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Smiley Creek 15th Annual Fly-in 2022

June 23 - June 26

Smiley Creek flightline. Photo: Dave Hulse

The annual fly-in for GAOA members in Smiley Creek, Idaho.

See this topic in the forum.

The Airport

Smiley Creek airport, U87. Elevation 7200 ft., 4900 ft. length. Well maintained grass strip operated by the Idaho Dept. of Aviation.


There is a well maintained camp facility at the airport with several improved camp sites, and restrooms with showers. Most people prefer to pitch tents under the wing of their aircraft.

Smiley Creek Lodge

The lodge is within walking distance of the airport with a breakfast/lunch/dinner restaurant and convenience store. Their web site is smileycreeklodge.com.

Check out the videos of the surrounding area and landing and camping at Smiley Creek airport and the webcams:

Airplane camping at Smiley Creek
Landing at Smiley Creek Airstrip
Smiley Creek airport web cam
Stanley Idaho web cam

Read Arlo Reeves’ report from the 2017 fly-in.

Smiley Creek 2017. Photo: Jim Trudeau.
Redfish lake from the air
Redfish Lake, so named because of the once abundant Sockeye salmon run. Photo: Alan Negrin.
The smiling crowd at this year's Smiley Creek Glastar/Sportsman Fly-In. Join us next year for the 10th Annual! Photo: Ann Walker
The smiling crowd at the 2016 Smiley Creek Fly-In. Join us in 2017 for the 10th Annual! Photo: Ann Walker


June 23
June 26
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John Lake


Smiley Creek Airport and Lodge
16546 N Highway 75
Sawtooth City, ID 83340 United States
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  1. I would like to show up for this event. Do I need to notify anyone or pay a fee?
    Brent Gammon 650 773 4846 gammon25@yahoo,com
    I own a Sportsman (2019 TWTT) but will be flying my Kitfox 4 because I will also attend the
    Kitfox Fly-in at Homedale the same weekend. Clearly Idaho must be airplane heaven.