Cowboys may not first come to mind when one thinks of eastern Maine, just a few miles from the Saint Croix River, Maine’s border with New Brunswick.

RAF Maine Liaison Andy Rowe identified Cowboy’s Air Ranch Airport, (84ME) in Forest Township near the village of Brookton, ME as a desirable recreational airfield. He received an RAF grant to extend the 2,100-foot long turf airfield an additional 1,300-1,500 feet to make it more accessible to GA pilots. The airfield will be lengthened and smoothed out in summer of 2021.

Cowboy’s Air Ranch Airport is in Washington County, called ”Sunrise County,” because as the easternmost point in the contiguous United States, the sun first rises here on the “Lower 48.” 

This airfield is privately owned, and permission is required prior to landing. Call Kenneth Winlarski at 207-538-7583. The airfield will also be closed for a logging operation for the next few weeks.

Submitted on August 31, 2020; updated Sept 2, 2020


  1. Chip D. on September 2, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Can you overnight camp.

    • ewhite on September 3, 2020 at 8:19 am

      Hi Chip,

      Thanks for reaching out; Maine Liaison Andy Rowe is happy to answer your questions regarding camping. He can be reached at 207-837-9155. Thanks! – Erin White, RAF Volunteer Coordinator

      • Raymond “Chip” Dupuis on September 4, 2020 at 3:22 pm

        Thanks Erin, maybe looking for a fall over night camping trip with a destination. Chip

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