Yellowstone Airport is located at the junction of U.S. Highway 191 and Montana Highway 20, two miles north of the town of West Yellowstone and just a few miles from the western entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
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In addition to being Yellowstone National Park’s closest aviation facility, the airport is very near to the nationally recognized Big Sky and Moonlight Basin year round resorts as well as the exclusive and private Yellowstone Club. Also nearby are the famous Earthquake Lake and Hebgen Lake recreational areas and world-class fly fishing on the Gallatin and Madison Rivers.
Yellowstone Airport at West Yellowstone, Montana has one paved runway: 01/ 19 (8,400’ X 150’) with a full Instrument Landing System on Runway 01. The entire airfield is lighted for nighttime operations. WYS is non-towered with a UNICOM frequency of 123.0 and also has an AWOS IIIP for weather information with a frequency of 118.10. The AWOS telephone number is 406-646-7727.
A full-service Fixed Base Operator, Yellowstone Aviation, is located on the field and offers both general aviation and jet fueling services. T 406-646-7359 F 406-646-9789
Parking is available for $5.00 per night for single engine piston aircraft. Rates are higher for multi engine and jet aircraft according to size and weight. No temporary or overnight aircraft hangaring services are available.
Aircraft landing fees are as follows:
|GA under 9,000 lbs||Free|
|Commercial under 9,000 lbs||$5.00|
|All aircraft 9,000 - 15,500 lbs||$25.00|
|All aircraft 15,500 lbs and up||1.60/1,000 lbs MLW|
Two rental car companies and other ground transportation options are available at the airport as well as a restaurant with a delicious menu and reasonable prices. Abundant lodging and additional restaurant options can be found close by in the town of West Yellowstone (2 miles). Complimentary bicycles are provided by the airport and may be accessed by knowing your emergency frequency. Yellowstone Airport also maintains a first-class free pilots’ campground directly north of the general aviation ramp. The campground is heavily forested and has four developed campsites and room for additional rustic-style camping. Campground amenities include running water, restroom facilities, a heated shower, and stocked firewood.
Due to heavy snows, flight operations at Yellowstone Airport cease during the winter unless the flight operator receives prior written consent from airport management. For further information on possible winter-time airport flight operations, please contact the at 406-646-7631.
Yellowstone Airport offers ground lease options for potential private and commercial hangars for aviation activities. Please see Airport Information for further details or contact the at 406-646-7631.