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Pelican, Alaska

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Pelican.

This page contains six sections:

Around Pelican ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Hoonah. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the east of Pelican. Hoonah has a population of 790 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gustavus. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the northeast of Pelican and has a population of 450 people.

For comparison, Pelican has a population of 87 people.

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

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    • Elfin Cove

      • Elfin Cove lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the north of Pelican
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    • Game Creek

      • Game Creek lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Pelican
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    • Gustavus

      • Gustavus lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Pelican
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    • Hoonah

      • Hoonah lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the east of Pelican
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    • Tenakee Springs

      • Tenakee Springs lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the east of Pelican
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    • Whitestone Logging Camp

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pelican ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pelican ...

Looking for more information about Pelican? 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 Pelican, 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 Pelican.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

Pelican Tourism

Additional communities can be found on the TripAdvisor Page for Pelican

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pelican:

The official website for State of Alaska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pelican.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pelican) 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 Pelican. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pelican

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pelican. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 57.9589, Longitude: -136.2248    






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