About the Airport


The Nevada County Airport plays a vital role in the economic and recreational health of Nevada County. Our airport will continue to be an important component of Nevada County's transportation infrastructure for many years to come.

Unicom 122.725
AWOS 121.325

Runways 25 & 7

4350 X 75 left traffic, both runways.
Calm wind, recommended take-off from runway 25; caution--downhill slope.
Rising terrain to the east on departure from runway 7.

Night Operations

Land runway 7
Takeoff runway 25


Fuel available 24 hours from self-service island--100LL only. 
Truck service available for Jet A and 100LL at the terminal or at the aircraft refueling cell phone 530-648-6077
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (non-fire season) 8:00 AM – Sunset (fire season)


Airport Open 24/7 365 days a year

Terminal Building Hours

Fire Season 
8 am. to 30 minutes prior to sunset.
Non-fire Season 
8 am. to 5 pm.

Terminal Building Closed 
Thanksgiving Day, and the day following Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day


Caution, Fire-fighting aircraft operating April to November.


View our 7-minute Airport Informational Video

View our 2 1/2 minute public service announcement video

 Informational Sheet 

Download our Airport Information Sheet (PDF), a single page with a layout diagram, runway data, local services and much more.


The airport is home to many types of aircraft including home-built, commercial charter, ultralight, and private. Additionally, the airport is home to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and US Forest Service Grass Valley Air Attack Base.


The Golden Empire Flying Association and the local Experimental Aircraft Association #1175 are among the many groups of aviation enthusiasts who utilize the airport.