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    What is the airport's address?

    How early should I arrive for my flight?

    Can I drive up to the terminal to drop off or pick up passengers?

    What is the Cell Phone Waiting Lot?

    Do I need a boarding pass to get through the security checkpoint?

    Are military families provided access to the gate?

    How many bags can I bring through the security checkpoint?

    What items are prohibited through the security checkpoint?

    Where is it best to pack my film?

    What are my parking options at the airport?

    What forms of payment are accepted in the parking garage?

    Where can I obtain ground transportation?

    Does the airport have a lost and found?

    Where do I go for lost baggage?



What is the airport's address?

The airport is located at 2416 Boeing Avenue South, Watertown, SD 57201.

How early should I arrive for my flight?

We recommend passengers arrive 60 minutes prior to their flight. This will provide ample time to park, check in with your airline, and pass through the security checkpoint. For up-to-the-minute security wait times, visit the Transportation Security Administration's website.

Can I drive up to the terminal to drop off or pick up passengers?

Vehicles are allowed curbside as long as they are actively loading or unloading. No parking or standing is permitted. Due to strict security guidelines, unattended vehicles will be towed. The best place to meet arriving passengers is in the lobby of the terminal. Individuals may park in short-term or long-term parking free of charge, or can wait in our Cell Phone Waiting Lot free of charge.

What is the Cell Phone Waiting Lot?

The Cell Phone Waiting Lot provides individuals with free parking while waiting for arriving passengers. Located on the driver's right side upon entering the airport via the main terminal entrance, drivers can connect with arriving passengers through their cell phone and then once their party arrives, they can meet them at the curb for active loading. A Parking Map is available for your review.

Do I need a boarding pass to get through the security checkpoint?

The Transportation Security Administration only permits ticketed passengers with boarding passes through the security checkpoint. If you need to accompany small children or someone needing assistance, you can make special arrangements for a non-flying guest pass through your airline.

Are military families provided access to the airline gate?

Yes, families of military may accompany a departing and arriving military family member to the airline gate and can remain with them until they board their aircraft. Family members must receive a pass from the airline that the military member is flying. A pass and a photo ID is required to get through the security checkpoint. For more information, contact your airline.

How many bags can I bring through the security checkpoint?

Each traveler is permitted one carry-on bag and one personal item such as a purse, briefcase or laptop computer.

What items are prohibited through the security checkpoint?

Certain items are prohibited through the security checkpoint due to safety concerns. Before packing for your trip, visit the Transportation Security Administration's website for a complete list of prohibited items.

Where is it best to pack my film?

All undeveloped film and cameras with film should be packed in your carry-on baggage. Do not place film in your checked baggage, as it may be damaged by the screening equipment.

What are my parking options at the airport?

The airport offers short-term or long-term parking facilities. See Parking & Transportation for further details. Parking is free

What forms of payment are accepted in the parking garage?

Short-Term and Long-Term parking are free.There is never any charge to park at the Watertown Regional Airport.

Where can I obtain ground transportation?

Rental car agencies are conveniently listed and available for our passengers. Taxi and limousine service can be accessed by contacting the listed agencies in advance of your visit.

Does the airport have a lost and found?

To retrieve items lost in the common areas of the airport, contact the Airport Administration office at 605.882.6209.

Where do I go for lost baggage?

Lost baggage is the responsibility of your airline. If your baggage is lost or delayed, complete a missing baggage form with your airline before leaving the airport and keep a copy of the claim form for your records. The airline may also ask you for the baggage tags you received upon check-in. To check on the status of your claim, contact the airline's baggage claim department.