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DRW

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Re: Airplane Camping Destinations
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2012, 05:52:16 AM »
If I remember, I think the "showers" are outdoor fixtures attached to a hangar.
Actually that shower is inop.- it is controlled by that hangar owner. Since the water is pumped from the lake, sometimes it gets a little muddy, no showers for public use- fresh drinking water is available in the pilot lounge out of the dispenser.
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Re: Airplane Camping Destinations
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2012, 08:49:03 AM »
  Someone oughta buy one of those galvanized watering pots and leave it at the camping area next to the lake-- fill her up and set it in the hot eastern WA sun & after a while you'll have enough for a (quick!) shower.

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Re: Airplane Camping Destinations
« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2012, 08:58:53 PM »
I like St. Maries idaho.Cheap fuel, 2 courtesy cars, pilot lounge and a nice little town. Beautiful area, i just throw my tent under the wing and nobody has ever said a word. Be careful for wildlife on the runway.When i was there last month there was a moose trotting parrallel 
the runway while i was loading the plane in the morning to leave.

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Re: Airplane Camping Destinations
« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2012, 10:49:52 PM »


I camped at the Electic City airport on the way back from Renton to Spokane in May. The former airport manager (his plane pictured) said this looks like a snake minimum year.  He has not seen any - but that was May.  Beautiful scenery all around.  Take the courtesy car to Steamboat Rock State Park (9 mile drive?) for excellent hiking.

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Re: Airplane Camping Destinations
« Reply #34 on: August 08, 2012, 09:19:13 AM »
If anyone goes into Teiton, or has recently (this summer), would really appreciate a Pirep on conditions (posted here), hope to go this year but not sure when.  Thanks.   dave

I went in there Friday afternoon with no problems.  It was around 80 degrees or so and I was about 200 lbs under gross.  Lawn was mowed and the overall condition of the strip was good.  Landing uphill and taking off downhill helps a lot too.  Piece of cake....

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Re: Airplane Camping Destinations
« Reply #35 on: August 12, 2012, 10:54:46 PM »
Florence Oregon.  They have a loaner car and you can camp at woahink park or one of the other places there.  Rent four wheeler and go on the dunes, sea lion caves, ect...   They do not have camping on the field.

Do they still have the loaner? Last time I went there I don't remember why, but remember not being able to use it.
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Re: Airplane Camping Destinations
« Reply #36 on: August 13, 2012, 06:25:32 AM »
Went into Tieton Sat. and camped overnite.  Strip is in very good shape, easy to get in and out of- you can come in over Rimrock lake and take off over the lake- alot of room to circle and climb if necessary. Bro did it in his C-150 without any concern. See Pilawts post of video here (http://www.pacificnorthwestflying.com/index.php?topic=9533.15)  Excellent camp area (bring your own water), very busy on weekends w/locals boating, camping, and just driving thru.


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Re: Airplane Camping Destinations
« Reply #37 on: August 13, 2012, 08:25:58 AM »
I spent the weekend at the WPA Stewert Island cabin.  Strip was in good shape with easy approaches over the water on both ends.  A few people around but overall a peacefull place.  I donated a couple crab pots and a rubber raft for those who want to try that.  And Friday Harbor is just a 5 minute hop away if you need any supplies.  This place is defiantly at the top of my list now for camping destinations.

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Re: Airplane Camping Destinations
« Reply #38 on: August 13, 2012, 09:40:45 AM »
Here's another photo of Tieton (4S6), 8/11/2012:

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Re: Airplane Camping Destinations
« Reply #39 on: October 11, 2017, 08:17:08 PM »
Check out this series of posts about flying and camping in British Columbia:

https://janinecrossblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/07/flying-airport-camping-in-the-interior-of-bc-day-1/

Covers a half dozen airports all around British Columbia
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