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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Gulkana ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Gulkana and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<1>

Community   DirectionDistance
Chistochina   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Copper Center   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Copperville   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gakona Junction   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
Gakona   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Glennallen   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Kenny Lake   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lake Louise   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Mendeltna   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tazlina   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Tolsona   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gulkana ...

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.

Copper Center   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South of Gulkana   [Map]
Copperville   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Kenny Lake   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Lake Louise   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Silver Springs   -   17 miles [27.4 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 Gulkana.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gulkana. 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 Gulkana ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<2>  NFDC<3>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gulkana Airport(GKN/PAGK)   [Map]   GKN   SSW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Chistochina Airport(IATA:CZO)   [Map]   CZO   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Chitina Airport   [Map]   CXC   SSE   56 miles [90.1 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.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Gulkana.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Gulkana. 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   WSW   169 miles [272 km]
Fairbanks Intl. (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]   FAI   NNW   191 miles [307.4 km]
Homer Airport(HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   HOM   SW   273 miles [439.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gulkana Airport(GKN/PAGK)   [Map]   GKN   SSW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Valdez Pioneer Fld.(VDZ/PAVD)   [Map]   VDZ   SSW   83 miles [133.6 km]
Cordova Muni.   [Map]   CKU   S   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Chistochina Airport(IATA:CZO)   [Map]   CZO   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Chitina Airport   [Map]   CXC   SSE   56 miles [90.1 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
 
Fairbanks Intl.   (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]
        Website for Fairbanks International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Homer Airport   (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gulkana Airport   (GKN/PAGK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Valdez Pioneer Fld.   (VDZ/PAVD)   [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 Gulkana. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Gulkana. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gulkana) 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 Gulkana. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gulkana

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gulkana. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.2685, Longitude: -145.3728     [Map].

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Gulkana), 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 Gulkana.