Lake Elmo Airport

Lake Elmo Airport (21D)

Located between St. Paul to the west and the St. Croix River to the east, Lake Elmo Airport (21D) is convenient for both business and leisure travelers. 

Airport Info


3275 Manning Ave., Box 2
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
United States

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Lake Elmo Airport at a Glance:

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Hangar Information at Reliever Airports

There are many options for securing hangar space at our airports, including hangars for sale, rent and sublease. There are also sites to build a new hangar. Click below for hangar listings and contact information.

Hangar Information

Tenant Policies, Ordinances and Forms

At this link tenants will find a wide variety of documents related to environmental issues, insurance requirements, maintenance standards and forms for leases, among others.

Tenant Policies and Forms

Lake Elmo Airport Advisory Commission

The Lake Elmo Airport Advisory Commission is comprised of appointed airport users and community representatives from Washington County and the communities that surround Lake Elmo Airport (21D). The Commission's purpose is to bring together airport stakeholders to discuss issues related to airport development, aircraft operations and noise. 

Check our calendar for meeting locations and details. Meeting materials are available at the link below.

Bylaws Workplan Meeting Materials

Lake Elmo Joint Airport Zoning Board Archived Documents

The Lake Elmo Joint Airport Zoning Board formally adopted the Final Zoning Ordinance at its meeting on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, and is no longer active.

Find a comprehensive offering of JAZB documents at the link.

See archived JAZB documents

Long-Term Comprehensive Plan

The MAC’s seven-airport system functions as a unit to manage air traffic in the region surrounding Minneapolis and St. Paul. A key part of that unified effort is the development of long-term comprehensive plans (LTCP) for each of our airports.

Lake Elmo LTCP

Environmental Assessment

The Lake Elmo Airport Environmental Assessment / Environmental Assessment Worksheet was completed in August 2018 following completion of the Lake Elmo Airport 2035 LTCP.

Lake Elmo EA/EAW Appendices A-D Appendices E-K Appendices L-N

Noise Management

The MAC – working together with communities, aircraft operators and the Federal Aviation Administration – has developed several strategies for helping reduce aircraft noise in neighborhoods around each of our seven airports, including Lake Elmo Airport (21D).

View the Lake Elmo Airport Noise Abatement Recommended Practices

Pilot Resources

There are two non-precision instrument approaches to Lake Elmo airport, which has no control tower. Runway 14/32 is 2,850' x 75', while 4/22 measures 2,497' x 75.' Fueling, flight training and aircraft maintenance services are available from a fixed-base operator.

Please note: Lake Elmo Airport is noise sensitive. Pilots are asked to utilize the 21D Fly Neighborly Guide below for ways to keep the noise down. Thank you!

See 21D air navigation information 21D Fly Neighborly Guide See fixed-base operators at 21D

Real Estate Development

The MAC’s seven airports have parcels available for non-aeronautical development. Find out about opportunities at our Real Estate website.

Develop with the MAC

Aircraft Viewing Area

Each MAC airport has a public viewing area. Click on the link below to map the viewing area location for the Lake Elmo Airport:


Contact Lake Elmo Airport

Looking for information about flying in or out of 21D, or anything else related to Lake Elmo Airport? Simply fill out the contact form below and receive a response within 24 hours.