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The location of Douglas









Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Douglas.

This page contains six sections:

Around Douglas (aka 'Aievak') ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Juneau. It lies immediately northwest of Douglas. Juneau has a population of 32,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoonah. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the west of Douglas and has a population of 790 people.

Below is a sample of neighboring communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting in Douglas.<2>

Auke Bay     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the northwest of Douglas.

Cube Cove     [Map]
26 miles [41.8 km] miles to the southwest of Douglas.

Excursion Inlet     [Map]
39 miles [62.8 km] miles to the west of Douglas.

Freshwater Bay     [Map]
36 miles [57.9 km] miles to the southwest of Douglas.

Gustavus     [Map]
49 miles [78.9 km] miles to the west of Douglas.

Hoonah     [Map]
39 miles [62.8 km] miles to the west of Douglas.

Juneau     [Map]
Less than 2 miles miles to the northwest of Douglas.

Tenakee Springs     [Map]
45 miles [72.4 km] miles to the southwest of Douglas.

Whitestone Logging Camp     [Map]
40 miles [64.4 km] miles to the west of Douglas.

Tulsequah (BC)     [Map]
39 miles [62.8 km] miles to the northeast of Douglas.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Douglas ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Douglas ...

Looking for more information about Douglas? 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 Douglas, 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 Douglas.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Douglas. 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

TripAdvisor Link for:

Alaska Statewide Tourism

Douglas Tourism

Additional communities can be found on the TripAdvisor Page for Douglas

Also of Interest:

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 Douglas ...

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.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Douglas.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from Douglas. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

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

Large Airports

Juneau Intl.  (JNU/PAJN) <4>   [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the Northwest of Douglas.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Gustavus Airport (GST/PAGS)   [Map]
48 miles [77.2 km] miles to the West Northwest of Douglas.

Skagway Airport (SGY/PAGY)   [Map]
87 miles [140 km] miles to the North Northwest of Douglas.

Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport (SIT/PASI)   [Map]
92 miles [148.1 km] miles to the South Southwest of Douglas.

Petersburg Airport (PSG/PAPG)   [Map]
115 miles [185.1 km] miles to the South Southeast of Douglas.

General Aviation Airports

Hoonah Airport (HNH/PAOH)   [Map]
38 miles [61.2 km] miles to the West Southwest of Douglas.

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.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: JNUICAO: PAJN

Website for Juneau International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Gustavus Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: GSTICAO: PAGS

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Skagway Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: SGYICAO: PAGY

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: SITICAO: PASI

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Petersburg Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: PSGICAO: PAPG

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Hoonah Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: HNHICAO: PAOH

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Douglas.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Douglas) 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 Douglas. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Douglas

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Douglas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.2781, Longitude: -134.3959     [Map].

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Douglas), 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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<4>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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