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Tenakee Springs, Alaska

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Tenakee Springs.

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Around Tenakee Springs ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Juneau. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the northeast of Tenakee Springs. Juneau has a population of 32,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Sitka. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the south of Tenakee Springs and has a population of 8,800 people.

For comparison, Tenakee Springs has a population of 130 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 Tenakee Springs and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Angoon   [Map]   444   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Gustavus   [Map]   428   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Hoonah   [Map]   745   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Pelican   [Map]   88   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Chatham   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Cube Cove   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Douglas   [Map]     NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Elfin Cove   [Map]     NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Freshwater Bay   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Game Creek   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Whitestone Logging Camp   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tenakee Springs ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some 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.

Cannery   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of Tenakee Springs   [Map]
Cube Cove   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Freshwater Bay   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Game Creek   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hawk Inlet   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hood Bay   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pelican   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the West   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tenakee Springs ...

Looking for more information about Tenakee Springs? 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 Tenakee Springs, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Tenakee Springs.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Tenakee Springs.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Tenakee Springs. 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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alaska Statewide Tourism
    Tenakee Springs Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Tenakee Springs

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 Tenakee Springs ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Tenakee Springs.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Hoonah Airport(HNH/PAOH)   [Map]   HNH   NNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Juneau Intl. (JNU/PAJN)   [Map]   JNU   NNE   46 miles [74 km]
Gustavus Airport(GST/PAGS)   [Map]   GST   NNW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport(SIT/PASI)   [Map]   SIT   S   50 miles [80.5 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 Tenakee Springs.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Tenakee Springs. 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
Juneau Intl. (JNU/PAJN)   [Map]   JNU   NNE   46 miles [74 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Gustavus Airport(GST/PAGS)   [Map]   GST   NNW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport(SIT/PASI)   [Map]   SIT   S   50 miles [80.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Hoonah Airport(HNH/PAOH)   [Map]   HNH   NNW   22 miles [35.4 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
Gustavus Airport   (GST/PAGS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport   (SIT/PASI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Petersburg Airport   (PSG/PAPG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Skagway Airport   (SGY/PAGY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hoonah Airport   (HNH/PAOH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Tenakee Springs.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tenakee Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 57.7801, Longitude: -135.2181     [Map].

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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 Tenakee Springs), 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 Tenakee Springs.