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Hawk Inlet, Alaska

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Hawk Inlet.

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Around Hawk Inlet ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Juneau. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the northeast of Hawk Inlet. Juneau has a population of 32,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoonah. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the west of Hawk Inlet and has a population of 750 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 from Hawk Inlet and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Angoon   [Map]   444   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Gustavus   [Map]   428   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Tenakee Springs   [Map]   ---   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Auke Bay   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Cube Cove   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Douglas   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Excursion Inlet   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Freshwater Bay   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Game Creek   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Whitestone Logging Camp   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hawk Inlet ...

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.

Cannery   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest of Hawk Inlet   [Map]
Cube Cove   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Fairhaven   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Fish Creek   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Freshwater Bay   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Game Creek   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Juneau   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lemon Creek   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lena Beach   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Juneau Intl. (JNU/PAJN)   [Map]   JNU   NNE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hoonah Airport(HNH/PAOH)   [Map]   HNH   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Gustavus Airport(GST/PAGS)   [Map]   GST   WNW   40 miles [64.4 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 Hawk Inlet.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Hawk Inlet. 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
Juneau Intl. (JNU/PAJN)   [Map]   JNU   NNE   17 miles [27.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Gustavus Airport(GST/PAGS)   [Map]   GST   WNW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport(SIT/PASI)   [Map]   SIT   SSW   77 miles [123.9 km]
Skagway Airport(SGY/PAGY)   [Map]   SGY   NNW   94 miles [151.3 km]
Petersburg Airport(PSG/PAPG)   [Map]   PSG   SE   113 miles [181.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Hoonah Airport(HNH/PAOH)   [Map]   HNH   W   24 miles [38.6 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
Petersburg Airport   (PSG/PAPG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hoonah Airport   (HNH/PAOH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Hawk Inlet. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hawk Inlet) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hawk Inlet. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.1258, Longitude: -134.7531     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hawk Inlet have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Hawk Inlet), 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 Hawk Inlet.