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Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Kenai.

This page contains six sections:

Around Kenai ...

Kenai is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Soldotna. It lies just southeast of Kenai and has a population of 4,700 people.<1>

For comparison, Kenai has a population of 7,800 people.

Below is a sample of nearby communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting in Kenai.<2>

Clam Gulch     [Map]
23 miles [37 km] miles to the south of Kenai.

Cohoe     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the south of Kenai.

Drift River     [Map]
30 miles [48.3 km] miles to the west of Kenai.

Funny River     [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the east of Kenai.

Kalifornsky     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the south of Kenai.

Kasilof     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the south of Kenai.

Nikishka     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the northwest of Kenai.

Nikiski     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the north of Kenai.

Ninilchik     [Map]
38 miles [61.2 km] miles to the south of Kenai.

Port Nikiski     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the northwest of Kenai.

Ridgeway     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the east of Kenai.

Salamatof     [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the northwest of Kenai.

Soldotna     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the southeast of Kenai.

Sterling     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the east of Kenai.

Tyonek     [Map]
35 miles [56.3 km] miles to the north of Kenai.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Kenai ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kenai ...

Looking for more information about Kenai? 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 Kenai, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kenai.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Kenai. 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, attractions 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

Kenai Tourism

Additional communities can be found on the TripAdvisor Page for Kenai

Also of Interest:

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 Kenai ...

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 better fit our travel plans.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Kenai.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from Kenai. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

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

Large Airports

Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.  (ANC/PANC) <4>   [Map]
59 miles [95 km] miles to the northeast of Kenai.

Homer Airport (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]
63 miles [101.4 km] miles to the south of Kenai.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Kenai Muni.  (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]
Less than 2 miles miles to the north of Kenai.

General Aviation Airports

Soldotna Airport (SXQ/PASX)   [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the southeast of Kenai.

Tyonek Airport (IATA: TYE)   [Map]
35 miles [56.3 km] miles to the north of Kenai.

Ninilchik Airport (FAA ID: NIN)   [Map]
39 miles [62.8 km] miles to the south southwest of Kenai.

Beluga Airport (BVU/PABG)   [Map]
42 miles [67.6 km] miles to the north of Kenai.

Quartz Creek Airport (FAA ID: JLA)   [Map]
52 miles [83.7 km] miles to the east of Kenai.

Hope Airport (FAA ID: 5HO)   [Map]
59 miles [95 km] miles to the east northeast of Kenai.

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 International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: ANCICAO: PANC

Website for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Homer Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: HOMICAO: PAHO

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Kenai Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: ENAICAO: PAEN

Website for Kenai Municipal Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Soldotna Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: SXQICAO: PASX

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Beluga Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: BVUICAO: PABG

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kenai: www.ci.kenai.ak.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kenai. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.5602, Longitude: -151.2500     [Map].
<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Kenai), 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.
<4>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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