Fly The Backcountry Right Here In Arkansas!
All pilots and aircraft are welcome at Byrd’s. Located on the wild and scenic Mulberry River in Arkansas, Byrd’s Adventure Center features two grass runways on 800 private acres surrounded by the Ozark National Forest. Our primary 1900′ airstrip is suitable for many single-engine airplanes, while our secondary 1000′ strip is open to ultralight aircraft such as powered parachutes and trikes. Pilots are encouraged to monitor channel 122.8.
Restaurant dining is available from March-December at our new Riverfront Restaurant (open weekly Friday-Sunday). Bring gear for non-flying activities along the Mulberry River including fishing, canoeing, trail hikes, and campfire cookouts. Snacks, drinks, ice and handmade sandwiches are available year-round at Byrd’s on-site store. Aviation fuel is available at the Ozark (7M5) and Clarksville (H35) municipal airports. Ethanol-free fuel for Light Sport Aircraft is available locally at Turner Bend and the Oark General Store. A courtesy vehicle can be arranged. Call us at 479-667-4066 or 479-667-4199.
Flying at Byrd’s Adventure Center is free! RV camping with hookups is $10 per person per night. Primitive camping is $7 per person per night with access to our large heated shower house. Cabins are available on site (call 479-667-4066 for reservations). In addition to wingtip camping and fishing, Byrd’s hosts fly-ins every spring and fall. Please check our calendar for upcoming fly-ins and events.
Byrd’s Grass Airstrip – Details and Flying Tips
Fly at your own risk. In accordance with the Arkansas Recreational Use Statute, no fees are associated with the use of this airstrip. Insurance is not provided by the landowner. The Landowner is not responsible for accidents.
Fly light. Do not overload your aircraft. Extra power will be necessary to clear terrain. For example, a Cessna 172 or Cherokee 140 (or similar aircraft) will likely be under-powered with more than 2 people aboard.
Fly smart. The FAA recommends landing to the west and departing to the east (conditions permitting). Watch for other aircraft in the vicinity. Be advised that gusty conditions, especially from the northwest, north, or northeast, can create strong turbulence along the runway. Mountain flying experience is recommended. For accurate wind expectations, check conditions at surrounding airports including Siloam Springs and Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Latitude 35 40′ 37″ N
Longitude 93 43′ 59″ W
Elevation: 800 MSL
Turf Surface (uneven in places)
1,900′ Long + a 600′ rough-cut extension (2,500′ total)
1,000′ Unobstructed approach on east side
Trees on west side
300′ Unobstructed Width
No Tie-Down Fees
No Fuel. Fuel available nearby at Ozark (7M5) and Clarksville (H35) municipal airports
For additional information contact us at: 479-667-4066 or 479-667-4199