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The location of Surprise Valley









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Surprise Valley.

This page contains six sections:

Around Surprise Valley ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Seattle. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the north of Surprise Valley. Seattle has a population of 725,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tacoma. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the northwest of Surprise Valley and has a population of 213,000 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Auburn   [Map]   80,776   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bellevue   [Map]   144,444   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Bremerton   [Map]   41,041   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Burien   [Map]   51,671   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Des Moines   [Map]   31,238   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Federal Way   [Map]   96,690   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Issaquah   [Map]   37,487   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Kent   [Map]   128,458   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lacey   [Map]   49,748   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lakewood   [Map]   60,296   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Olympia   [Map]   51,609   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Puyallup   [Map]   41,001   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Renton   [Map]   101,379   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Sammamish   [Map]   64,548   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
University Place   [Map]   33,401   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Alder   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Carbonado   [Map]   701   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Clay City   [Map]   ---   W   Less than 2 miles
Eatonville   [Map]   2,991   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Elbe   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Elk Plain   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Frederickson   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Graham   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Kapowsin   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
La Grande   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
McMillin   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mineral   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Orting   [Map]   7,983   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Prairie Ridge   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
South Hill   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Pierce County ...

Surprise Valley is located in Pierce County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pierce County: King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Lewis, Mason, Thurston & Yakima. The northwestern boundary of the county is on Pudget Sound.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Surprise Valley ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Surprise Valley. 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 Surprise Valley. 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


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 Surprise Valley ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Pierce Co. Airport - Thun Fld. (ICAO: KPLU)   [Map]   NNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Auburn Muni.  (FAA ID: S50)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Tacoma Narrows Airport (ICAO: KTIW)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Olympia Muni. (OLM/KOLM)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Ranger Creek State Airport (FAA ID: 21W)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Ethel Intl.   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Packwood Airport (FAA ID: 55S)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Seattle - Tacoma Intl.  (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]   N   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 Surprise Valley.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Surprise Valley. 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
Seattle - Tacoma Intl.  (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
King County Intl.  (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]   N   41 miles [66 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Snohomish Co. Airport  (PAE/KPAE)   [Map]   N   67 miles [107.8 km]
Yakima Air Terminal Airport  (YKM/KYKM)   [Map]   ESE   83 miles [133.6 km]
Pangborn Meml.  (EAT/KEAT)   [Map]   ENE   100 miles [160.9 km]
Portland - Hillsboro Airport  (HIO/KHIO)   [Map]   SSW   101 miles [162.5 km]
Friday Hbr. Airport  (FRD/KFHR)   [Map]   NNW   115 miles [185.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Pierce Co. Airport - Thun Fld. (ICAO: KPLU)   [Map]   NNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Auburn Muni.  (FAA ID: S50)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Tacoma Narrows Airport (ICAO: KTIW)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Olympia Muni. (OLM/KOLM)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Ranger Creek State Airport (FAA ID: 21W)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Ethel Intl.   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Packwood Airport (FAA ID: 55S)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Vashon Muni. (FAA ID: 2S1)   [Map]   NNW   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.

Seattle - Tacoma Intl.   (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]
  Website for Seattle - Tacoma International 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
 
Friday Hbr. Airport   (FRD/KFHR)   [Map]
  Website for Friday Harbor Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pierce Co. Airport - Thun Fld.   (ICAO: KPLU)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tacoma Narrows Airport   (ICAO: KTIW)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Olympia Muni.   (OLM/KOLM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Renton Muni.   (ICAO: KRNT)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Portland Intl.   (PDX/KPDX)   [Map]
  Website for Portland International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chehalis - Centralia Airport   (ICAO: KCLS)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Lewis Co. Airport   (ICAO: KTDO)   [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
 
Snohomish Co. Airport   (PAE/KPAE)   [Map]
  Website for Snohomish County 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
 
Pangborn Meml.   (EAT/KEAT)   [Map]
  Website for Pangborn Memorial 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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.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 Surprise Valley.

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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- Surprise Valley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Surprise Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9304, Longitude: -122.2329     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Surprise Valley 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 Surprise Valley), 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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