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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Craig.

This page contains six sections:

Around Craig ...

Craig is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Klawock. It lies just north of Craig and has a population of 770 people.<1>

For comparison, Craig has a population of 1,200 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Craig and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Coffman Cove   [Map]   180   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hydaburg   [Map]   391   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Kasaan   [Map]   51   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Thorne Bay   [Map]   483   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Dora Bay   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Edna Bay   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hollis   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Meyers Chuck   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Naukati Bay   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Polk Inlet   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Port Alice   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Tokeen   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Waterfall   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Whale Pass   [Map]     N   44 miles [70.8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Craig ...

As we travel, we always find names that give pause: while some are interesting and others familiar, some names are simply curious along with those that just strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name and if time permits, we'll try to make a side-trip.

In the vicinity of Craig, Coppermount is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast.   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Craig ...

Looking for more information about Craig? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Craig, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Craig.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alaska

    Alaska Tourism
    Alaska Parks

    Fishing in Alaska
    Hunting in Alaska

TripAdvisor Link to:

    Alaska Statewide Tourism
    Craig Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Craig


National Park System (NPS) - Parks, Monuments & Preserves

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alaska

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alaska

Airports Near Craig ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Craig.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Craig Airport   [Map]   CGA   WNW   Less than 2 miles
Klawock Airport(KLW/PAKW)   [Map]   AKW   NNE   7 miles [11.3 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Craig.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Craig. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Ketchikan Intl. (KTN/PAKT)   [Map]   KTN   E   56 miles [90.1 km]
Wrangell Airport(WRG/PAWG)   [Map]   WRG   NNE   75 miles [120.7 km]
Petersburg Airport(PSG/PAPG)   [Map]   PSG   N   91 miles [146.5 km]
Masset Airport (ZMT/CZMT)   [Map]   CZMT   SSE   107 miles [172.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Craig Airport   [Map]   CGA   WNW   Less than 2 miles
Klawock Airport(KLW/PAKW)   [Map]   AKW   NNE   7 miles [11.3 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Juneau Intl.   (JNU/PAJN)   [Map]
        Website for Juneau International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ketchikan Intl.   (KTN/PAKT)   [Map]
        Website for Ketchikan International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wrangell Airport   (WRG/PAWG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Petersburg Airport   (PSG/PAPG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Masset Airport   (ZMT/CZMT)   [Map]
        Website for Masset Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Klawock Airport   (KLW/PAKW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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The official website for Craig: www.craigak.com/

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Craig.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Craig. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Craig) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Craig. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Craig

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Craig. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.4768, Longitude: -133.1406     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Craig), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Craig.



 
 
 

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