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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Knik River.

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Around Knik River ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Anchorage. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the southwest of Knik River. Anchorage has a population of 298,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Wasilla. It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the west of Knik River and has a population of 9,700 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Houston   [Map]   2,290   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Palmer   [Map]   7,000   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Whittier   [Map]   214   S   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Alyeska   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Artesian Village   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Butte   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Chickaloon   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Chugiak   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Eagle River   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Fort Richardson   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Gateway   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
John Fitzgerald Kennedy City   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Knik   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lazy Mountain   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Meadow Lakes   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sutton   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tanaina   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wilson Village   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Knik River ...

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.

Birchwood   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the West of Knik River   [Map]
Buffalo Soapstone   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cottonwood   -   23 miles [37 km] to the West   [Map]
Farm Loop   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fishhook   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jonesville   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]
Lazy Mountain   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Peters Creek   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Knik River. 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 Knik River ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Butte Muni.   [Map]   AK1   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Palmer Muni.(PAQ/PAAQ)   [Map]   PAQ   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Birchwood Airport   [Map]   BCV   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wasilla Airport(WWA/PAWS)   [Map]   IYS   WNW   23 miles [37 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 Knik River.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Knik River. 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   42 miles [67.6 km]
Homer Airport(HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   HOM   SW   154 miles [247.8 km]
Fairbanks Intl. (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]   FAI   N   233 miles [375 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Valdez Pioneer Fld.(VDZ/PAVD)   [Map]   VDZ   ESE   89 miles [143.2 km]
Kenai Muni. (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]   ENA   SW   100 miles [160.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Butte Muni.   [Map]   AK1   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Palmer Muni.(PAQ/PAAQ)   [Map]   PAQ   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Birchwood Airport   [Map]   BCV   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wasilla Airport(WWA/PAWS)   [Map]   IYS   WNW   23 miles [37 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
 
Homer Airport   (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Merrill Fld.   (ICAO: PAMR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Willow Airport   (WOW/PAUO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Whittier Airport   (ICAO: PAWR)   [Map]
        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
 
Valdez Pioneer Fld.   (VDZ/PAVD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kenai Muni.   (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]
        Website for Kenai Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Palmer Muni.   (PAQ/PAAQ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wasilla Airport   (WWA/PAWS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Big Lake Airport   (BGQ/PAGQ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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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 Knik River.

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

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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 Knik River), 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 Knik River.