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Bear Creek, Alaska

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The location of Bear Creek

Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Bear Creek ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Seward. It lies just southwest of Bear Creek. Seward has a population of 2,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Whittier. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the northeast of Bear Creek and has a population of 210 people.

Below is a sample of neighboring communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Bear Creek and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   DirDistance
Chenega Bay   [Map]     E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Cooper Landing   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Crown Point   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lawing   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lowell Point   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Moose Pass   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Muskwa Village   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Primrose   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bear Creek ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Bear Creek.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bear Creek. 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, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Alaska

    Alaska Tourism
    Parks for Alaska

    Fishing in Alaska
    Hunting in Alaska

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alaska

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 Bear Creek ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Seward Airport (SRD/PAWD)   [Map]   SSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Lawing Airport (FAA ID: 9Z9)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Quartz Creek Airport (FAA ID: JLA)   [Map]   NNW   24 miles [38.6 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Bear Creek.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bear 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)   DirDistance
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.  (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   NNW   72 miles [115.9 km]
Homer Airport (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   WSW   80 miles [128.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Kenai Muni.  (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]   WNW   69 miles [111 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Seward Airport (SRD/PAWD)   [Map]   SSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Lawing Airport (FAA ID: 9Z9)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Quartz Creek Airport (FAA ID: JLA)   [Map]   NNW   24 miles [38.6 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.

Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.   (ANC/PANC)   [Map]
  Website for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Homer Airport   (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kenai Muni.   (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]
  Website for Kenai Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Seward Airport   (SRD/PAWD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Chenega Bay Airport   (NCN/PFCB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Whittier Airport   (ICAO: PAWR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bear 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 Bear Creek.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bear 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 Bear Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bear Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bear Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.1642, Longitude: -149.3950     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bear 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Bear 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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