Lake Wenatchee State Airport
|Lake Wenatchee State Airport|
|Owner||WSDOT Aviation Division|
|Elevation AMSL||1,939 ft / 591 m|
Lake Wenatchee State Airport (FAA LID: 27W) is a public use airport located 14 nautical miles (26 km) northwest of the central business district of Leavenworth, a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. It is owned by the Washington State DOT Aviation Division.
The airport is located next to Lake Wenatchee State Park with 197 well prepared campsites. Outdoor toilets and space for camping are also available on the airport. Fishing, water recreation, and hiking are available at the nearby lakes.
Facilities and aircraft
Lake Wenatchee State Airport covers an area of 35 acres (14 ha). The 2,473-foot (754 m) turf runway has a 100-foot (30 m) wide center strip outlined with reflectors. Field elevation is 1,939 feet (591 m) above mean sea level and some density altitude problems can be anticipated on hot summer days.
The runway surface is somewhat rough and animals are very common. A local winter recreation club does much of the maintenance, and work crews and equipment are common. Trees surround the airport, and there are trees in both approaches close in. The airport is generally open from June 1 to October 1.