The airport lies within Wolf Run State Park, southeast of Columbus. It has a primitive restroom, drinking water, picnic tables, and campground on the shore of Wolf Run Lake, just a short woodsy trail from the tie-down area, according to RAF officials.
“It’s the only fly-in campground on a lake in central Ohio,” RAF Ohio Liaison Christine Mortine said, “and it is in need of multiple improvements.”
The main state campground is across the lake.
“The portion of the campground on the airport side is beautifully private,” she reports. “This awesome place is definitely worth preserving and maintaining.”
She was recently awarded an RAF grant to begin improvements to the airfield.
Two equipment carts to haul camping gear to the campground will be provided, and a RAF fire ring will be added to the two existing fire rings.
Other projects include improving picnic tables, building a firewood shed, adding a small wooden dock, adding up to three wooden tent platforms closer to the lake, replacing or improving the outhouse, and the addition of a courtesy car.
A planning meeting was held at the airport in March, with representatives from Ohio State Parks, Noble County Commissioners, Noble County Airport, community volunteers, and the RAF.
“This will serve as the first RAF collaboration with the Ohio State Parks system,” Mortine said.
She has two other Ohio sites in mind for which she hopes this will be a “boilerplate example of success.”
“This is a great entry for the RAF to demonstrate, lead, and promote our goals and mission,” Mortine said.