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What's New!

The public comment period for the Big Lake Airport Master Plan's final report began on December 15, 2020 and as been extended to January 25, 2021.

The Final Master Plan Document can be found here. Information on how to submit comments is located here.


The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is preparing the Big Lake Airport Master Plan, with the help of DOWL, an airport planning firm. The Master Plan will map out a 20 year plan for airport development.

Some critical questions to be addressed in the plan include:

  • What are the short and long term needs for Big Lake Airport with regard to:
    • Airport maintenance
    • Lease areas
    • Tie downs
    • FAA safety standards such as safe approaches, safety areas, and object free areas
    • On and off-airport land uses
    • Vehicle, pedestrian, and floatplane access
  • Should large changes be made to Big Lake Airport with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant funds or should only minor changes be made without FAA funds? FAA grant funds come with many extra requirements called grant assurances.

Big Lake Airport

Airport users, neighbors and other stakeholders are invited to participate in the planning process. Future notices about the Big Lake Airport Master Plan Update will be by email. Please sign up for the email list on the right.