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Introduction ...

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

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Around Metlakatla ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Ketchikan. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the north of Metlakatla. Ketchikan has a population of 8,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saxman. It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the north of Metlakatla and has a population of 420 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 Metlakatla and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Hydaburg   [Map]   400   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Kasaan   [Map]   50   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Annette   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Dora Bay   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Loring   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Meyers Chuck   [Map]     NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Ward Cove   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Metlakatla ...

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.

Clover Pass   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the North of Metlakatla   [Map]
Dairy   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Herring Cove   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Mountain Point   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Mud Bay   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Refuge Cove   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Shoreline Drive   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Metlakatla ...

Looking for more information about Metlakatla? 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 Metlakatla, 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 Metlakatla.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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


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 Metlakatla ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Ketchikan Intl. (KTN/PAKT)   [Map]   KTN   NNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Prince Rupert Airport (YPR/CYPR)   [Map]   CYPR   SE   73 miles [117.5 km]
Masset Airport (ZMT/CZMT)   [Map]   CZMT   SSW   79 miles [127.1 km]
Wrangell Airport(WRG/PAWG)   [Map]   WRG   NNW   98 miles [157.7 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 Metlakatla.

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

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Ketchikan Intl. (KTN/PAKT)   [Map]   KTN   NNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Prince Rupert Airport (YPR/CYPR)   [Map]   CYPR   SE   73 miles [117.5 km]
Masset Airport (ZMT/CZMT)   [Map]   CZMT   SSW   79 miles [127.1 km]
Wrangell Airport(WRG/PAWG)   [Map]   WRG   NNW   98 miles [157.7 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
 
Prince Rupert Airport   (YPR/CYPR)   [Map]
        Website for Prince Rupert Airport
        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
 
Wrangell Airport   (WRG/PAWG)   [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 Metlakatla.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Metlakatla. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.1288, Longitude: -131.5745     [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 Metlakatla), 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 Metlakatla.