The State Highway Department constructed Rome State Airport for the Department of Defense and then transferred the airport to the Board of Aeronautics in 1957. The airport is located in southeast Oregon, west of U.S. Route 95 (Idaho-Oregon-Nevada Highway). There is no town associated with the location of the airport. It lies approximately 100 miles south of Bums Municipal Airport and 40 miles north of McDermitt State Airport
The location of Rome State Airport is important to the State's airport system from a geographic coverage and access standpoint. The airport provides an additional access point to the State's airport system in an area that is remote and sparsely populated. Rome State Airport is categorized as a Level 5 non-critical airport.
Location: 3609 Hwy. 95 West, Jordan Valley, OR 97918
Lat/Long: 42-34.66N / 117-53.13W
Food: Rome’s Station
3605 Hwy. 95 West
Rome, OR 97910
Lodging: Sahara Motel Basque Station Motel
607 Main Street 801 Main Street
Jordan Valley, OR 97910 Jordan Valley, OR 97910
Remarks: Airport camping is permitted. High desert area.