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Salmon Lake, Alaska

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Salmon Lake.

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Around Salmon Lake ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Nome. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the south of Salmon Lake. Nome has a population of 3,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Teller. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the northwest of Salmon Lake and has a population of 240 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 and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
White Mountain   [Map]   203   E   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Council   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pilgrim Springs   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Solomon   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Salmon Lake ...

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.

Council   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the East of Salmon Lake   [Map]
Igloo   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Iron Creek   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Lees Camp   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Marys Igloo   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]
New Igloo   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Pilgrim Springs   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Port Safety   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Nome Airport(OME/PAOM)   [Map]   OME   SSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Solomon State Fld. Airport   [Map]   AK26   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Council Airport   [Map]   K29   E   38 miles [61.2 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 Salmon Lake.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Salmon Lake. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Nome Airport(OME/PAOM)   [Map]   OME   SSW   29 miles [46.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Solomon State Fld. Airport   [Map]   AK26   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Council Airport   [Map]   K29   E   38 miles [61.2 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.

Nome Airport   (OME/PAOM)   [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 Salmon Lake. 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 Salmon Lake.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Salmon Lake. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Salmon Lake) 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 Salmon Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Salmon Lake

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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 Salmon Lake), 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 Salmon Lake.