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Introduction ...

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

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Around Eek ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Bethel. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the north of Eek. Bethel has a population of 6,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kwethluk. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the northeast of Eek and has a population of 750 people.

For comparison, Eek has a population of 320 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 Eek and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Napakiak   [Map]   376   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Napaskiak   [Map]   432   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Nunapitchuk   [Map]   526   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Quinhagak   [Map]   699   S   32 miles [51.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Atmautluak   [Map]     N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Kasigluk   [Map]     N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Kongiganak   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Kwigillingok   [Map]     SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Oscarville   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Tuntutuliak   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Eek ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

In the vicinity of Eek, Oscarville is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the North.   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Eek ...

Looking for more information about Eek? 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 Eek, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Eek.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Eek.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Eek. 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 to see 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
    Eek Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Eek


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 Eek ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuntutuliak Airport(IATA:WTL)   [Map]   A61   WNW   23 miles [37 km]
Napakiak Airport(WNA/PANA)   [Map]   WNA   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Kongiganak Airport(KKH/PADY)   [Map]   DUY   WSW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Napaskiak Airport(PKA/PAPK)   [Map]   PKA   NNE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bethel Airport(BET/PABE)   [Map]   BET   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Kwethluk Airport(KWT/PFKW)   [Map]   KWT   NNE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Atmautluak Airport(IATA:ATT)   [Map]   4A2   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Akiachak Airport   [Map]   Z13   NNE   51 miles [82.1 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 be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Eek.

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

Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bethel Airport(BET/PABE)   [Map]   BET   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuntutuliak Airport(IATA:WTL)   [Map]   A61   WNW   23 miles [37 km]
Napakiak Airport(WNA/PANA)   [Map]   WNA   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Kongiganak Airport(KKH/PADY)   [Map]   DUY   WSW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Napaskiak Airport(PKA/PAPK)   [Map]   PKA   NNE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Kwethluk Airport(KWT/PFKW)   [Map]   KWT   NNE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Atmautluak Airport(IATA:ATT)   [Map]   4A2   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Akiachak Airport   [Map]   Z13   NNE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Akiak Airport(AKI/PFAK)   [Map]   AKI   NNE   54 miles [86.9 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.

Bethel Airport   (BET/PABE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Napakiak Airport   (WNA/PANA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kongiganak Airport   (KKH/PADY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Napaskiak Airport   (PKA/PAPK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kwethluk Airport   (KWT/PFKW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Akiak Airport   (AKI/PFAK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.2169, Longitude: -162.0265     [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>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Eek), 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Eek.