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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Walker ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Wausau. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the north of Walker. Wausau has a population of 38,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Stevens Point. It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the northeast of Walker and has a population of 26,300 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 and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Farmington   [Map]   3,934   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grand Rapids   [Map]   7,417   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hull   [Map]   5,435   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Kronenwetter   [Map]   7,736   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Marshfield   [Map]   18,405   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Mauston   [Map]   4,394   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Mosinee   [Map]   4,002   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Plover   [Map]   12,772   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Rib Mountain   [Map]   6,887   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Rothschild   [Map]   5,325   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saratoga   [Map]   4,966   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Tomah   [Map]   9,369   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Waupaca   [Map]   5,886   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Weston   [Map]   15,167   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wisconsin Rapids   [Map]   17,806   E   7 miles [11.3 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Arpin   [Map]   909   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Arpin   [Map]   313   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Biron   [Map]   787   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cranmoor   [Map]   160   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Dexter   [Map]   349   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hansen   [Map]   654   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Nekoosa   [Map]   2,429   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pittsville   [Map]   838   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Port Edwards   [Map]   1,362   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Port Edwards   [Map]   1,778   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Rudolph   [Map]   985   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Seneca   [Map]   1,069   NE   Less than 2 miles
Sigel   [Map]   100   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Vesper   [Map]   558   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wood   [Map]   764   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Wood County ...

Walker is located in Wood County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wood County: Adams, Clark, Jackson, Juneau, Marathon & Portage.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Walker ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Walker. 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 Walker. 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 to see and places to visit:

For the State of Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Tourism
    Parks for Wisconsin

    Fishing in Wisconsin
    Hunting in Wisconsin


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Wisconsin

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Wisconsin

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

Airports Near Walker ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
South Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   ESE   7 miles [11.3 km]
South Wood Co. Airport(ICAO: KISW)   [Map]   ISW   ESE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Marshfield Muni.(ICAO: KMFI)   [Map]   MFI   NNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Necedah Airport   [Map]   DAF   SSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Stevens Pt. Muni.(ICAO: KSTE)   [Map]   STE   ENE   24 miles [38.6 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 Walker.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Walker. 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
Report  
DirectionDistance
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   NNE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   SSE   91 miles [146.5 km]
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   WSW   129 miles [207.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   WSW   72 miles [115.9 km]
Outagamie County Rgnl. (ATW/KATW)   [Map]   ATW   E   72 miles [115.9 km]
Rhinelander Airport(RHI/KRHI)   [Map]   RHI   NNE   89 miles [143.2 km]
Austin Straubel Intl.(GRB/KGRB)   [Map]   GRB   E   91 miles [146.5 km]
Eagle River Union Airport (EGV/KEGV)   [Map]   EGV   NNE   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
South Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   ESE   7 miles [11.3 km]
South Wood Co. Airport(ICAO: KISW)   [Map]   ISW   ESE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Marshfield Muni.(ICAO: KMFI)   [Map]   MFI   NNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Necedah Airport   [Map]   DAF   SSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Stevens Pt. Muni.(ICAO: KSTE)   [Map]   STE   ENE   24 miles [38.6 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.

Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Eagle River Union Airport   (EGV/KEGV)   [Map]
        Website for Eagle River Union Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Wood Co. Airport   (ICAO: KISW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Marshfield Muni.   (ICAO: KMFI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Stevens Pt. Muni.   (ICAO: KSTE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
        Website for Rochester International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wautoma Muni.   (ICAO: KY50)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
        Website for Rockford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
        Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Outagamie County Rgnl.   (ATW/KATW)   [Map]
        Website for Outagamie County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rhinelander Airport   (RHI/KRHI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Austin Straubel Intl.   (GRB/KGRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Wisconsin

About Wood County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wood County: www.co.wood.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Walker. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Walker) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walker. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3861, Longitude: -89.9787     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walker 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>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 Walker), 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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