This site is to provide updates and information on the Idaho Aviation Foundation's (IAF) efforts to rebuild Big Creek Lodge in central Idaho. The lodge was originally built in the 1930's and has a tremendous backcountry pilot and outdoor enthusiast following. Sadly, the lodge burned to the ground in October 2008. However, a happy future is in store for the old site, and we expect a new Lodge in 2015! Whether you will become a volunteer, donor or even a reader and contributor of Big Creek lore, we'd love you to be a part of the success story.
We have raised $85,000 since announcing the project this winter!
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The Big Creek Lodge and Resort will be operated for public service within the authority of a Special Use Permit in partnership with the Payette National Forest.
June Events Tremendously Successful at Big Creek! Do yourself a favor and hit "MORE" now to read the full scoop... June 19, 2013. June has been a big month at Big Creek! On June 1-2, about 30 volunteers showed up at the Big Creek Lodge site and pitched in to start transforming the site from suffering 5 years of disuse to being... read more »
May 19, 2013. Rebuild Big Creek project had a very successful showing at the Idaho Aviation Expo held May 17-18 at Idaho Falls in the AeroMark hangar. IAF accomplished 3 major things at the show: Unveiled the new logo, which pays hommage to the old logo with water, trees and a small aircraft, but adds Goat Mountain in the background--which is also an icon... read more »