Fall River Mills Airport

The Fall River Mills airport is located at an elevation of 3,323 feet in the Fall river Valley, 70 miles northeast of Redding, California.  

A fantastic aerial view of the Fall River Mills Airport


The airport was originally built in the 1940’s as a location to train pilots for action in World War II. Over the years, the airport has been maintained and upgraded largely due to funding provided from the State of California Aeronautics Program and the Federal Aviation Administration. Today the airport has nine permanent T-hangers, five portable hangers and 30 tie-downs. The airport is equipped with runway lights which are designed to be turned on at night by the pilots as they approach the airport. There is also an AWOS II to assist pilots in receiving accurate and up-to-date weather information.

Fall River Mills Airport Area Services and Information


No fuel is available.


5000 foot runway with 30,000lb weight bearing capacity, but there are unimproved areas (old apron and a northern taxiway connector) with a 12,500lb capacity. Pilots fly and land at their own risk.


Single engine - $4; Twin engine - $5

Hangar Leases:

Hangars are leased to individuals at $250 a month. The County currently maintains a waiting list. If you are interested in leasing a hangar, contact the Airport Manager at (530) 225-5661 to place your name on the list ($100 deposit required).        

Parking at the Airport:

Parking is available at the airport for a fee of $100 per year.

AWOS Line:

The AWOS assists pilots in providing up-to-date weather conditions. Call (530) 336-6788 for information.


There may be airport closures during winter months due to snow on the runway.
For current airport conditions and closures contact Flight Service Stations at 1-800-WX-BRIEF (1-800-992-7433). Further Information about the airport may be obtained by contacting the Airport Manager, at the Shasta County Department of Public Works, at (530) 225-5661.

Sheriff’s Flying Posse:

The Sheriff’s Flying Posse assists with search and rescue missions. The airport pilots’ lounge is their home base. Their activities during the year benefit the airport and local community.