Santiam Junction (8S3)
Santiam Junction State Airport was constructed by the Board of Aeronautics in 1944, on U.S. Forest Service land, under a use permit. Located near the juncture of State Route 22 and U.S. Route 20 in Santiam Junction, the airport is situated near the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail in Linn County.
The airport is surrounded by recreational areas, with the Willamette National Forest and Mt. Washington Wilderness to the south and the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness to the north. Lava fields are located both west and south of the airport. The airport plays a supportive role in the current system, providing access to the surrounding recreational areas; the airport also acts as an emergency landing strip due to its remote nature. Santiam Junction State Airport is designated as a Level 4 airport.
Location: 62300 Hwy. 20, Sisters, OR 97730
Lat/Long: 44-26.07N / 121-56.54W
Remarks: Warning Airport – Recommend calling Dept. of Aviation (503)378-4880 (M-F) prior to use.