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The location of Craig









Introduction ...

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

This page contains five 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 820 people.<1>

For comparison, Craig has a population of 1,300 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Coffman Cove   [Map]   183   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Edna Bay   [Map]   ---   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hydaburg   [Map]   396   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Kasaan   [Map]   50   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Thorne Bay   [Map]   487   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirDistance
Dora Bay   [Map]     SE   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 ...

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

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 Page for Craig.

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alaska Statewide Tourism
    Craig Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Craig


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 Craig ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Craig Airport (FAA ID: CGA)   [Map]   WNW   Less than 2 miles
Klawock Airport (KLW/PAKW)   [Map]   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity 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)   DirDistance

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

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

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Craig Airport (FAA ID: CGA)   [Map]   WNW   Less than 2 miles
Klawock Airport (KLW/PAKW)   [Map]   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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ketchikan Intl.   (KTN/PAKT)   [Map]
  Website for Ketchikan International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wrangell Airport   (WRG/PAWG)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Petersburg Airport   (PSG/PAPG)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Masset Airport   (ZMT/CZMT)   [Map]
  Website for Masset Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Klawock Airport   (KLW/PAKW)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, 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 we use 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>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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