This is a nice airport with the lake at the west end. The area gets a lot of traffic from recreational users (especially in the summer) so don't expect to be completely alone.
Here is what the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has to say about Tieton State:
"Overlooking Rimrock Lake, on the east side of White Pass, is the beautiful Tieton Airport. In 1980, it was naturally resurfaced with six inches of ash from Mount St. Helen's, and the surface is rough. There is a large Forest service campground adjacent, and a boat launching area only a few hundred feet away. Fishing is excellent, there are many hiking trails, and the scenery is superb. Tieton is such a nice place to go that some of the flying clubs have made the field their summer campground.
The west end of the 2,471 foot turf runway is right at the edge of the lake. The approach from the west is long and clear. In addition, the runway slopes uphill to the east for easy deceleration. The parking area is small, but has a tiedown cable. The 2,961 foot field elevation does cause some summertime density altitude problems. The approach from the east is difficult. There is a mountain right on the east end, the runway drops rapidly away to the west, and there are trees in the approach path. Most folks seem to prefer to ignore the wind and land uphill to the east, and depart downhill to the west. We recommend you overfly the field to check conditions, look for obstructions and plan your approach. The field is generally open from June 1st to October 1st."
I generally land east to west as long as winds allow. This is a downhill landing and the approach is more difficult as indicated above, but it does allow for the ability to go around if the need arises. The runway becomes horizontal about midway.
Lat: 46.63755138889 , Long: -121.12397888889 - WASHINGTON, USA
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