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Kasaan, Alaska

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Kasaan ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Ketchikan. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the southeast of Kasaan. Ketchikan has a population of 8,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Craig. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the west of Kasaan and has a population of 1,200 people.

For comparison, Kasaan has a population of 50 people.

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

Community   2016
Coffman Cove   [Map]   180   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hydaburg   [Map]   400   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Klawock   [Map]   796   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Saxman   [Map]   418   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Thorne Bay   [Map]   485   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Dora Bay   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hollis   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Loring   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Metlakatla   [Map]     SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Meyers Chuck   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Naukati Bay   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Polk Inlet   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ward Cove   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Waterfall   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Whale Pass   [Map]     NW   48 miles [77.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Kasaan ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Kasaan.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kasaan ...

Looking for more information about Kasaan? 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 Kasaan, 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 Kasaan.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Kasaan

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 Kasaan ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Klawock Airport(KLW/PAKW)   [Map]   AKW   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Ketchikan Intl. (KTN/PAKT)   [Map]   KTN   ESE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Craig Airport   [Map]   CGA   W   29 miles [46.7 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 Kasaan.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Kasaan. 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

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Ketchikan Intl. (KTN/PAKT)   [Map]   KTN   ESE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Wrangell Airport(WRG/PAWG)   [Map]   WRG   N   65 miles [104.6 km]
Petersburg Airport(PSG/PAPG)   [Map]   PSG   NNW   89 miles [143.2 km]
Masset Airport (ZMT/CZMT)   [Map]   CZMT   S   105 miles [169 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Klawock Airport(KLW/PAKW)   [Map]   AKW   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Craig Airport   [Map]   CGA   W   29 miles [46.7 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
Ketchikan Intl.   (KTN/PAKT)   [Map]
        Website for Ketchikan International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Wrangell Airport   (WRG/PAWG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Petersburg Airport   (PSG/PAPG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Masset Airport   (ZMT/CZMT)   [Map]
        Website for Masset Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Prince Rupert Airport   (YPR/CYPR)   [Map]
        Website for Prince Rupert Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Klawock Airport   (KLW/PAKW)   [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 Kasaan. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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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 Kasaan.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kasaan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.5406, Longitude: -132.4025     [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 Kasaan), 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 Kasaan.