Pine Mountain Lake Airport

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Pine Mountain Lake Airport
Pine Mountain Lake Airport.jpg
Airport typeTuolumne County
OperatorGroveland, California
Elevation AMSL2,930 ft / 893.1 m
Coordinates37°51′42″N 120°10′40″W / 37.86167°N 120.17778°W / 37.86167; -120.17778
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9/27 3,625 1,105 Asphalt

Pine Mountain Lake Airport (FAA LID: E45), formerly Q68, is a public airport located three miles (4.8 km) northeast of Groveland, serving Tuolumne County, California, United States. It is used mostly for general aviation, and has public access. The airport is part of the Pine Mountain Lake community.


Pine Mountain Lake Airport covers 52 acres and has one runway:

  • Runway 9/27: 3,625 x 50 ft (1,105 x 15 m), surface: asphalt
  • Fuel - 24-hour self-service
  • Parking tie-downs
  • Air-frame service
  • Power-plant service

Cautions to pilots: "Be alert, deer on and in vicinity of airport especially Nov.-Apr."


Past airline service[edit]

The Pine Mountain Lake Airport was served during the late 1970s and early 1980s by Yosemite Airlines, a commuter air carrier based in Columbia, CA which operated small Cessna prop aircraft with scheduled passenger flights between the airport and San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Sacramento International Airport (SMF).[1][2] The airport was listed in the Official Airline Guide (OAG) as "Yosemite National Park" although Yosemite Valley in the national park is located approximately 46 miles east of the airfield via California State Route 120.[3]


  1. ^, Jan. 24, 1977 & Dec. 11, 1979 Yosemite Airlines timetables
  2. ^, April 1, 1981 Yosemite Airlines route map
  3. ^, Nov. 15, 1979 Official Airline Guide (OAG), San Francisco flight schedules

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