Alkali Lake (R03)
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.
Location: 52148 Highway 395, Lakeview, OR 97630
Lat/Long: 43-05.24N / 119-58.56W
Remarks: 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.