The City Council of Silver Bay will be holding a public hearing in regards to the potential closing of the Silver Bay Municipal Airport. The public hearing will be held on January 7, 2019 at 6:00pm in the City Council Chambers of City Hall located at 7 Davis Drive, Silver Bay, MN 55614.  The State of Minnesota Department of Aeronautics closed the runway May 2018 and developed an Airport Closure Evaluation Report.  The report is available to the public. Click here to review the report or contact City Hall at 218-226-4408 to obtain a copy.  Written comments will be accepted until 4:00pm on January 7, 2019 and can be mailed to the address above or via email to

The airport runway is closed indefinitely.

The Wayne Johnson Silver Bay Municipal Airport [KBFW] is located approximately seven miles southwest of Silver Bay on County Road 3. This small aircraft airport is unattended and there is fuel available onsite.

Phone No.: 218.226.3542

Airport Information Phone No.: 218.226.4408

Airport Contact: Lana Fralich, City Administrator (email Lana)

Runway 7-25 3,200 x 75 asphalt, trees on each end
Lights Beacon, PCL/PAPI/REIL
Approaches NDB and GPS
Approach Frequency Minneapolis Center 134.55
CTAF 122.9
NDB (BFW) 350
Traffic Pattern Altitude (MSL/AGL) 1890/801
AWOS NDB 350 218.226.3537

Hangar rates:  $85 per month (airplane); and $175 per month (hangar storage rent) (two-year lease terms).

If interested in renting a hangar, please contact City Hall at 218.226.4408.