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 Winiarski 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

    • Ken "Cowboy" Winiarski on September 29, 2020 at 1:03 pm

      Howdy Chip D,….

      I am the owner of Cowboys Air Ranch. My name is Ken Winiarski, and I just go by my nickname “COWBOY”.

      To answer your question, in a long round about way, Yes, I will allow and welcome folks to come in a camp once the airstrip is finished with extension construction the summer of 2021. Andy Rowe and myself have big plans for this airstrip.

      I can be reached at (207) 538-7583. I believe like the RAF Mission Statement, that these airstrips should be enjoyed by everyone. With that said, please reach out and contact either myself or our Maine State Liason, Andy Rowe for more info.

      Hope to see you in the future. I can always be contacted at my Email at

      Ken “COWBOY” Winiarski

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