A long runway and some of the best fishing in the state make the jet charter airport in Saratoga, Wyoming an excellent choice for charter travelers.
The long runway may not immediately interest you, but it is an important factor in your charter aircraft choices. Simply put, the longer the runway, the bigger the aircraft capable of landing there. Shively Field boasts an 8,800-foot runway, which is remarkable for a community of just 1,700 people! You could charter a luxurious 8-seat heavy jet for a fishing expedition, confident that it can access Shively Field.
Blue-ribbon fishing is one of many reasons to visit Saratoga, Wyoming. With a playful exaggeration, the town motto is, “Where The Trout Leap in Main Street.” Surrounded by the stunning Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain ranges, the Platte River Valley is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.
In the summer, nearby Saratoga Hot Springs and Spa Resort offers UTV rentals, golf retreats, or fishing, hiking and horseback expeditions. Winter visitors can experience snowmobile tours and old school ice fishing. Or just unwind with a spa treatment or a visit to the Snowy Mountain Brew Pub. Be as rugged or as relaxed as you want.
The state capital, Cheyenne, is just over two hours away by ground transportation, or a mere 45-minute hop by charter air taxi. Either way, it’s easy to do business in Cheyenne, then take the weekend off for some fishing in Saratoga.