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The location of Drift River













Welcome to Drift River ...

The location of Drift River has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Drift River: Drift Riv.

Drift River is near sea level<2>.

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

The area code for Drift River: (907)

Communities near Drift River ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Nikishka   [Map]

Lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<3> to the East (E) of Drift River

Located in Kenai Peninsula Borough

Port Nikiski   [Map]

Lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the East (E) of Drift River

Located in Kenai Peninsula Borough

Salamatof   [Map]

Lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the East (E) of Drift River

Located in Kenai Peninsula Borough

Nikiski   [Map]

Lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the East (E) of Drift River

Located in Kenai Peninsula Borough

Kenai   [Map]

Lies 30 miles [48.3 km] to the East (E) of Drift River

Located in Kenai Peninsula Borough

Cohoe   [Map]

Lies 32 miles [51.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Drift River

Located in Kenai Peninsula Borough

Kalifornsky   [Map]

Lies 32 miles [51.5 km] to the East (E) of Drift River

Located in Kenai Peninsula Borough

Kasilof   [Map]

Lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Drift River

Located in Kenai Peninsula Borough

Clam Gulch   [Map]

Lies 35 miles [56.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Drift River

Located in Kenai Peninsula Borough

Ridgeway   [Map]

Lies 36 miles [57.9 km] to the East (E) of Drift River

Located in Kenai Peninsula Borough

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Drift River.

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 Drift River. 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 Drift River.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Drift River:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Drift River ...

Looking for more information about Drift River? 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.

Looking for more information about Drift River? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Drift River, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Drift River.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alaska

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Drift River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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 from Point A (ie- Drift River) 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 Drift River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Drift River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Drift River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.5917, Longitude: -152.1611     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Drift River have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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