A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Nikishka, Alaska

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AK

The location of Nikishka

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
Click here for an interactive map for .
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Alaska

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Nikishka ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Kenai. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the southeast of Nikishka. Kenai has a population of 7,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Soldotna. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the southeast of Nikishka and has a population of 4,600 people.

Below is a sample of nearby communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   DirectionDistance
Beluga   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Clam Gulch   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Cohoe   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
Drift River   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Funny River   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Kalifornsky   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Kasilof   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Nikiski   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Ninilchik   [Map]     S   46 miles [74 km]
Port Nikiski   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
Ridgeway   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Salamatof   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Sterling   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Tyonek   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nikishka ...

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.

Beluga   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the North of Nikishka   [Map]
Clam Gulch   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Drift River   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Funny River   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Point Possession   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Kenai Muni. (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]   ENA   SSE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Soldotna Airport(SXQ/PASX)   [Map]   SXQ   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Tyonek Airport(IATA:TYE)   [Map]   TYE   NNE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Beluga Airport(BVU/PABG)   [Map]   BLG   NNE   34 miles [54.7 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 Nikishka.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Nikishka. 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
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl. (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   ANC   NE   57 miles [91.7 km]
Homer Airport(HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   HOM   S   73 miles [117.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Kenai Muni. (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]   ENA   SSE   10 miles [16.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Soldotna Airport(SXQ/PASX)   [Map]   SXQ   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Tyonek Airport(IATA:TYE)   [Map]   TYE   NNE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Beluga Airport(BVU/PABG)   [Map]   BLG   NNE   34 miles [54.7 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.

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
Kenai Muni.   (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]
        Website for Kenai Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Soldotna Airport   (SXQ/PASX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Beluga Airport   (BVU/PABG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nikishka. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Nikishka.

- Return to Citation

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nikishka. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.7028, Longitude: -151.4028     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nikishka have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Nikishka), 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.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Nikishka.