The Tuolumne County Airports Department manages two airports:

  • Columbia Airport provides service to Columbia and the surrounding area with multiple runways, a variety of businesses, and even a fly-in campground.
  • Pine Mountain Lake Airport services the area around Pine Mountain Lake.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Airports Department is to provide safe and efficient aviation facilities for Tuolumne County and its visitors through our commitment to quality services for all airport customers and by supporting our aviation and local communities through fiscal responsibility and professional competence in all airport activities.



The 54th Annual Father's Day Fly-In is back at the Columbia Airport, on June 18, 2022, 9 am-4 pm, and Sunday, June 19, 2022, 9 am-3:30 pm.  

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the Airport Office at 209-533-5685 or email 

Tuolumne County Airport Administration Office Hour Change: Effective July 26, 2021, the Columbia Airport office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. The office is closed on Wednesday to walk-ins, but available by phone, email, or appointment. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the Airport Office at 209-533-5685 or email

The Columbia Airport Fly-In Campground is OPEN for camping. The campground is available on a first-come-first-served-basis. No reservations for campsites are currently taken, however, pilots can check with the Administration office, 209-533-5685, in advance to find out if there is a fly-in group using the campground on any particular weekend. 

The camping fee of $10 per aircraft/campsite should be paid using the payment envelopes provided at the campground kiosk, or by calling the Administration office, 209-533-5685, M-F 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. 

If you have any questions, comments, and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Tuolumne County Airport office at 209-533-5685 at your convenience.


The Tuolumne County Airports hereby announces its fiscal year 2019 through 2021 goal of 4% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) airport construction projects, and 1% for engineering services contracts. The proposed goals and rationale are available for inspection between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at Columbia Airport, Columbia, CA, Pine Mountain Lake Airport, Groveland, CA and the Tuolumne County Administration Building, Board Clerk’s office, 2 South Green Street, Sonora, CA for 30 days from the date of this publication.

2019-2020-2021 DRAFT DBE Plan:

 Comments on the DBE goal will be accepted for 45 days from the date of this publication and can be sent to the following:

David Ruby
Junior Engineer/DBELO
Community Resources Agency
2 South Green Street
Sonora, CA 95370


Ofelia Medina
DBE & ACDBE Program Compliance Specialist
FAA Office of Civil Rights
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 92007
Los Angeles, CA 90009-2007
Physical Address: 15000 Aviation Blvd.
Lawndale, CA 90261

The Airport Advisory Committee and the Airport Land Use Commission will hold a joint meeting on July 5, 2018 at 6:00 in the Board of Supervisors Chamber located at 2 South Green St., Sonora, CA 95370.
You can view the agenda packet here:7-5-2018 AAC/ALUC Agenda Packet
Supporting documents for this meeting can be found at the links below.
Draft Airport Master Plan:
Initial Study:

The Columbia Airport Draft Master Plan/Initial Study has been posted for public comment. It can be found here: Initial Study/Columbia Airport Master Plan Draft
Comments can be submitted to:

David Gonzalvez, CBO, Environmental Coordinator
Community Resource Agency, Planning Division
48 Yaney Ave., Sonora, CA 95370
or by email at

Public comments will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Wednesday, July 25, 2018.