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Sandpoint, Idaho

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The location of Sandpoint

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Sandpoint ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Coeur d'Alene. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the south of Sandpoint. Coeur d'Alene has a population of 50,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Post Falls. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the southwest of Sandpoint and has a population of 33,300 people.

For comparison, Sandpoint has a population of 8,400 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Athol   [Map]   757   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bonners Ferry   [Map]   2,603   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Dalton Gardens   [Map]   2,389   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hayden   [Map]   14,693   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Kootenai   [Map]   834   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Moyie Springs   [Map]   750   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Ponderay   [Map]   1,107   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Priest River   [Map]   1,811   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Rathdrum   [Map]   8,281   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Spirit Lake   [Map]   2,318   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Libby (MT)   [Map]   2,691   E   46 miles [74 km]
Troy (MT)   [Map]   904   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Deer Park (WA)   [Map]   4,080   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Liberty Lake (WA)   [Map]   ---   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Newport (WA)   [Map]   2,140   W   23 miles [37 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Bayview   [Map]   ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Boyer   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Careywood   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cedar Creek   [Map]   ---   S   18 miles [29 km]
Clark Fork   [Map]   561   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cocolalla   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Colburn   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Coolin   [Map]   ---   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Dover   [Map]   735   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
East Hope   [Map]   218   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hope   [Map]   90   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Laclede   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sagle   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Samuels   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Wrencoe   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]

For more communities neighboring Sandpoint, please visit our County-by-County Page for Sandpoint.

Bonner County ...

Sandpoint is located in Bonner County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bonner County: Boundary, Kootenai, Lincoln, Shoshone, Sanders (MT), Pend Oreille (WA) & Spokane (WA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sandpoint ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Sandpoint.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sandpoint ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Sandpoint. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sandpoint. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Idaho

    Idaho Tourism
    Parks for Idaho

    Fishing in Idaho
    Hunting in Idaho

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Idaho Statewide Tourism
    Sandpoint Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Sandpoint

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Idaho

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Idaho

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Idaho

Airports Near Sandpoint ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
SandPt. Airport (ICAO: KSZT)   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
Priest River Muni. (FAA ID: 1S6)   [Map]   WSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Boundary Co. Airport  (FAA ID: 65S)   [Map]   NNE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Coeur d'Alene Airport (COE/KCOE)   [Map]   SSW   36 miles [57.9 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Sandpoint.

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

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Spokane Intl.  (GEG/KGEG)   [Map]   SW   64 miles [103 km]
Kelowna Intl.  (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]   NW   172 miles [276.8 km]
King County Intl.  (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]   W   270 miles [434.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Coeur d'Alene Airport (COE/KCOE)   [Map]   SSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
West Kootenay Rgnl.  (YCG/CYCG)   [Map]   NW   85 miles [136.8 km]
Canadian Rockies Intl.  (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]   NNE   98 miles [157.7 km]
Kalispell City Airport (FAA ID: S27)   [Map]   E   104 miles [167.4 km]
Glacier Park Intl.  (FCA/KGPI)   [Map]   E   105 miles [169 km]
Pullman / Moscow Rgnl.  (PUW/KPUW)   [Map]   SSW   109 miles [175.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
SandPt. Airport (ICAO: KSZT)   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
Priest River Muni. (FAA ID: 1S6)   [Map]   WSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Boundary Co. Airport  (FAA ID: 65S)   [Map]   NNE   33 miles [53.1 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.

Spokane Intl.   (GEG/KGEG)   [Map]
  Website for Spokane International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
  Website for Kelowna International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
SandPt. Airport   (ICAO: KSZT)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Deer Park Airport   (ICAO: KDEW)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
King County Intl.   (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]
  Website for King County International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Seattle - Tacoma Intl.   (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]
  Website for Seattle - Tacoma International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Coeur d'Alene Airport   (COE/KCOE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
West Kootenay Rgnl.   (YCG/CYCG)   [Map]
  Website for West Kootenay Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Canadian Rockies Intl.   (YXC/CYXC)   [Map]
  Website for Cranbrook / Canadian Rockies International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Glacier Park Intl.   (FCA/KGPI)   [Map]
  Website for Glacier Park International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pullman / Moscow Rgnl.   (PUW/KPUW)   [Map]
  Website for Pullman / Moscow Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Idaho

About Bonner County

About Idaho

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Sandpoint:

The official website for Bonner County:

The official website for State of Idaho:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sandpoint.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandpoint. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.2806, Longitude: -116.5597     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sandpoint 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Sandpoint), 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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