Stateline in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Sky Harbor Airport and Casino
Landing on a Wing & a Prayer
After Sky Harbor Airport closed, Lake Tahoe was without an airport until 1958.
"The airport was so poorly engineered that you either took off safely or splashed in the Lake." - anonymous
Erected by US Forest Service.
Location. 38° 58.579′ N, 119° 56.565′ W. Marker is in Stateline, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Kahle Road and Route 50. Touch for map. This marker is located on the Lam Watah Historic Trail. The trailhead and parking lot are on Kahle Road, just off of US 50. The marker is perhaps half a mile in, ~10-12 minutes walk over level ground, just through the first grove of trees when walking towards the lake. Marker is in this post office area: Stateline NV 89449, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the Friday’s Added Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Pony Express (approx. 1.1 miles away); Carson Valley (approx. 3.6 miles away); Genoa Church (approx. 5˝ miles away); Old Genoa Bar (approx. 5˝ miles away); Douglas Lodge #12, F& AM (approx. 5˝ miles away); Originally – The Raycraft Dance Hall (approx. 5˝ miles away); Nevada’s First Newspaper (approx. 5˝ miles away).
Also see . . . Abandoned & Little Known Airports: Northwestern Nevada. Reviews a number of small or disappeared airports, including this one (scroll down a bit for pictures of Sky Harbor). (Submitted on December 28, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.