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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Rock Crossing.

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Around Rock Crossing ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Nenana. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the southeast of Rock Crossing. Nenana has a population of 380 people.<1>

The next largest community is Anderson. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the southeast of Rock Crossing and has a population of 270 people.

The following is a sample of nearby communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Rock Crossing and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   DirectionDistance
Eureka   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Manley Hot Springs   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Minto   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Rampart   [Map]     N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Woodchopper   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rock Crossing ...

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.

Caribou Crossing   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Rock Crossing   [Map]
Eureka   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Flag Crossing   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Four Mile Road   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jennie M. Crossing   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Manley Hot Springs   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Scotchmans Crossing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Woodchopper   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Manley Hot Springs Airport(ICAO: PAML)   [Map]   MLY   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Minto Airport(IATA:MNT)   [Map]   51Z   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Nenana Muni.(ICAO: PANN)   [Map]   ENN   ESE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Clear Airport(ICAO: PACL)   [Map]   Z84   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Rampart Airport(IATA:RMP)   [Map]   RMP   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Fairbanks Intl. (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]   FAI   E   64 miles [103 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 Rock Crossing.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rock Crossing. 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
Fairbanks Intl. (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]   FAI   E   64 miles [103 km]
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl. (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   ANC   S   249 miles [400.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Manley Hot Springs Airport(ICAO: PAML)   [Map]   MLY   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Minto Airport(IATA:MNT)   [Map]   51Z   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Nenana Muni.(ICAO: PANN)   [Map]   ENN   ESE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Clear Airport(ICAO: PACL)   [Map]   Z84   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Rampart Airport(IATA:RMP)   [Map]   RMP   N   49 miles [78.9 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.

Fairbanks Intl.   (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]
        Website for Fairbanks International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.   (ANC/PANC)   [Map]
        Website for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Manley Hot Springs Airport   (ICAO: PAML)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nenana Muni.   (ICAO: PANN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Clear Airport   (ICAO: PACL)   [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 Rock Crossing.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Crossing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.7889, Longitude: -150.0500     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock Crossing 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 Rock Crossing), 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 Rock Crossing.