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Wells, Alaska

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Wells.

This page contains six sections:

Around Wells ...

The following is a sample of neighboring communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Wells and not the distance if you drove it.<1>

Community   DirectionDistance
Chilkoot   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Covenant Life   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Haines   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Klukwan   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
Lutak   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mosquito Lake   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mud Bay   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Skagway   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Fraser (BC)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
White Pass (BC)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wells ...

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.

Covenant Life   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West of Wells   [Map]
Meadows (BC)   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mosquito Lake   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mud Bay   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pleasant Camp (BC)   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the West   [Map]
Rainy Hollow (BC)   -   23 miles [37 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 Wells.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<2>  NFDC<3>
Haines Airport(HNS/PAHN)   [Map]   HNS   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Skagway Airport(SGY/PAGY)   [Map]   SGY   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Mule Creek Airport   [Map]   CBS4   NW   34 miles [54.7 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.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Wells.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wells. 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   SSE   87 miles [140 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Skagway Airport(SGY/PAGY)   [Map]   SGY   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gustavus Airport(GST/PAGS)   [Map]   GST   S   68 miles [109.4 km]
Whitehorse Intl. (YXY/CYXY)   [Map]   CYXY   NNE   94 miles [151.3 km]
Whitehorse - Cousins Airport   [Map]   CFP8   NNE   99 miles [159.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Haines Airport(HNS/PAHN)   [Map]   HNS   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Mule Creek Airport   [Map]   CBS4   NW   34 miles [54.7 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
Skagway Airport   (SGY/PAGY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Gustavus Airport   (GST/PAGS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Whitehorse Intl.   (YXY/CYXY)   [Map]
        Website for Erik Nielsen - Whitehorse International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Haines Airport   (HNS/PAHN)   [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 Wells. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Wells. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wells) 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 Wells. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wells

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wells. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.4158, Longitude: -135.9303     [Map].

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Wells), 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 Wells.