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The location of Silver Lake









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Silver Lake ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Vancouver. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the south of Silver Lake. Vancouver has a population of 176,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Olympia. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the north of Silver Lake and has a population of 51,600 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 Silver Lake and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Astoria (OR)   [Map]   9,862   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Saint Helens (OR)   [Map]   13,701   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Scappoose (OR)   [Map]   7,262   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Battle Ground   [Map]   20,576   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Centralia   [Map]   17,216   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Chehalis   [Map]   7,533   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Eatonville   [Map]   2,991   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Kelso   [Map]   12,130   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
La Center   [Map]   3,218   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lacey   [Map]   49,748   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Longview   [Map]   37,602   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ridgefield   [Map]   7,959   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Tumwater   [Map]   22,973   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Woodland   [Map]   6,138   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Yelm   [Map]   9,125   N   44 miles [70.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Rainier (OR)   [Map]   1,982   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Carrolls   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Castle Rock   [Map]   2,234   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ethel   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Longview Heights   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ostrander   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rose Valley   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ryderwood   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Saint Urban   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Salkum   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Toledo   [Map]   751   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Toutle   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles
Vader   [Map]   643   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
West Longview   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Winlock   [Map]   1,354   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Cowlitz County ...

Silver Lake is located in Cowlitz County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cowlitz County: Columbia (OR), Clark, Lewis, Skamania & Wahkiakum. The Columbia River runs along the southwestern border of the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Silver Lake ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Silver Lake ...

Looking for more information about Silver Lake? 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 Silver Lake, 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 Silver Lake.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Washington Tourism
    Parks for Washington

    Fishing in Washington
    Hunting in Washington

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Washington Statewide Tourism
    Silver Lake Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Silver Lake


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Washington

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Washington

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

Airports Near Silver Lake ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
South Lewis Co. Airport (ICAO: KTDO)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kelso - Longview Airport (ICAO: KKLS)   [Map]   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ethel Intl.   [Map]   NNE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Chehalis - Centralia Airport (ICAO: KCLS)   [Map]   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Woodland State Airport (FAA ID: W27)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 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 Silver Lake.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Silver Lake. 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
Portland Intl.  (PDX/KPDX)   [Map]   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Seattle - Tacoma Intl.  (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]   NNE   81 miles [130.4 km]
King County Intl.  (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]   NNE   87 miles [140 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Portland - Hillsboro Airport  (HIO/KHIO)   [Map]   S   53 miles [85.3 km]
Yakima Air Terminal Airport  (YKM/KYKM)   [Map]   E   107 miles [172.2 km]
Snohomish Co. Airport  (PAE/KPAE)   [Map]   N   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
South Lewis Co. Airport (ICAO: KTDO)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kelso - Longview Airport (ICAO: KKLS)   [Map]   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ethel Intl.   [Map]   NNE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Chehalis - Centralia Airport (ICAO: KCLS)   [Map]   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Woodland State Airport (FAA ID: W27)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 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.

Portland Intl.   (PDX/KPDX)   [Map]
  Website for Portland 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
 
Kelso - Longview Airport   (ICAO: KKLS)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chehalis - Centralia Airport   (ICAO: KCLS)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Scappoose Industrial Airpark   (ICAO: KSPB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Olympia Muni.   (OLM/KOLM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pearson Fld.   (ICAO: KVUO)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Astoria Rgnl.   (ICAO: KAST)   [Map]
  Website for Astoria Regional Airport
  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
 
Portland - Troutdale Airport   (TTD/KTTD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Victoria Intl.   (YYJ/CYYJ)   [Map]
  Website for Victoria International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Vancouver Intl.   (YVR/CYVR)   [Map]
  Website for Vancouver International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Spokane Intl.   (GEG/KGEG)   [Map]
  Website for Spokane International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Portland - Hillsboro Airport   (HIO/KHIO)   [Map]
  Website for Portland - Hillsboro Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Yakima Air Terminal Airport   (YKM/KYKM)   [Map]
  Website for Yakima Air Terminal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Snohomish Co. Airport   (PAE/KPAE)   [Map]
  Website for Snohomish County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Lewis Co. Airport   (ICAO: KTDO)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Washington

About Cowlitz County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cowlitz County: www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Silver Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.3091, Longitude: -122.7621     [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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Silver 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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