Seaplane Base
Snake River
Lewiston, Idaho

FAA NFDC Information Effective 56-day cycle 09/14/2017 - 11/9/2017

Ops Comms Services Owner Runways IFR Procs Current NOTAMs Remarks


FAA Identifier:78U
Lat/Lng: 46.3998830556, -117.050991111
46-23-59.5790N, 117-03-03.5680W
Elevation: 735 feet Estimated
Magnetic Variation: 19E, (1985), [14E (2017)]
Sectional: SEATTLE
From City: 1nm SW of Lewiston


Use: Open to the public
Ownership: Publicly owned
Activation: 05/1976
Attended: Apr-Oct Every day 0700-DUSK (local) Nov-Mar Ireg IREG (local)
Control Tower: no
ARTCC: Seattle Center (ZSE)
FSS: Boise FSS (BOI)
NOTAMs and Weather: BOI NOTAM-D service at airport
Wind Indicator: None
Landing Fee: no


CTAF: 122.900


Airframe Repair: None
Powerplant Repair: None
Bottled Oxygen: None
Bulk Oxygen: None
Transient Storage: Tie-Down
Aircraft may Dock at Marina If Space is Available.

Based Aircraft

Total: 0

Annual Operations

For year ending: 08/19/2016
Non-local GA: 10
Total: 10


Owner: US Army Corps of Engineers
City-County Airport/Ocr Div
Walla Walla, Wa 99362
Manager: Hells Gate State Park
5100 Hells Gate Rd
Lewiston, Id 83501


Runways: N/S

Runway N/S

Length: 3000 feet
Width: 150 feet
Surface: Water
End N End S
Objects:   Powerline
Object Marking:   Marked
Objects affecting Navigable Airspace (CFR part 77): Utility runway with a visual approach Utility runway with a visual approach
Object Clearance Slope: 50:1 25:1
Object Height:   150' AGL
Object Distance:   3780' Along centerline



Additional Remarks

A30-N/S-Waterlane Length and Width Varies.
Powerlines Cross Snake River North, South, Above & Below Landing Area. Bridge Across Snake River N of Landing Area.
Landing Area Within Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport Traffic Area; Contact Lws ATCT.
No Beaching Gear or Mooring Buoys Available.
Heavy Boat Traffic in Vicinity of Seaplane Base.

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