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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Game Creek.

This page contains four sections:

Around Game Creek ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Juneau. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the northeast of Game Creek. Juneau has a population of 32,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoonah. It lies just northeast of Game Creek and has a population of 760 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 Game Creek and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Gustavus   [Map]   434   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Pelican   [Map]   91   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Tenakee Springs   [Map]   133   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Auke Bay   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cube Cove   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Douglas   [Map]     E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Elfin Cove   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Excursion Inlet   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Freshwater Bay   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Whitestone Logging Camp   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Game Creek. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Airports Near Game Creek ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Hoonah Airport(HNH/PAOH)   [Map]   HNH   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Gustavus Airport(GST/PAGS)   [Map]   GST   NNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Juneau Intl. (JNU/PAJN)   [Map]   JNU   ENE   39 miles [62.8 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 Game Creek.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Game Creek. 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
Juneau Intl. (JNU/PAJN)   [Map]   JNU   ENE   39 miles [62.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gustavus Airport(GST/PAGS)   [Map]   GST   NNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport(SIT/PASI)   [Map]   SIT   S   69 miles [111 km]
Skagway Airport(SGY/PAGY)   [Map]   SGY   N   97 miles [156.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Hoonah Airport(HNH/PAOH)   [Map]   HNH   NE   4 miles [6.4 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
 
Gustavus Airport   (GST/PAGS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport   (SIT/PASI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Skagway Airport   (SGY/PAGY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hoonah Airport   (HNH/PAOH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Game Creek. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Game Creek. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Game Creek) 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 Game Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Game Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Game Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.0567, Longitude: -135.5078     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Game Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Game Creek), 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 Game Creek.



 
 
 

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