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.
In 2013, our fund raising efforts have brought us within $175,000 of the building goal. We need $600,000 for the building, and will raise funds beyond that for ongoing operations.
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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.
In 2013, many Big Creek enthusiasts requested that we sell shirts with the Big Creek Lodge logo. Although we won't be 'selling' shirts, IAF listened, and developed several shirt options as a thank you gift for donors at the $130+ level. These great shirts are not for sale--they are strictly appreciation gifts, and even say "Making it Happen" under the... read more »
Feb 23, 2014: If you enjoy nostalgia and would like a street-legal fun machine, the 1945 Willys MB Military Jeep raffle may be for you. We are selling limited raffle tickets for this great vehicle. It was delivered to the military on January 16, 1945. More recently, it served Big Creek Lodge patrons for several summers. Bruce Parker kindly donated... read more »