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Big Lake, Alaska

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Welcome to Big Lake ...

A typical abbreviation for Big Lake: Big Lk.

Big Lake is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<1>.

Time Zone: Big Lake lies in the Alaskan Time Zone (AKST/AKDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Big Lake: (907)

The ZIP code for Big Lake: 99652<2>

Communities near Big Lake ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Big Lake and not the distance as if you drove.<3>.

Community   2017<4>
Houston   [Map]   2,347   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
John Fitzgerald Kennedy City   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Knik-Fairview   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Knik   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Meadow Lakes   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Nancy Lake   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Big Lake.

Communities Also Named Big Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Big Lake - they are located in Arkansas, Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Texas and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Big Lake.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Big Lake. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Big Lake.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Big Lake:

Websites for Big Lake ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Big Lake ...

Looking for more information about Big Lake? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Big Lake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Big Lake.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Big Lake:

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Big Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Big Lake). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Big Lake or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Big Lake) 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 Big Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Big Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.5129, Longitude: -149.9862     [Map].

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Big Lake.

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