Columbia Airport Campground

May 2021
The Columbia Airport 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 8-5pm. 

Please note the following COVID Rules: 

  • Camping is restricted to individual/family camping only.
  • Group Camping is NOT allowed.
  • Use of Common-Use areas is prohibited, including Communal Campfire and BBQ pits.
  • Bathrooms are to be used by one campsite/family at a time, with a period of 15 minutes in between each use.
  • Outdoor gatherings (not exceeding 20 people) are allowed, but face masks and social distancing are required.
  • All other campground rules are provided at the campground entrance kiosk.
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.

October 2020: Due to COVID-19, the Columbia Airport Campground is closed until further notice. Also all Pavilion Rentals have been canceled until further notice.

March 2020: Due to the stay-at-home and social distancing orders caused by COVID-19, the Campground is closed and all Pavilion Rentals have been canceled until further notice.

Fly-In Campground
Columbia Airport offers a wonderful campground which is a popular destination for aircraft organizations to hold annual fly-ins for their members and guests. Click here for a schedule of upcoming events. You can pitch your tent in one of 20 campsites that include picnic tables and barbecues, or you can camp right under the wing of your airplane. The Columbia Airport campsite is one of the best deals for camping anywhere with a modest fee of only $10 per night per aircraft which includes your overnight tie-down fee. The campground features flush toilets and hot showers in addition to fire rings, horse shoe pits and a volleyball court.

The campground pavilion features a full kitchen and dining hall and is available for your next group fly-in or special event for only $75/day. Please contact the Columbia Airport Office for availability, details and reservations. (209) 533-5685

While visiting Columbia Airport, you can walk into the historic town of Columbia and experience life as it was during the Gold Rush days at Columbia State Park. There is a trail that starts behind the airport terminal building and ends at Parrotts Ferry Road which can be followed into Columbia. The total distance is less than a mile. Columbia offers several eating establishments, hotels, and entertainment. Visit the Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau or the Columbia Chamber of Commerce for more information on Columbia.