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Smiley Creek 16th Annual Fly-in 2023

June 22, 2023 - June 25, 2023

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

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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 22, 2023
June 25, 2023
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Michael Cancienne
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Smiley Creek Airport and Lodge
16546 N Highway 75
Sawtooth City, ID 83340 United States
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