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LND Airport Pavilion

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Aircraft Camping, Garden Valley Idaho

UPDATE - March 2022

There will be a public meeting for airport users to discuss the Pavilion plans on -


Wednesday March 23rd, 6p at the LND Terminal Building

We have a short presentation planned to illustrate the current vision, and then open discussion about the project. We will bring folks up to speed on the July 2nd Fly In plans as well.


UPDATE - February 2022


We are moving forward with the pavilion/camping area project. Through various meetings with the City of Lander the new location is planned to be along the fence line between the vehicle gate and the Guardian Flight office. We are working on multiple grants for over $100,000 to make this idea a reality!

The City is planning a renovation of the Terminal Building to include showers nearby, and e-bikes for folks that fly in.


The 'Backcountry' style of flying has experienced tremendous growth in recent years and is one of the only segments of aviation that is booming. Idaho, Utah, Colorado and Montana are at the center of the backcountry flying universe in the Lower 48, with people coming from all over the world to experience it.

LAPAHOA is working to add Wyoming to that list. A camping area at the Lander Airport is the start.

LAPAHOA has proposed to build a camping area adjacent to the south west side of the transient aircraft parking ramp. Our goal is to build a bathroom/shower building attached to a covered picnic shelter with picnic tables and charcoal grill. The area surrounding the picnic shelter would be available for tents and aircraft tie down.



Below you will find links to pages and documents about other airports that have built similar amenities along with links to other organizations advocating for Backcountry Aviation.

A collection of documents and letters pertaining to building a camping area at Hunt Field. Economic Impact Reports from other airports with campgrounds, etc.

A short video from FlyOZ, describing the passion that exists for the Backcountry style of flying

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