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​Joseph State Airport

Joseph (4S3)

Joseph State Airport was built in 1965 on land donated by the city and funding provided by the Board of Aeronautics and the FAA.  The airport is located west of State Route 82, approximately one mile west of the community of Joseph.  Joseph is west of the Wallowa National Forest boundary and approximately six miles south of the community of Enterprise. 

Joseph State Airport and Enterprise Municipal Airport are located approximately six miles apart.  Previous elements of OCASP have identified the need for a larger general aviation facility to accommodate the aviation demand in the area.  The 1990 NPIAS list shows a new airport at Enterprise, though neither of the existing airports are included in the NPIAS.  Due to site restrictions at Enterprise Municipal Airport, it was determined that an improved, longer runway should be constructed at Joseph State Airport.  The airport currently has limited business jet activity, but would be able to accommodate the majority of business jet aircraft with its proposed 5,500-foot long runway.  With development of an adequate runway length and additional landside facilities, Joseph State Airport will be capable of supporting economic growth for both communities, as well as providing better access to the State's airport system.  The airport is categorized as a Level 3 airport because of its significance to the local area.



Location: 83309 Airport Lane, Joseph, OR 97846
Lat/Long: 45-21.43N / 117-15.19W
CTAF: 122.8
Elevation: 4,122'
Lighting: MIRL
Runway: 15/33
Length: 5,200'
Width: 60'
Surface: Asphalt
Fuel: 24-HR Cardlock
Food:            Embers Brew House            Heavenly’s Famous Burgers            Range Rider Saloon
                   204 N. Main Street             500 W. North Street                     107 NW 1st Street
                   Joseph, OR 97846               Enterprise, OR 97828                    Enterprise, OR 97828
                   (541)432-2739                   (541)426-4195                            (541)426-2337
Lodging:        Poderosa Motel                 Wilderness Inn                             East Street Cottages
                   102 E. Greenwood St.         301 W. North Street                     001 East Street
                   Enterprise, OR 97828          Enterprise, OR 97828                    Joseph, OR 97846
                   (541)426-3186                  (541)426-4535                            (541)432-4949


Remarks: Phone/restrooms/shower/bedrooms (fee) in trailer.  Fishing, hunting, horseback riding, boating, rodeo, gondola ride up Mt. Howard, Joseph Fly-in & Blues Concert (August), art galleries and Wallowa Lake State Park.