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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Port Higgins.

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Around Port Higgins ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Ketchikan. It lies just southeast of Port Higgins. Ketchikan has a population of 8,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Klawock. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the west of Port Higgins and has a population of 800 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 Port Higgins and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Hydaburg   [Map]   400   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Kasaan   [Map]   50   W   23 miles [37 km]
Saxman   [Map]   418   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Thorne Bay   [Map]   485   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Annette   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Dora Bay   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hollis   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Loring   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Metlakatla   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Meyers Chuck   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Polk Inlet   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Ward Cove   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Port Higgins ...

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   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast of Port Higgins   [Map]
Dairy   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Herring Cove   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mountain Point   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mud Bay   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Refuge Cove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Salt Chuck   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Shoreline Drive   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Yes Bay (Historic)   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Ketchikan Intl. (KTN/PAKT)   [Map]   KTN   SSE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Klawock Airport(KLW/PAKW)   [Map]   AKW   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Craig Airport   [Map]   CGA   W   52 miles [83.7 km]
Wrangell Airport(WRG/PAWG)   [Map]   WRG   NNW   74 miles [119.1 km]
Prince Rupert Airport (YPR/CYPR)   [Map]   CYPR   SE   97 miles [156.1 km]
Masset Airport (ZMT/CZMT)   [Map]   CZMT   S   99 miles [159.3 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 Port Higgins.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Port Higgins. 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   SSE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Wrangell Airport(WRG/PAWG)   [Map]   WRG   NNW   74 miles [119.1 km]
Prince Rupert Airport (YPR/CYPR)   [Map]   CYPR   SE   97 miles [156.1 km]
Masset Airport (ZMT/CZMT)   [Map]   CZMT   S   99 miles [159.3 km]
Petersburg Airport(PSG/PAPG)   [Map]   PSG   NNW   102 miles [164.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Klawock Airport(KLW/PAKW)   [Map]   AKW   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Craig Airport   [Map]   CGA   W   52 miles [83.7 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
 
Wrangell Airport   (WRG/PAWG)   [Map]
        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
 
Petersburg Airport   (PSG/PAPG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Klawock Airport   (KLW/PAKW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 Port Higgins.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Port Higgins. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Port Higgins) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Higgins. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.4500, Longitude: -131.8167     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Port Higgins have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Port Higgins), 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 Port Higgins.