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Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Lakes.

This page contains five sections:

Around Lakes ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Anchorage. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the southwest of Lakes. Anchorage has a population of 292,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Wasilla. It lies just west of Lakes and has a population of 10,500 people.

The following is a sample of neighboring communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Lakes.<2>

Big Lake     [Map]
23 miles [37 km]<2> miles to the west of Lakes.

Butte     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km]<2> miles to the southeast of Lakes.

Chugiak     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km]<2> miles to the southwest of Lakes.

Eagle River     [Map]
21 miles [33.8 km]<2> miles to the southwest of Lakes.

Gateway     [Map]
3 miles [4.8 km]<2> miles to the southeast of Lakes.

Houston     [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km]<2> miles to the west of Lakes.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy City     [Map]
22 miles [35.4 km]<2> miles to the southwest of Lakes.

Knik     [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km]<2> miles to the southwest of Lakes.

Lazy Mountain     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km]<2> miles to the east of Lakes.

Meadow Lakes     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km]<2> miles to the west of Lakes.

Nancy Lake     [Map]
23 miles [37 km]<2> miles to the west of Lakes.

Palmer     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km]<2> miles to the east of Lakes.

Sutton     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km]<2> miles to the northeast of Lakes.

Tanaina     [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km]<2> miles to the west of Lakes.

Wasilla     [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km]<2> miles to the west of Lakes.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lakes ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 Lakes ...

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 Lakes.

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

Large Airports

  • Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.   (ANC/PANC)
  • Homer Airport   (HOM/PAHO)
  • Fairbanks Intl.   (FAI/PAFA)
  • Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

  • Kenai Muni.   (ENA/PAEN)
  • Valdez Pioneer Fld.   (VDZ/PAVD)
  • General Aviation Airports

  • Palmer Muni.   (PAQ/PAAQ)
  • Wasilla Airport   (WWA/PAWS)
  • Butte Muni.   (FAA ID: AK1)
    • Butte Municipal Airport lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> miles to the east southeast of Lakes.
    • Airport location on Google Maps
  • Birchwood Airport   (FAA ID: BCV)
    • Birchwood Airport lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> miles to the south southwest of Lakes.
    • Airport location on Google Maps
  • Big Lake Airport   (BGQ/PAGQ)
  • Goose Bay Airport   (FAA ID: Z40)
    • Goose Bay Airport lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> miles to the southwest of Lakes.
    • Airport location on Google Maps
  • Willow Airport   (WOW/PAUO)
  • 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)


    Willow Airport     [Map]

    Airport Identification Code:

    IATA: WOWICAO: PAUO

    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)


    Merrill Field     [Map]

    Airport Identification Code:

    ICAO: PAMR

    From SkyVector:

    [Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

    Additional information from:

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

    Current Airport Weather:

    [Current][Last 3 Days]

    Flight Tracking:

    [FlightAware]


    Talkeetna Airport     [Map]

    Airport Identification Code:

    IATA: TKAICAO: PATK

    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)


    Fairbanks International Airport     [Map]

    Airport Identification Code:

    IATA: FAIICAO: PAFA

    Website for Fairbanks 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)


    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)


    Valdez Pioneer Field     [Map]

    Airport Identification Code:

    IATA: VDZICAO: PAVD

    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)


    Palmer Municipal Airport     [Map]

    Airport Identification Code:

    IATA: PAQICAO: PAAQ

    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)


    Wasilla Airport     [Map]

    Airport Identification Code:

    IATA: WWAICAO: PAWS

    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)


    Big Lake Airport     [Map]

    Airport Identification Code:

    IATA: BGQICAO: PAGQ

    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 ...

    Cities, Towns and Villages of Alaska

    About Alaska

    Off-the-Road Links ...

    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 Lakes.
    <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 from Point A (ie- Lakes) 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 Lakes. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lakes
    <3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Lakes), 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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