Beaver Marsh State Airport 2S2 Airway Beacon - Beaver Marsh, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 43° 07.999 W 121° 48.294
10T E 597200 N 4776313
Quick Description: An original airway beacon still stands near the Beaver Marsh State Airport, a privately-owned dirt airstrip.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 4/23/2018 5:48:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMY55C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 6

Long Description:
A surprise discovery was made when traveling Hwy 97, I noticed this airway beacon and stopped to take a few photos. This beacon is part of the Beaver Marsh State Airport although it is actually privately owned. The airport is nothing more than a dirt landing strip. The AirNav.com website (link below) has this description of the airstrip:

Dimensions: 4500 x 60 ft. / 1372 x 18 m
25 FT RY WIDTH USBL IN CENTER.
Surface: dirt, in fair condition
RUNWAY IS BECOMING OVERGROWN WITH 2-4 FT PINE TREES.
RUNWAY 18/36 DIRT SFC LOOSE & POWDERY, CREATES CLOUDS OF DUST; LOOSE
2-5" ROCKS ON SFC, ROUGH. NUMEROUS PATCHES OF 1 FT BRUSH ON RUNWAYY.

In other words, you're taking your chances if you try to land here with a small private plane. The beacon looks to be non-functional although it was nice to see the light display still attached at the top. A neat piece of history still standing here!

*NOTE* It is easy to drive up close to this beacon off the highway. Just be observant and respectful of the property owner next door.

Reference: [Web Link]

NavAid Type: Visual

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