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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Dillingham ...

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

The next largest community is New Stuyahok. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northeast of Dillingham and has a population of 520 people.<1>

For comparison, Dillingham has a population of 2,400 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Aleknagik   [Map]   222   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Clark's Point   [Map]   63   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ekwok   [Map]   132   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Manokotak   [Map]   447   W   21 miles [33.8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Ekuk   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Portage Creek   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Wood River   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dillingham ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Portage Creek   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the East of Dillingham   [Map]
Wood River   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dillingham ...

Looking for more information about Dillingham? 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 Dillingham, 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 Dillingham.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Dillingham.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dillingham. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

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
    Dillingham Tourism

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


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

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alaska

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

Airports Near Dillingham ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dillingham Airport(DLG/PADL)   [Map]   DLG   W   Less than 2 miles
Clarks Pt. Airport(IATA:CLP)   [Map]   CLP   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ekuk Airport(IATA:KKU)   [Map]   KKU   SSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Manokotak Airport(KMO/PAMB)   [Map]   MBA   WSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Aleknagik Airport(IATA:WKK)   [Map]   5A8   NNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Portage Creek Airport   [Map]   A14   ESE   28 miles [45.1 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 Dillingham.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Dillingham. 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
Dillingham Airport(DLG/PADL)   [Map]   DLG   W   Less than 2 miles
King Salmon Airport(AKN/PAKN)   [Map]   AKN   ESE   69 miles [111 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Clarks Pt. Airport(IATA:CLP)   [Map]   CLP   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ekuk Airport(IATA:KKU)   [Map]   KKU   SSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Manokotak Airport(KMO/PAMB)   [Map]   MBA   WSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Aleknagik Airport(IATA:WKK)   [Map]   5A8   NNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Portage Creek Airport   [Map]   A14   ESE   28 miles [45.1 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.

Homer Airport   (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dillingham Airport   (DLG/PADL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Naknek Airport   (WSN/KWSN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
King Salmon Airport   (AKN/PAKN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Manokotak Airport   (KMO/PAMB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New Stuyahok Airport   (KNW/PANW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Dillingham: www.ci.dillingham.ak.us/

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 Dillingham.

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dillingham. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dillingham

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dillingham. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.0406, Longitude: -158.4631     [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 Dillingham), 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 Dillingham.



 
 
 

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