The Board of Aeronautics built Wasco State Airport in 1960 on donated land. In 1988, federal funding was used to construct a new, relocated and expanded runway at the airport. The airport is located north of U.S. Route 97, approximately one mile east of the community of Wasco in Sherman County.
Wasco State Airport is located near the Deschutes River and the Deschutes River National Recreation Lands, and is approximately 10 miles south of the Columbia River. There are numerous canyons throughout the area. The airport plays a supportive role in the current system, providing geographic coverage and access to the State's airport system. The airport also serves as a base for agricultural spraying operations. The Wasco area is sparsely populated and is somewhat remote in terms of location. Wasco State Airport is designated as a Level 4 NPIAS airport.
Location: 1009 Scott Street, Wasco, OR 97065
Lat/Long: 45-35.37N / 120-40.45W
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13 Clark Street 91558 Biggs-Rufus Hwy.
Wasco, OR 97065 Wasco, OR 97065
91581 Biggs-Rufus Hwy. 91484 Biggs-Rufus Hwy. 91495 Old US Hwy. 30
Rufus, OR 97050 Biggs Junction, OR 97065 Wasco, OR 97065
(541)739-2596 (541)739-2501 (541)739-2525
Remarks: Airport camping is permitted. Columbia River 10 miles north. Windsurfing, hiking, biking, fishing, boating, Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and Beavercreek Wilderness.