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Goodnews Bay, Alaska

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Goodnews Bay.

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Around Goodnews Bay ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Togiak. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the east of Goodnews Bay. Togiak has a population of 860 people.<1>

The next largest community is Quinhagak. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the north of Goodnews Bay and has a population of 700 people.

For comparison, Goodnews Bay has a population of 270 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Goodnews Bay and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Platinum   [Map]   66   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Twin Hills   [Map]     E   46 miles [74 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Goodnews Bay ...

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.

Goodnews Mining Camp   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South of Goodnews Bay   [Map]
Platinum   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Twin Hills   -   46 miles [74 km] to the East   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Goodnews Bay ...

Looking for more information about Goodnews Bay? 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 Goodnews Bay, 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 Goodnews Bay.

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
    Goodnews Bay Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Goodnews Bay

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 Goodnews Bay ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Goodnews Airport(IATA:GNU)   [Map]   GNU   E   Less than 2 miles
Platinum Airport(PTU/PAPM)   [Map]   PTU   SW   11 miles [17.7 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 Goodnews Bay.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Goodnews Bay. 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
Dillingham Airport(DLG/PADL)   [Map]   DLG   E   109 miles [175.4 km]
Bethel Airport(BET/PABE)   [Map]   BET   N   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Goodnews Airport(IATA:GNU)   [Map]   GNU   E   Less than 2 miles
Platinum Airport(PTU/PAPM)   [Map]   PTU   SW   11 miles [17.7 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.

Dillingham Airport   (DLG/PADL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Bethel Airport   (BET/PABE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Platinum Airport   (PTU/PAPM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Cape Newenham LRRS Airport   (EHM/PAEH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Togiak Airport   (TOG/PATG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Goodnews Bay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.1181, Longitude: -161.5856     [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 Goodnews Bay), 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 Goodnews Bay.