to Oregon State Board of Aeronautics in 1956.

The location of Alkali Lake State Airport is important to the State's airport system from a geographic coverage and access standpoint. The airport is located west of U.S. Route 395 in south central Oregon; approximately 65 miles north of the Lake County Airport and 40 miles east of the Christmas Valley Airport. The airport's role in the system is primarily one of providing access to a remote, sparsely populated area. Alkali Lake State Airport is categorized as a level 5, non-NPIAS airport.

There is no lodging near Alkali Lake State Airport; however airport camping is permitted. Campers are asked to remember that Alkali Lake is located in the dry Oregon high desert and to use care when staying at this location.[1]


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

  1. ^ Alkali Lake (R03).

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