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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Elfin Cove.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Elfin Cove ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Hoonah. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the east of Elfin Cove. Hoonah has a population of 750 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gustavus. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the northeast of Elfin Cove and has a population of 430 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Pelican   [Map]   88   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tenakee Springs   [Map]   ---   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Excursion Inlet   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Game Creek   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Whitestone Logging Camp   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Elfin Cove ...

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.

Excursion Inlet   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the Northeast of Elfin Cove   [Map]
Game Creek   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Pelican   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elfin Cove ...

Looking for more information about Elfin Cove? 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 Elfin Cove, 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 Elfin Cove.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Elfin Cove. 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
    Elfin Cove Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Elfin Cove


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 Elfin Cove ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gustavus Airport(GST/PAGS)   [Map]   GST   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hoonah Airport(HNH/PAOH)   [Map]   HNH   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Juneau Intl. (JNU/PAJN)   [Map]   JNU   E   65 miles [104.6 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 Elfin Cove.

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

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Juneau Intl. (JNU/PAJN)   [Map]   JNU   E   65 miles [104.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gustavus Airport(GST/PAGS)   [Map]   GST   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport(SIT/PASI)   [Map]   SIT   SSE   87 miles [140 km]
Skagway Airport(SGY/PAGY)   [Map]   SGY   NNE   94 miles [151.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Hoonah Airport(HNH/PAOH)   [Map]   HNH   E   34 miles [54.7 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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gustavus Airport   (GST/PAGS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport   (SIT/PASI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Skagway Airport   (SGY/PAGY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hoonah Airport   (HNH/PAOH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elfin Cove.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elfin Cove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.1951, Longitude: -136.3468     [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 Elfin Cove), 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 Elfin Cove.