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Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Petersburg.

This page contains six sections:

Around Petersburg ...

Petersburg is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Wrangell. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the southeast of Petersburg and has a population of 2,500 people.<1>

For comparison, Petersburg has a population of 2,900 people.

The following is a sample of neighboring communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Petersburg.<2>

Kake     [Map]
39 miles [62.8 km] miles to the west of Petersburg.

Keene Channel     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the south of Petersburg.

Kupreanof     [Map]
Less than 2 miles miles to the west of Petersburg.

Point Baker     [Map]
40 miles [64.4 km] miles to the southwest of Petersburg.

Saint John Harbor     [Map]
25 miles [40.2 km] miles to the south of Petersburg.

Scow Bay     [Map]
2 miles [3.2 km] miles to the south of Petersburg.

Vank Island     [Map]
26 miles [41.8 km] miles to the southeast of Petersburg.

West Petersburg     [Map]
Less than 2 miles miles to the southwest of Petersburg.

Whale Pass     [Map]
48 miles [77.2 km] miles to the south of Petersburg.

Wrangell     [Map]
36 miles [57.9 km] miles to the southeast of Petersburg.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Petersburg ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Petersburg ...

Looking for more information about Petersburg? 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 Petersburg, 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 Petersburg.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

Petersburg Tourism

Additional communities can be found on the TripAdvisor Page for Petersburg

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 Petersburg ...

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 Petersburg.

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

Large Airports

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Petersburg Airport (PSG/PAPG)<4>   [Map]
Less than 2 miles miles to the south southeast of Petersburg.

Wrangell Airport (WRG/PAWG)   [Map]
31 miles [49.9 km] miles to the southeast of Petersburg.

General Aviation Airports

Kake Airport (ICAO: PAFE)   [Map]
37 miles [59.5 km] miles to the west northwest of Petersburg.

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 International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: JNUICAO: PAJN

Website for Juneau 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)


Petersburg James A. Johnson Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: PSGICAO: PAPG

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)


Wrangell Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: WRGICAO: PAWG

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)


Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: SITICAO: PASI

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)


Ketchikan International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: KTNICAO: PAKT

Website for Ketchikan 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)


Kake Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: PAFE

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

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

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Petersburg: www.petersburg.org/

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 Petersburg.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Petersburg) 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 Petersburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Petersburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Petersburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.8124, Longitude: -132.9537     [Map].
<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Petersburg), 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.
<4>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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