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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Fishhook ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Anchorage. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the southwest of Fishhook. Anchorage has a population of 298,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Wasilla. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the southwest of Fishhook and has a population of 9,700 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
Houston   [Map]   2,290   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Palmer   [Map]   7,000   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Y   [Map]   ---   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Big Lake   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Butte   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Chickaloon   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Chugiak   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Eagle River   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Gateway   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
John Fitzgerald Kennedy City   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Knik   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lazy Mountain   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Meadow Lakes   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Nancy Lake   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Point MacKenzie   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sutton   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Tanaina   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Willow   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fishhook ...

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.

Buffalo Soapstone   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of Fishhook   [Map]
Cottonwood   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Farm Loop   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Jonesville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Knik River   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lazy Mountain   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lucky Shot Landing   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Meadow Lakes   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Peters Creek   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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


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 Fishhook ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Palmer Muni.(PAQ/PAAQ)   [Map]   PAQ   SSE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wasilla Airport(WWA/PAWS)   [Map]   IYS   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Butte Muni.   [Map]   AK1   SSE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Big Lake Airport(BGQ/PAGQ)   [Map]   BGQ   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Birchwood Airport   [Map]   BCV   SSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Willow Airport(WOW/PAUO)   [Map]   UUO   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Goose Bay Airport   [Map]   Z40   SW   32 miles [51.5 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 Fishhook.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Fishhook. 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
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl. (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   ANC   SSW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Homer Airport(HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   HOM   SSW   164 miles [263.9 km]
Fairbanks Intl. (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]   FAI   N   215 miles [346 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Kenai Muni. (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]   ENA   SW   105 miles [169 km]
Valdez Pioneer Fld.(VDZ/PAVD)   [Map]   VDZ   ESE   107 miles [172.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Palmer Muni.(PAQ/PAAQ)   [Map]   PAQ   SSE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wasilla Airport(WWA/PAWS)   [Map]   IYS   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Butte Muni.   [Map]   AK1   SSE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Big Lake Airport(BGQ/PAGQ)   [Map]   BGQ   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Birchwood Airport   [Map]   BCV   SSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Willow Airport(WOW/PAUO)   [Map]   UUO   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Goose Bay Airport   [Map]   Z40   SW   32 miles [51.5 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.

Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.   (ANC/PANC)   [Map]
        Website for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Homer Airport   (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Willow Airport   (WOW/PAUO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Merrill Fld.   (ICAO: PAMR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Talkeetna Airport   (TKA/PATK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fairbanks Intl.   (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]
        Website for Fairbanks International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kenai Muni.   (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]
        Website for Kenai Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Valdez Pioneer Fld.   (VDZ/PAVD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Palmer Muni.   (PAQ/PAAQ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wasilla Airport   (WWA/PAWS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Big Lake Airport   (BGQ/PAGQ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 Fishhook.

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

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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 Fishhook), 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 Fishhook.